Central States Bankruptcy Workshop

June 23-25 | Lake Geneva, WI

Join us at the 29th Annual Central States Bankruptcy Workshop June 23-25, 2022, as we return to in-person events at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in lovely Lake Geneva, Wis. Design your own learning experience with specially designed business, consumer and skills tracks, and exchange ideas with esteemed judges and experienced colleagues.

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  • Optional Event

    Golf Tournament

    Hole sponsors: Accordion Partners and Gensburg Calandriello & Kanter, P.C.

    Beverage Cart sponsored by FrankGecker, LLP

    The annual tournament will be held at the magnificent Brute Course. At more than 7,000 yards, it is one of the most challenging layouts in the Midwest and is considered one of Wisconsin’s best golf courses. Designed by Robert Bruce Harris, the course is enhanced with 68 bunkers and huge rolling greens, averaging over 8,000 square feet. This par-72 Lake Geneva golf course is perfectly manicured and immaculately maintained. The $175 fee for golf includes green fee and cart, boxed lunch and beverage, and prizes. Please check the appropriate box on the online registration form to play, and indicate your handicap.

  • Optional Event

    Young & New Members Pub Outing

  • Optional Event

    IWIRC Cocktail Reception

  • Speaker/Sponsor Reception (by invitation only)

    Sponsored by Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC and Jenner & Block

  • Opening Reception

    Sponsored by Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. and Greenberg Traurig, LLP

    Bar sponsored by AlixPartners LLP, Barnes & Thornburg LLP and Grant Thornton LLP

    Children’s Entertainment sponsored by King & Spalding LLP

  • Optional Event

    Dessert & S’mores Under the Stars

    Sponsored by Fox Rothschild LLP

    Entertainment sponsored by Foley & Lardner LLP and Kerkman & Dunn

     

    Fox Rothschild LLP logo
    Foley & Lardner LLP
    Kerkman & Dunn logo
  • Partners
  • Breakfast

    Sponsored by Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss

  • Welcome by Central States Bankruptcy Workshop Program Chairs

  • Mental Health and Well-Being

  • Refreshment Break

    Sponsored by Adelman & Gettleman, Ltd.

  • Concurrent Sessions (4)

    Business Track

    Subchapter V: Lessons Learned and Minding the Gaps

     

     

    Business Track

    Mass Tort Tidal Wave

     

     

    Consumer Track

    Bankruptcy Rules You Should Know

     

     

     

    Skills Track

    It’s All Greek to Me: Understanding Insurance Policies

     

     

  • Refreshment Break

    Sponsored by Adelman & Gettleman, Ltd.

  • Concurrent Sessions (4)

    Business Track

    Assume the Worst: Executory Contract Law in 2022

     

     

    Business Track

    Decoding § 1111(b) Elections

     

     

    Consumer Track

    Property of the Estate, Constructive Trusts and Nonfiling Spouses

     

     

     

    Skills Track

    How to Cross-Examine a Witness

     

     

  • Optional Event

    Family Picnic

    Sponsored by Cozen O’Connor

    Entertainment sponsored by Quarles & Brady LLP

  • Optional Event

    Wine Tour

    Sponsored by Development Specialists, Inc. and Vedder Price

    The cost is $85 per person and includes transportation, tour & tastings. Please check the appropriate box on the online registration form.

  • Optional Event

    Tour de ABI Bicycle Outing

    Sponsored by Commercial Recovery Associates, LLC and Ice Miller LLP

    The $20-per-person fee includes guide, snack and gratuities. Please check the appropriate box on the online registration form.

  • Partners
  • Breakfast

  • Morning Announcements

  • Top Cases/Decisions

  • Break

    Sponsored by Warner Norcross + Judd LLP

  • Repeat Concurrent Sessions (3)

    Business Track

    Assume the Worst: Executory Contract Law in 2022

     

    Business Track

    Decoding § 1111(b) Elections

     

    Consumer Track

    How to Properly Respond to Complaints, Discovery

     

     

    Skills Track

    How to Cross-Examine a Witness

     

  • Refreshment Break

    Sponsored by Warner Norcross + Judd LLP

  • Repeat Concurrent Sessions (3)

    Business Track

    Subchapter V: Lessons Learned and Minding the Gaps

     

    Business Track

    Mass Tort Tidal Wave

     

    Skills Track

    It’s All Greek to Me: Understanding Insurance Policies

     

    Consumer Track

    Student Loans

     

  • Break

  • Judicial Roundtables

  • Adjourn

  • Partners
 Early
(by 5/6/22)
Regular
(5/7/22-5/27/22)
Late
(after 5/27/22)
Conference Rates*
ABI Member
$695
$745
$815
Join and Save**
$1,095
$1,145
$1,215
Govt./Academic/Nonprofit ABI Member
$415
$475
$515
Govt./Academic/Nonprofit New ABI Member**
$535
$595
$635
* There will be a $50 fee added to all on-site registrations.
** Includes a one-year ABI membership for first-time members — a $425 value! You must be an ABI member to attend. Membership is individual and nonrefundable. If your membership has expired, select the member rate and add in your membership-renewal fee.
Exhibitor Rates
ABI Member Exhibitor Registration***
$1,500
 
 
New ABI Member Exhibitor Registration****
$1,900
 
 
Additional Booth Representative
$500
 
 
*** Includes one 6’ table and full registration for one booth representative.
**** Includes one 6’ table, full registration for one booth representative AND a one-year ABI membership for first-time members only — a $425 value!
 Attendee Price
 
Guest Price Child 13 & under Price
Optional Events
Golf Tournament
$175
$175
$175
Young & New Members Pub Outing
$65
$65
n/a
Opening Reception
$0
$50
$20
Dessert & S’mores Under the Stars
$0
$15
$10
Family Picnic
$0
$0
$0
Wine Tour
$85
$85
n/a
Tour de ABI Bicycle Outing
$20
$20
$20

ABI DEFINES A “GUEST” AS A SPOUSE, CHILD OR COMPANION — NOT A PROFESSIONAL COLLEAGUE. A professional colleague is defined as someone who consults with or is employed by an organization whose members are eligible for ABI membership. If a professional colleague is found to be registered as a guest, ABI reserves the right to cancel his or her event registration. Any person not meeting the criteria of “guest” who wishes to participate in any ABI function at the conference is required to register separately at the full conference rate.

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by May 27, 2022. No refunds will be granted after May 27, but substitutions will be allowed. After May 27, upon written request, a coupon for 20% off the registration fee (not including optional events) will be issued, which can be used (by the canceling registrant only) for any ABI educational program up to one year after this conference, or for this same conference next year.

Anti-Harassment Policy

The American Bankruptcy Institute is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers. Our anti-harassment policy can be found at https://www.abi.org/about-us/bylaws-and-policies.

ABI’s COVID-19 Policy

As the COVID-19 landscape continues to evolve, so too must ABI’s safety policies for in-person events. ABI’s priority for all conferences and events is the safety and welfare of our attendees, partners and team. For the ABI Events, we are requiring that in-person attendees show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than two days (48 hours) prior to arrival. In lieu of testing, attendees can upload their vaccination card to show that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (as defined by the CDC) in order to gain admittance to the program. This decision was made in consultation with ABI leadership and is based on guidance issued by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other public health authorities. It is also consistent with the policies of many of our member firms and other associations nationwide.

Hotel

The Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, conveniently located in Lake Geneva, Wis., near Chicago and Milwaukee, is a AAA Four-Diamond resort offering superb guest accommodations. ABI has arranged a special conference rate of $219 single/double (Deluxe rooms) per night. Make your reservations by May 23, 2022, to reserve the special rate. ABI cannot guarantee anyone a room after the May 23 cutoff or after the specially rated ABI block has been filled. You will receive a special room reservation link after you have registered with ABI.

Air and Ground Transportation

Air: Grand Geneva Resort is just an hour’s drive from Milwaukee’s General Mitchell Airport (MKE) and less than 90 minutes from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport (ORD).

Workshop Chairs

Advisory Board

Continuing Education Credit

8.25 hours of CLE credit, including 2.75 hours of ethics, are pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 9.9 hours of CLE credit, including 3.3 hours of ethics, are pending in 50-minute-hour states. Credit hours granted are subject to each state’s CLE credit-approval regulations and might not be approved prior to the program. NY MCLE: This transitional and non-transitional program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the CLE Board for a maximum of 9.5 credit hours, of which 3 hours of credit can be applied toward the ethics professionalism requirement. California MCLE: ABI certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 8.25 hours, of which 2.75 hours will apply to ethics. 9.5 hours of CPE credit, including 3 hours of ethics, are also available.

*ABI offers intermediate-level courses, which assume that attendees have some knowledge in 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. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaints and refunds, please contact the American Bankruptcy Institute at (703) 739-0800.

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. Illinois Attorneys: If registration fees are more than $500, attorneys who qualify will receive a reduction of at least 50% off the registration fee. For information on tuition assistance, send an e-mail to [email protected].