2023 Complex Financial Restructuring Program: The Battle of the Plans

May 1 | New Orleans, LA

This year, ABI’s Complex Financial Restructuring Program (CFRP) will become The Battle of the Plans, with a brand-new case study, as it heads to the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans along with the VALCON 2023 program.

This program will provide the insights you need to solve problems pre-bankruptcy and beyond. Seasoned professionals and ABI “40 Under 40” program alumni comprise the expert faculty, who will present competing plans and take on the biggest issues of the Caesars bankruptcy case.

BONUS! Program participants will combine with VALCON 2023 attendees for an Opening Networking Reception. Plus, CFRP attendees who wish to also attend VALCON 2023 can save with a special rate that includes both programs!

Space is limited, so register early!

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  • Registration and Continental Breakfast

  • Welcome and Case Study Introduction

  • Panel 1: Debtor’s Reorganization Plan

    A team of ABI “40 Under 40” honorees, in the role of the debtor’s professional advisory team, will present the debtor’s value-maximizing plan of reorganization.

  • Refreshment Break

  • Panel 2: The Stakeholders

    Panelists representing the stakeholders in the case (secured creditors, bondholders, trade, equity) will discuss their strategies to increase their constituents’ respective pieces of the pie.

  • Luncheon

  • Panel 3: Fraudulent-Transfer Issues

  • Break

  • Panel 4: Resolutions

    Stakeholders will discuss how fraudulent-transfer issues and their potential resolutions affect their strategies.

  • Break

    Enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres with faculty and participants.

  • Panel 5: Plan Negotiations

    The debtor’s professional advisory team (different “40 Under 40” faculty) will describe how the plan of reorganization ultimately comes out after negotiations.

  • Adjourn to VALCON 2023 Opening Session

  • Opening Networking Reception with the Participants of VALCON 2023

    Join us for drinks and hors d’oeuvres with faculty and participants.

  • Partners


The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans invites visitors to its French Quarter retreat, set within a 1908 Beaux Arts building. ABI and AIRA have arranged a special conference rate of $302 per night from April 30-May 3, 2023. Reservations must be made directly with the hotel prior to April 10, 2023, to take advantage of the special conference rate. In order to be eligible for the group rate, reservations may be made only once you have registered for the program. Upon payment of the conference registration fees, you will receive hotel reservation information with your conference confirmation. Rooms are held on a first-come, first-served basis. ABI cannot guarantee any rooms after the specially rated ABI/AIRA block is filled.


Air: Fly into New Orleans International Airport (MSY).

Conference Attire

Attire is business casual throughout the conference.

(by 4/10/23)
(after 4/28/23)
CFRP 2023 Registration Rates
ABI Member
Gov't./Aca./Nonprofit ABI Member
Join and Save*
New Gov't./Aca./Nonprofit ABI Member*
(by 4/10/23)
(after 4/28/23)
VALCON 2023 & CFRP 2023 Joint Registration Rates
Gov't./Aca./Nonprofit ABI/AIRA Member
New ABI/AIRA Member*
New Gov't./Aca./Nonprofit ABI/AIRA Member*
*Includes a one-year ABI and AIRA membership for first-time members only — a $750 value! You must be an ABI or AIRA member to attend. Membership is individual and nonrefundable. If your ABI membership has expired, select the member rate and add in your ABI membership renewal fee.

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by April 10, 2023. No refunds will be granted after April 10, but substitutions will be allowed. After April 10, upon written request, a coupon for 20% off the registration fee (not including optional events) will be issued, which can be used (by the cancelling registrant only) for any ABI educational program up to one year after this conference, or for this same conference next year.


This program is eligible for 6 hours of general CLE credit in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 7.2 hours of general CLE credit in 50-minute-hour states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit-rounding rules and might not be approved prior to the program. California MCLE: ABI certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 6 hours. NY MCLE: This course or program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 7 credit hours, of which 7 credit hours can be applied toward the professional practice requirement.

7 hours of CPE credit are also available.

How to request CPE creditTo request CPE credit for your participation (and obtain a certificate of completion), you will need to complete an Attendance Affidavit. Attendance Affidavits are available at the end of the entire conference, after we have verified your attendance. To receive CPE credit, please click"+ Add Accrediting Agency" and select NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy).

NOTE: All attendees seeking CPE credit must sign in and sign out. You may only claim credit for sessions within the period between your sign-in and sign-out: credit will be adjusted or modified accordingly.

You will receive a personalized link to submit your Attendance Affidavit via email within 7 business days of the last day of the conference.

* ABI offers intermediate-level courses, which assume that attendees will have at least some detailed knowledge of insolvency matters (pursuant to the “Statement on Standards for CPE Programs” established by AICPA and NASBA). ABI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website, www.nasbaregistry.org.

ABI acknowledges that in some instances there will be persons who need to attend an educational seminar for CLE credit who are not able to pay full registration fees. ABI will handle such instances on a case-by-case basis and will work with the individual on alternative solutions. For persons who cannot meet the full registration rate, ABI will offer a reduced rate based on what the individual can reasonably afford to cover the cost of meals and materials. For persons unable to pay a reduced rate, we may allow the individual to work at our registration area for a few hours during attendee check-in, or assist in conference set-up. ABI also has reduced rates for government employees, professors, law clerks and students. For information on tuition assistance, send an e-mail to [email protected].