Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference

January 27-28 | Denver, CO

ABI welcomes you back to Denver for the Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference!

Join us at The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa for this annual program, which brings together regional judges and top practitioners for two days of interactive and informative programming on timely consumer and business insolvency topics. Experience quality education brought to you by an outstanding faculty of regional judges and practitioners.

Because you might not be able or ready to travel to our in-person event, ABI will be livestreaming the Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference from Denver for those who would like to attend the program virtually. Online attendees can engage with the sessions in real time, making this annual conference more accessible than ever!

Whether you join us in person or virtually, we look forward to seeing you at the 2022 Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference!

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Add to Calendar   2022-01-27 11:00:00 2022-01-28 18:00:00 America/Denver Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference

  • Registration Open

  • Lunch

  • Plenary Session

    The Counterintuitive Outcomes of the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Bankruptcy filings fell dramatically during this latest recession and pandemic. The practice of law, especially insolvency law, was (temporarily?) upended. This panel will explore how the past might inform future filings.

  • Section 363 Sales: Good Practices, and Pitfalls to Avoid

    The panelists will cover issues common to § 363 sale processes that can help or harm debtors, creditors, bidders and other parties in interest, including notice, whether covenants really run with the land (§ 363(f)), selling overencumbered property, structured dismissals after Jevic, and venue considerations and recent developments.

  • Break

  • Concurrent Sessions (2)

    Navigating Small Business Bankruptcies: Subchapter V

    This panel will discuss and analyze Subchapter V eligibility, confirmation, and the unique challenges facing Subchapter V debtors, as well as recent Subchapter V case law updates.


    Emerging Complex Chapter 11 Issues in a Post-Pandemic (?) Environment

    This panel will present and engage in a “friendly” debate about four complicated Chapter 11 restructuring topics practitioners are likely to face in the next wave of Chapter 11 bankruptcies: (1) aggressive cash collateral orders; (2) the infamous 1111(b) election; (3) plan voting issues; and (4) plan provisions for channeling injunctions, indemnification provisions, and third party releases.

  • Networking Reception

  • Partners
  • Registration Open

  • Breakfast


    Sponsored by Cohne Kinghorn

    Cohne Kinghorn logo
  • It’s Morning Again at Rocky Mountain: Judges’ Roundtable

    Featuring the judges of the Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference, this session will strive to answer questions you have on current issues. Submit your questions in advance to [email protected].

  • Evidence: Back to Basics

    This panel will reveal strategies and tactics for introducing evidence properly and effectively in bankruptcy court to make persuasive case presentations.

  • Break

  • Concurrent Sessions (2)

    Consumer Workshop

    We Really Do CARES: Mortgages, Moratoriums, Modifications and In re Kinney

    This panel will discuss new movements in foreclosure practices and procedures post-COVID-19, much ado about In re Kinney, dealing with mortgage payment issues at the end of a chapter 13 plan, Rule 3002.1 concerns and remedies, whether to forbear or not to forbear, and implications of COVID-19 forbearance relief options and bankruptcy.


    Repeat Concurrent Session

    Emerging Complex Chapter 11 Issues in a Post-Pandemic (?) Environment

  • Lunch

    Sponsored by Ray, Quinney & Nebeker, PC

    Ray Quinney & Nebeker logo
  • Ethics: Cybersecurity and Other Remote Practice Issues

    This panel will focus on cybersecurity issues, dealing with difficult clients, and other modern ethics nightmares.

  • Consumer Workshop

    Consumer Case Law Update: Important Recent Cases Affecting Your Practice

    Important recent decisions are changing the landscape of consumer bankruptcy practice. This panel will discuss chapter 13 final payment issues (10th Circuit’s In re Kinney decision), treatment of post-petition assets, student loan discharge, and other local, circuit and Supreme Court opinions that are sure to impact your consumer practice.

  • Break

  • Rochelle’s Rocky Mountain Case Law Update

    Bankruptcy Judges Elizabeth Brown and Michael Romero will discuss the year’s widest splits and most controversial opinions with ABI Editor-at-Large Bill Rochelle.

  • Networking Reception

  • Partners
(by 11/30/21)
(after 1/13/21)
Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference
ABI Member
Join and Save*
Govt./Aca. ABI Member
New Govt./Aca. ABI Member*
Consumer Workshop ONLY Pricing (program only on 1/28/22)
ABI Member$325$375$445
Join and Save*$420$470$540
Rocky Mountain Virtual Bankruptcy Conference
* Includes a one-year ABI membership for first-time members only — a $375 value! Expired members should select the member rate and add in the membership-renewal fee on the online form. You must be an ABI member to attend the conference.
Optional Events
Thursday Networking Reception
Thursday Networking Reception Guest
Friday Networking Reception
Friday Networking Reception Guest

In-Person Attendee Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by January 6, 2022. No refunds will be granted after January 6, but substitutions will be allowed. After January 6, 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. Customers who fail to attend without providing notice will be charged the total fee of the conference for which they have registered.

Online Attendee Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be granted for the online program. Should you become unable to attend any or all of the sessions, a recording of all sessions will be sent to you, along with the corresponding educational materials.


The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa
321 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202

The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, Autograph Collection, located in the heart of downtown Denver, is an icon rich in tradition and history. Built in 1892, this luxury Denver hotel has been a Four Star and Four Diamond hotel since 1977.

Hotel Reservations

ABI has arranged a special conference rate of $199 per night at The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa. Please make your reservations by December 30, 2021, to secure this special rate. ABI cannot guarantee anyone a room after the December 30 cut-off date or after the specially rated ABI block has been filled. You will receive reservation instructions after you have registered for the program with ABI. Third-party reservations (travel agent, web, etc.) do not receive the special rate. Room blocks are limited and will sell out.


Denver International Airport (DEN) is 28 miles from The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa. The estimated taxi fare is $60 USD one way.

Conference Attire

Attire is business casual throughout the conference.

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

Financial Hardship Statement

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. 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 at least a 50% reduction in the registration fee. For more information, please contact the American Bankruptcy Institute at (703) 739-0800 or send an e-mail to [email protected].

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. After careful consideration by ABI leadership, in order to enable in-person events to take place with lower risk to participants, we are requiring that in-person attendees show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to gain admittance to the Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference at The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa January 27-28, 2022.

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. This is also consistent with the policies of many of our member firms and other associations nationwide. All registrants for ABI’s Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination before entering the meeting venue.

2022 Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference Co-Chairs

Advisory Board

ABI will seek 10.7 hours of CLE credit for this program in 60-minute-hour states and 12.8 hours of CLE credit in 50-minute-hour states, including 1 hour of Ethics specialty credit in 60-minute-hour states and 1.5 hours of Ethics specialty credit in 50-minute-hour states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit-rounding rules.

CPE credit is NOT AVAILABLE for viewing on-demand recorded sessions.

* 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,