2023 Alexander L. Paskay Memorial Bankruptcy Seminar

February 21-22 | Tampa, FL

Join ABI and Stetson University College of Law for the 47th Annual Alexander L. Paskay Memorial Bankruptcy Seminar, a memorial CLE program honoring the lifetime achievements of the late Bankruptcy Judge Alexander L. Paskay.

The seminar will feature programming options geared toward both business and consumer issues, taught by a faculty of prominent regional and national speakers and bankruptcy judges — and you won’t want to miss out on the numerous networking events!

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  • Registration Opens and Continental Breakfast

  • Welcome by Program Chairs and Nuts & Bolts Program

    Join us as we demystify bankruptcy in this primer for new lawyers and lawyers new to bankruptcy.

  • Break

  • Concurrent Sessions (2)

    Business Breakout

    Update on Third-Party Releases, Injunctions and Bar Orders


    Consumer Breakout

    Understanding Proofs of Claim and Claims Allowances

    This panel will examine what is necessary to file a proof of claim, as well as claim allowances and estimation procedures. The panelists will also discuss valuation considerations and the recovery of interest for secured and unsecured claims and no-look fees.

  • Annual Paskay Memorial Luncheon Keynote & Networking

    Digital Assets and the Digital Marketplace


  • Break

  • Crypto Bankruptcy

    This session covers what you need to know to be involved in a crypto insolvency proceeding, and takes a look at proposed Article 12 to the UCC.

  • Break

  • Subchapter V: The New Frontier for Small Businesses and Individuals

  • Refreshment Break

  • Exemptions! Exemptions! Exemptions!

    This session will provide a detailed look at homestead and tenancy by the entirety exemptions, as well as retirement assets in bankruptcy.

  • Attorneys’ Fees and Ethical Implications

  • Opening Reception


    Sponsored by Spencer Fane LLP

    Spencer Fane logo
  • Partners
  • Registration & Continental Breakfast

  • Welcome Remarks & Plenary Session

    The Hon. Michael G. Williamson Evidence Program

    This session will provide a unique, interactive look at difficult evidentiary issues.

  • Refreshment Break

  • Judicial Roundtable Workouts: Problems, Problems, Problems!

    New this year! This plenary will consist of small group huddles with a judge and fellow attendees to work through case problems.

  • Adjourn

  • Partners
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Seminar Rates*
ABI Member
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Govt./Academic/Nonprofit New 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 $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 (a $425 value!).

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by February 7, 2023. No refunds will be granted after February 7, but substitutions will be allowed. After February 7, 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.

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].


The JW Marriott Tampa Water Street hotel brings modern luxury to Tampa’s Water Street neighborhood. ABI has arranged a special conference rate of $399 per night for a Standard room. Make your reservations by February 3, 2023, to receive this special rate. ABI cannot guarantee anyone a room after the January 27 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.

Conference Attire

Attire is business casual throughout the conference.

Judicial Co-Chairs

Program Chair

Advisory Board

ABI will seek CLE and CPE credit for this program.

10.00 hours of general CLE credit, including 1.0 hours of ethics, are pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 12.0 hours of general CLE credit, including 1.2 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.

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

The American Bankruptcy Institute 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 for Group Live (live in-person) and Group Internet Based (live webinar) programs. 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.learningmarket.org.

  • Recommended CPE Credits and Field of Study: Accounting, Specialized Knowledge
  • Program attendees can earn up to 12.0 hours of CPE credit.
  • Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites.
  • Advanced preparation: None
  • Program level: Intermediate
  • Delivery method: Group Live

How to request CPE credit: To request CPE credit for your participation (and obtain a certificate of completion), you will need to complete an ABI Attendance Affidavit. Attendance Affidavits are available at the end of the entire conference, after we have verified your attendance. To receive CPE credit, please click"+ Add Accrediting Agency" and select NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy).

NOTE: All attendees seeking CPE credit must sign in and sign out. You may only claim credit for sessions within the period between your sign-in and sign-out: credit will be adjusted or modified accordingly.

You will receive a personalized link to submit your Attendance Affidavit via email within 7 business days of the last day of the conference. If you do not receive this email by then, please contact [email protected].