ABI and UMKC School of Law are pleased to present the 2022 Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute at the University of Missouri-Kansas City! Back in person for the first time in two years, this year’s program features business and consumer tracks, providing the training you need at affordable pricing. With more than 20 bankruptcy judges on the faculty, you won’t want to miss the CLE/CPE event of the Midwest!
Registration Desk Open
Frank W. Koger Luncheon and Lecture: Personal Bankruptcy and Financial Stability
Sponsored by Huron
ABI Talks: Bankruptcy Ideas Worth Sharing
Following the Money: Tracing Financial Transactions in Popular Phone Apps
An Analytical Review of Reversals/Affirmance Rates Between BAPs and District Courts
The Unconstitutionality of Chapter 11 UST Fee vs. Non-UST Fee Districts
SBRA and Chapter 12 Definitions for Qualifying Debtors
Sponsored by Riordan, Fincher & Mayo, P.A.
Sponsored by Husch Blackwell LLP
Concurrent Breakouts (2)
Commercial: Hazard Ahead: The Thorny Interaction Between Environmental Law and Bankruptcy Law
Sponsored by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
Consumer: Tax Aspects in Bankruptcy Practice
Sponsored by Baird Holm LLP
Elimination of Bias: Allies Panel
Sponsored by Foley Law, PC, Nyemaster Goode, P.C. and The Olsen Law Firm, LLC
Friday Morning Bike Ride
Friday Morning Fun Run
Registration and Breakfast
Breakfast sponsored by Thompson Coburn LLP and Williams-Keepers LLC
Welcome and Second-Day Announcements
Case Law Updates
This panel of Eighth and Tenth Circuit bankruptcy judges will discuss several recent decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court, the Eighth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeals and Bankruptcy Appellate Panels, and elsewhere that are likely to impact your bankruptcy practice.
Sponsored by B. Riley Advisory Services
Concurrent Breakouts (2)
Commercial: Oil and Gas Bankruptcy
Sponsored by SierraConstellation Partners, LLC
Consumer: Buy Here/Pay Here, Buy Now/Pay Later, and Missing Collateral
Sponsored by Telpner Peterson Law Firm, LLP
Judicial Round-and-Round: Persuasiveness, Presentation and Professionalism
Concurrent Breakouts (2)
Commercial: Boardroom Issues When Considering the "Texas Two-Step" and Proposing Third-Party Releases in a Bankruptcy Plan
Sponsored by Holland & Knight LLP
Consumer: Chapter 13 Stressors: Appreciation, Inflation, Budgets and Plan Length
A judge, chapter 13 trustee and bankruptcy attorney will discuss how to help chapter 13 debtors succeed in chapter 13 despite increasing asset values, increased loan balances and increased expenses. This panel will delve into such issues as creating feasible plans with debtors’ ever-tighter budgets, instilling flexibility in the bankruptcy system, and dealing with asset appreciation. The panelists also will discuss options for cases that are running long in light of the Kinney decision, along with other issues that can arise.
Concurrent Breakouts (2)
Commercial: Issues with International Asset Sales
Sponsored by Aegis Law Group LLP
Consumer: The Sharing, Splitting, Unbundling, Factoring, Financing, Bifurcation and Disclosure of Debtors’ Attorneys’ Fees: Ethical Ramifications and What You Need to Know
This panel, featuring a bankruptcy judge, a practicing debtor’s attorney and a trial attorney with the Office of the U.S. Trustee, will discuss the latest cases involving nontraditional methods of getting paid as a consumer chapter 7 debtor’s lawyer, including Code, Rule and local rule requirements; the applicable Rules of Professional Conduct and potential ethical ramifications; and what you need to know to avoid potential sanctions, disgorgement, penalties and discipline.
Close Counts in Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, but Not in Chess, Checkers or Legal Ethics
|Commercial Track: ABI Member|
|Commercial Track: Join and Save*|
|Consumer Track: ABI Member|
|Consumer Track: Join and Save*|
|* 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.|
|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, full registration for one booth representative AND a one-year ABI membership for first-time members only — a $425 value!|
All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by September 22, 2022. No refunds will be granted after September 22, but substitutions will be allowed. After September 22, 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.
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.
The Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute will be held at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Atterbury Student Success Center
5000 Holmes St.
Kansas City, MO, 64110
ABI has arranged a special conference rate at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection. Please make your reservations by September 5, 2022, to secure this special rate. ABI cannot guarantee anyone a room after the September 5 cut-off date or after the specially rated ABI block has been filled. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at (816) 756-3800. The hotel block will sell out; please make your reservations accordingly.
The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection
325 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO, 64112
Room Rate: $199/night
Air: The University of Missouri-Kansas City is approximately 25 miles from Kansas City International Airport (MCI).
Ground: Courtesy phones for taxi service are located both inside and outside the terminal at each bag claim area and at other strategic locations outside the terminal exits. Make sure that you give the dispatcher your exact location.
For information about Kansas City restaurants, shopping, attractions, etc., go to the Visit Kansas City website at www.visitkc.com.
13.6 hours of CLE credit, including 2.4 hours of ethics and professionalism (including 1.2 hours of elimination of bias), are pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour. 12.6 hours of general CLE credit, including 1.2 hours of general ethics and 1.2 hours of elimination of bias, are pending in 50-minute states. Credit hours granted are subject to each state’s CLE credit-approval regulations and might not be approved prior to the 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. 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. 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, ABI may allow the individual to work at the 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. Financial assistance is available for this program. 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 more information, please contact the American Bankruptcy Institute at (703) 739-0800 or send an e-mail to [email protected].