2022 Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop

August 4-6 | Cambridge, MD

Join ABI on Maryland’s Eastern Shore for family-friendly fun and networking in a relaxed atmosphere at the 2022 Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop. Our host hotel, the Four-Diamond Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, is situated on 342 acres along the picturesque Choptank River and is an easy drive from Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia and Wilmington, Del. Earn up to 8 hours of CLE/CPE credit, including 1.5 hours of ethics, from a stellar faculty of regional professionals and judges on business-, consumer- and skills-focused topics.

We hope to see you there!



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  • Optional Event

    Golf Tournament

    Golfers should expect to enjoy many fine moments at the River Marsh Golf Club, the new Keith Foster-designed course on the grounds of the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort. Throughout this 6,801-yard, par-71 creation, Foster incorporates aesthetically pleasing golf holes — some appear to simply merge with and wrap around protected environmental areas — with a very traditional layout. Green fees for the shotgun golf tournament are $150 per person, which includes cart. To play, mark the appropriate box on the registration form and indicate your handicap. Lunch will be provided at 12:00 noon.

    Sponsored by Stretto
    Beverage Cart Sponsored by CohnReznick

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    Stretto logo
  • ABI Registration Desk Open

  • “40 Under 40” Panel: Practical & Ethical Pitfalls in a Post-COVID World


  • Opening Reception


    Sponsored by BakerHostetler and SSG Capital Advisors

    BakerHosteteler logo
    SSG logo
  • Partners
  • ABI Registration Desk Open

  • Breakfast


    Sponsored by Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP

    Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP logo
  • Welcome Remarks by the Workshop Chairs

  • Plenary Session

    Is a Tsunami of Commercial Real Estate Restructurings Coming?

    This panel will provide an overview and discussion of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and return-to-office issues, and what impacts they may have on the commercial real estate industry. The panelists will discuss market data and trends, as well as relevant case law on the valuation of commercial real estate in the context of bankruptcy cases. The panel also will review hypothetical scenarios to emphasize key issues that affect the valuation of commercial real estate in a disrupted and uncertain marketplace.

  • Refreshment Break

  • Concurrent Workshops (2)

    Skills: Involuntary Bankruptcy Cases



    What’s So Unique About Health Care Cases? Attributes, Challenges and Solutions for Sick Health Care Organizations

    This panel of health care experts will explain some of the unique features of health care cases in general by comparing notes on current operational challenges and pre-bankruptcy considerations, discussing the pros and cons of receiverships vs. chapter 11, covering specific health care-relevant provisions in the Code, and discussing sale considerations in health care cases.

  • Coffee Break

  • Concurrent Workshops (2)

    Navigating Insolvency Issues in Cryptocurrency

    This panel will focus on current developments and trends relating to the emerging industry of cryptocurrency. The panelists will assess recent insolvencies and bankruptcy cases, and provide practitioners with tips to help navigate this evolving market. Discussion will center on such issues as whether and when digital assets may be estate assets, discovery tools and crypto-tracing, and valuation concerns.


    Bankruptcy Update Smorgasbord:  A Review and Discussion of Recent Decisions and Other Changes Impacting Bankruptcy Practice

    This panel will provide an overview and discussion on the most recent bankruptcy decisions and changes to official guidelines and legislation impacting bankruptcy practice today. The case law discussion will cover the most recent bankruptcy opinions from the Supreme Court and Circuit Courts of Appeals as well as Bankruptcy and District Court opinions of note. The panel will provide thorough summaries of these cases and changes to other bankruptcy-specific rules, laws, and regulations as well as discuss the larger implications of these new precedents and changes on current practice and future bankruptcy trends.

  • Lunch


    Sponsored by Cozen O’Connor

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  • A Conversation About Mental Health and the Practice of Law

    In a recent survey, 93% of the respondents said that they had used the past year to reflect on their lives, and 88% said that the meaning of success had changed for them since the start of the pandemic. Yet the number of lawyers suffering from depression, anxiety and substance abuse is greater than ever. This panel will discuss ways in which we can help others — and ourselves — navigate this dichotomy.

  • Break

  • Concurrent Workshops (2)

    Supply Chain Disruptions



    ‘They Did What?’ Attacking Pre-Bankruptcy Transactions

    This panel will discuss and analyze attacks on pre-bankruptcy transactions, specifically certain transactions that (1) resulted in modifications to corporate governance or subsidiary status; (2) were at the behest of directors and officers and that may or may not have been to the detriment of the company; (3) were designed to limit liabilities in a workout or reorganization scenario; (4) modified rights or obligations owed to lenders, including the grant of additional security; or (5) were done for some other purpose. During the discussion, the panelists will focus on the analysis of the potential attack on such transactions, as well as the strategy for launching (or planning to launch) such an attack.

  • Optional Event

    Anthony H.N. Schnelling Endowment Fund Ice Cream Social


    Sponsored by BakerHostelter, Bayard P.A., Forman Holt and Polsinelli

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    Bayard P.A. logo
    Forman Holt logo
    Polsinelli PC logo
  • Final Night Dinner (kid-friendly event!)


    Dinner sponsored by DLA Piper and Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP
    Bar sponsored by Frost Brown Todd LLC and Polsinelli PC
    Dessert Station sponsored by Delaware ADR

    Delaware ADR logo
    DLA Piper logo
    Frost Brown Todd LLC logo
    Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP logo
    Polsinelli PC logo
  • Partners
  • ABI Registration Desk Open

  • Breakfast

  • Plenary Session

    Litigation Skills


  • Coffee Break

  • Plenary Session

    Ethics: Crime in Bankruptcy

    This panel will discuss various crimes committed that either caused a bankruptcy, were discovered during a bankruptcy or were committed during the course of bankruptcy proceedings.

  • Adjourn

  • Partners
(by 7/8/22)
(after 7/29/22)
Registration Rates*
ABI Member
Join and Save*
Govt./Nonprofit ABI Member
New Govt./Nonprofit ABI Member*
* 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*
New ABI Member Exhibitor Registration**
Additional Booth Representative
* Includes one 6’ table and full registration for one booth representative.
** Includes one 6’table and full registration for one booth representative AND a one-year ABI membership for first-time members only — a $425 value!
Adult Guest
Child Guest
(12 and under)
Optional Events
Golf Tournament
Opening Reception Registrant
Dinner and Dancing Registrant

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 July 15, 2022. No refunds will be granted after July 15, but substitutions will be allowed. After July 15, 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.


Reconnect with friends and colleagues at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina, a 342-acre waterfront resort near Chesapeake Bay. You’ll find relaxation or adventure with six food-and-beverage outlets, an 18-hole championship golf course, a 150-slip marina, an 18,000-square-foot European spa, an extensive multi-level indoor and outdoor swimming pool, and a children’s recreation center. ABI has arranged a special conference rate of $245 per night (with a $25.00/night resort fee that includes in-room wireless internet, resort self-parking, two bottles of water/day and use of many recreational activities). Reservations must be made directly with the resort by July 14, 2022, to secure this special rate. Upon payment of the conference registration fees, you will receive hotel reservation information with your conference confirmation. Reservations may be made only once you have registered with ABI. Rooms are held on a first-come, first-served basis. ABI cannot guarantee any rooms after the specially rated ABI block is filled.


Air: The resort is approximately 1.5 hours from both Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) and Reagan National Airport (DCA).

Ground: Driving time from Pittsburgh is 5.5 hours; Wilmington, 2 hours; Washington, D.C., 1.5 hours; Baltimore, 1.5 hours; and Newark, N.J., 4 hours.

Conference Attire

Attire is resort casual throughout the conference.


Advisory Board

9.5 hours of general CLE credit, including 2.25 hours of ethics, are pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 11.4 hours of general CLE credit, including 2.7 hours of ethics, are pending in 50-minute-hour states. Credit hours granted are subject to approval from each state. California MCLE: ABI certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 9.5 hours, of which 2.25 hours will apply to ethics. NY MCLE: This transitional and non-transitional program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the CLE Board for a maximum of 11.4 credit hours, of which 2.7 hours of credit can be applied toward the ethics professionalism requirement.

11.4 hours of CPE credit, including 2.5 hours of ethics, are also available.

*ABI offers intermediate-level courses, which assume that attendees will have had 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 addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Ave. North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37219-2417, or www.nasba.org. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, 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. For information on tuition assistance, send an e-mail to [email protected]. Illinois Attorneys: If registration fees are more than $500, attorneys who qualify will receive a reduction of at least 50% off the registration fee.