2024 Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar

August 18-20 | Cincinnati, Ohio

The Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar is back in 2024 with an extended program! Catch up with friends and meet new colleagues during the return of this favorite regional event.

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  • Optional Event

    Reds Home Game

    Watch the hometown Cincinnati Reds take on the Kansas City Royals from a private patio inside the stadium. This space provides superb views of the field and vast areas for networking. Tickets are $115 per person.

  • Happy Hour


    Sponsored by Frost Brown Todd LLP

    Frost Brown Todd LLP logo
  • Partners
  • Registration Desk Opens

  • Breakfast

  • Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Expert Evidence: Using the Rules

    How have recent revisions to the Federal Rules of Evidence impacted the use of experts in the courtroom? This panel will address this question and offer best practices for using the Rules to your advantage.

  • Ethics: Use of AI and Ethical Issues

    This panel will review the ethical issues surrounding the use of generative AI in a legal practice and provide examples of how lawyers can appropriately use AI technology to enhance efficiency and productivity.

  • Networking Break

  • Concurrent Sessions (2)

    Business: Third-Party Releases After Purdue Pharma

    This panel will consider the Supreme Court’s decision in Purdue Pharma and options that are now foreclosed or available.


    Consumer: Subchapter V Nuts and Bolts

    Learn how to expand your expertise into the popular and growing practice area of subchapter V. This panel will introduce you to the basics of subchapter V, eligibility, timeline, filing considerations, financial requirements, first-day motions, subchapter V plans, discharge, the role of the subchapter V trustee and much more.

  • Luncheon

  • Plenary Session: Appeals

    Appellate court judges will discuss practice and procedure for bankruptcy court appeals.

  • Networking Break

  • Concurrent Sessions (2)

    Business: The Future of Subchapter V: Discussing the ABI Task Force’s Final Report


    Consumer: Complex Chapter 13 Issues

    This panel of bankruptcy powerhouses will tackle complex chapter 13 bankruptcy issues, preparing practitioners to face the impact of personal-injury claims, such as pre-petition RoundUp and Mesh claim payments made post-petition; adversary and contested-matter timing issues (pre-plan confirmation, or just before discharge); and computing the best-interest dividend by adding up all possible recoveries vs. only realistic ones, and whether the debtor or trustee should pursue the actual recovery for the estate.

  • Networking Break

  • Concurrent Sessions (2)

    Business: Landlord and Tenant Issues



    Consumer: Advising Clients Who Own a Business


  • Networking Reception at the Taft Center


    Sponsored by Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

    Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP logo
  • Partners
  • Registration Desk Opens

  • Breakfast

  • Plenary Session: Bill Rochelle and Guests


  • Networking Break

  • Concurrent Sessions (2)

    Business: Analysis of Receiver/ABC vs. Chapter 11



    Consumer: Emerging Issues in Consumer Bankruptcy

    This panel will delve into emerging issues in bankruptcy cases, offering perspectives from practitioners, chapter 13 trustees and the bench. The panelists will focus on post-confirmation appreciation in asset values, such as who gets the appreciation if the house sells during the chapter 13 or if the case converts to chapter 7; early plan payouts, evaluating final payments before the end of the commitment period, hardship discharges and creative plan modifications; no-look and bifurcated fees; and end-of-case mortgage issue solutions.

  • Networking Break

  • Great Debates


  • Adjourn

  • Partners
(by 7/12/24)
(after 7/12/24)
Seminar Registration Rates
ABI Member
Join and Save*
Govt./Aca. ABI Member
Govt./Academic/New ABI Member*
Debtor Consumer ABI Member
Debtor Consumer New ABI Member
* Includes a one-year ABI membership for first-time members only — a $425 value! Expired members should select the member rate and add in the membership-renewal fee on this form. You must be an ABI member to attend the conference.
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 — a $425 value!
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Optional Events
Networking Reception
Reds Home Game
Happy Hour

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 26, 2024. No refunds will be granted after July 26, but substitutions will be allowed. After July 26, 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.

Program Location

The Westin Cincinnati
21 E 5th St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Conference Attire

Business casual attire is requested, though not required.

ABI will seek CLE credit for this program.

* 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. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaints and refunds, please contact the American Bankruptcy Institute at (703) 739-0800.