Join ABI and Stetson University College of Law for the 46th Annual Alexander L. Paskay Memorial Bankruptcy Seminar, a memorial CLE program honoring the lifetime achievements of the late Bankruptcy Judge Alexander L. Paskay.
Discuss the most current commercial and consumer bankruptcy issues with a faculty of prominent regional and national speakers and bankruptcy judges — and don’t miss out on the numerous networking events!
Nuts & Bolts of Chapter 11 Practice
Plenary Session: All Things Attorney Fees
This panel will present a series of short TED talks and debates on issues arising with respect to attorneys’ fees.
Plenary Session: Allocating Precious Resources in the Face of Disaster
The panelists will discuss the collapse of the Surfside condominium in Miami, and the resulting receivership and other disasters that have forced insolvency professionals to allocate resources, sometimes importing tort concepts.
Carolina Hurricanes vs. Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena
More details to come!
Exhibit Hall Open
Registration & Continental Breakfast
Welcome by Program Chairs
Plenary Session: Nuts & Bolts of Bankruptcy Appeals
Concurrent Sessions (2)
Chapter 11 Workshop and Practice Update
Consumer Practice Workshop, Part 1: Pre-Filing Issues
Paskay Memorial Luncheon and Keynote
Concurrent Sessions (2)
Subchapter V Issues
Consumer Practice Workshop, Part 2: Post-Filing Issues
Plenary Session: The Future of Technology and the Practice of Law
Happy Hour Networking Reception
Registration & Continental Breakfast
Welcome & Plenary Session: Current Ethical Issues
This panel will discuss litigation funding, conflicts and disqualifications, client complaints, and dealing with pro se litigants.
This session will be a rapid-fire roundtable discussion with the judges.
|Join and Save**|
|Govt./Aca. ABI Member|
|New Govt./Aca. ABI Member**|
|* There will be a $50 fee added to all on-site registrations.|
|** Includes a one-year ABI membership for first-time members — a $375 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 and full registration for one booth representative AND a one-year ABI membership.|
All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by March 15, 2022. No refunds will be granted after March 15, but substitutions will be allowed. After March 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.
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 seminar. 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 Alexander L. Paskay Memorial Bankruptcy Seminar will be required to provide proof of the above before entering the meeting venue.
The redesigned waterfront Tampa Marriott Water Street hotel sits adjacent to the convention center in Tampa’s vibrant Water Street neighborhood. ABI has arranged a special conference rate of $269 per night for a Standard room. Make your reservations by March 8, 2022, to reserve this special rate. ABI cannot guarantee anyone a room after the March 8 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.
Attire is business casual throughout the conference.
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.
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]
Continuing Education Credit
12.5 hours of general CLE credit, including 1.25 hours of ethics, are pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 15.25 hours of general CLE credit, including 1.5 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. California MCLE: ABI certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 12.5 hours, of which 1.25 hours will apply to ethics. New York MCLE: This course or program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 15.25 credit hours, of which 13.75 credit hours can be applied toward the professional practice requirement, and 1.5 credit hours can be applied toward the ethics requirement. 15.25 hours of CPE credit, including 1.5 hours of ethics, are also available.
* 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.
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].