2024 Southwest Bankruptcy Conference

September 4-6 | Las Vegas, NV

Join ABI for the 2024 Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, back at the fabulous Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas! Experienced practitioners and regional judges will be presenting information-packed sessions on a variety of topics, both business and consumer — ensuring that there is something for everyone.

Roll the dice and join us in Las Vegas!

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  • Optional Event


    Tee up for some friendly competition at Las Vegas Topgolf, the largest Topgolf in the world! This is your chance to relax, hit some golf balls, and connect with colleagues in a fun and casual atmosphere. Network and have fun in a fully air-conditioned indoor/outdoor facility. Whether you're a seasoned golfer or a complete beginner, everyone is welcome! The $150-per-player fee includes golf, drinks and snacks.

    Sponsored by Reid Collins & Tsai LLP. Bar sponsored by Okin Adams Bartlett Curry LLP

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  • ABI Registration Desk Open

  • Opening Reception

    Kick off the conference at this lively opening reception and enjoy drinks, appetizers and great company. It's the perfect opportunity to network with fellow attendees and set the tone for the exciting program ahead.

    Sponsored by Cozen O’Connor and Development Specialists, Inc. Bars sponsored by KTBS Law LLP and Perkins Coie LLP. Entertainment sponsored by Engelman Berger, PC

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  • Partners
  • ABI Registration Desk Open

  • Networking Breakfast

    Sponsored by Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones

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  • Welcome Remarks

  • Judges’ Roundtable

    This session will provide opportunities for discussion and interaction with an exciting panel of judges from around the country.

  • Snacks and Small Bites Networking Break

  • Concurrent Sessions (3)

    Forum- and Judge-Shopping



    Distressed Commercial Real Estate and UCRERA

    This panel will discuss the changes and trends in dealing with distressed commercial real estate, including commercial office buildings, high-rise office buildings, medical offices, apartments, nursing homes and shopping centers, among other assets. We also will discuss loan workouts, remedies for distressed loans such as receiverships, foreclosures, deed of trust sales, deeds in lieu of foreclosure, guarantees, abandonment or turnover of assets and bankruptcy, and landlord/tenant issues and their impact on the landlord’s loan. The topics in this interactive discussion apply to and are not unusual for attorneys experienced in real estate finance, loan workouts, receiverships, bankruptcy and lender liability.


    Consumer Pre-Bankruptcy Planning and Residential Foreclosure Issues


  • Snacks and Small Bites Networking Break

  • Concurrent Sessions (3)

    On the Supreme Court's Docket


    Emergency Chapter 11 Filings


    Hot Topics in Consumer Cases


  • Lunch

  • Luncheon Plenary: ABI Talks



    Sponsored by Gray Reed

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  • Concurrent Sessions (3)

    Restructuring Illegal Businesses



    Health Care Bankruptcies



    Chapter 13 Pre- and Post-Confirmation Issues


  • Margarita Happy Hour

    Unwind after a day of sessions at our Margarita Happy Hour! Join us for refreshing margaritas, light snacks and great company as you relax and network with fellow attendees in a fun and casual setting.

    Sponsored by Fox Rothschild LLP and Resolute Commercial Services

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  • Optional Event

    Wine Tasting

    Whether you're a seasoned wine connoisseur or simply appreciate a good glass, this event promises to satisfy your taste buds and leave you wanting more. A knowledgeable expert will guide you through a variety of vineyards and fine wines. Grab a glass, mingle with fellow attendees, and let the good times flow! The cost is $150 per person, which includes tastings, light snacks and gratuity. Please check the appropriate box on the online registration form. Space is limited, and a minimum number of participants must be met.

    Sponsored by Sacks Tierney P.A.

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  • Optional Event

    Dine Around with the Judges [Sold Out]

    This is a special opportunity to dine with one of our attending esteemed judges! Sign up to reserve your spot, and enjoy an evening of engaging conversation and great food.

    Please note that a minimum number of attendees is required for the event to proceed, otherwise it will be canceled. Signing up secures your place, but it does not cover the cost of the dinner. Information about specific judges and dining choices will be provided to registrants closer to the event date.

  • Partners
  • ABI Registration Desk Open

  • Networking Breakfast


    Mimosa Bar sponsored by BakerHostetler

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  • Old Mistakes and New Mistakes

    This panel will discuss avoidable missteps lawyers keep making and new potential blunders spawned by developing technologies and artificial intelligence.

  • Adjourn

  • Partners
 Early Bird
(by 7/28/24)
(after 8/16/24)
Registration Rates*
ABI Member
Join and Save**
Govt./Nonprofit ABI Member
New Govt./Nonprofit ABI Member**
* There will be a $50 fee added to all on-site registrations.
** Includes a one-year membership for first-time members only — a $425 value! You must be an ABI member to attend. Membership is individual and nonrefundable. If your ABI membership has expired, select the member rate and add in your ABI 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, full registration for one booth representative AND a one-year ABI membership for first-time members only — a $425 value!
Adult Guest
Optional Events
Top Golf
Opening Reception Registrant
Happy Hour

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if notice is received in writing by August 14, 2024. No refunds will be made if notice is received after August 14, although substitutions will be allowed. After August 14, 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 the 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.


The Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas is a sanctuary from the bright lights of the dazzling Las Vegas Strip, all located on the 35th to 39th floors of the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Tower — ensuring a more intimate atmosphere and attentive personal service. ABI has arranged a special conference rate of $260 per night. To secure the special rate, reservations must be made directly with the resort by July 28, 2024. Reservations may only be made once you have registered with ABI. Upon payment of the conference registration fees, you will receive hotel reservation information with your conference confirmation. Rooms are held on a first-come, first-served basis. ABI cannot guarantee anyone a room after the specially rated ABI block is filled.


Fly into McCarran International Airport (LAS).

Conference Attire

Attire is casual throughout the conference.

Judicial Co-Chairs

Program Co-Chairs

Sponsorship Co-Chairs

Advisory Board

ABI will seek CLE and CPE credit for this program.