ABI and Stetson University Partner to Hold 34 Judge Alexander L. Paskay Seminar on Bankruptcy Law and Practice March 4-6

ABI and Stetson University Partner to Hold 34 Judge Alexander L. Paskay Seminar on Bankruptcy Law and Practice March 4-6

Contact: John Hartgen
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December 16, 2009, Alexandria, Va.— The American Bankruptcy Institute is partnering with Stetson University College of Law to present the 34th Annual Judge Alexander L. Paskay Seminar on Bankruptcy Law and Practice on March 4-6, 2010, at the Hyatt Regency Tampa in Tampa, Fla. Moving to a new time of year and a new venue, the seminar delivers prominent national speakers on timely topics in both commercial and consumer bankruptcy, plus unique optional networking events. A judges' panel on circuit splits includes bankruptcy judges from seven judicial circuits, and five judges from Florida are also on the faculty. Nearly 11.5 hours of CLE are available. Bankruptcy Judge Alexander L. Paskay is the judicial chair for the event.

Also offered is the primer course 'Bankruptcy Fundamentals: Nuts & Bolts for Young and New Practitioners.' This program is presented by five sitting judges in the Tampa Division of the Middle District of Florida. Updated to include recent case law, the program explains the fundamentals of business and consumer bankruptcy to new and young professionals.

Sessions at the Paskay Seminar include:

  • Current Developments in Business and Consumer Cases
  • Exceptions to Discharge, Means Testing and Other Issues in Litigation in Consumer Cases
  • 363 Sales vs. Plans of Reorganization: Trends and New Rules
  • Single-Asset Real Estate Cases: Defined, Lift Stay, Cramdown Issues and More
  • Tax Questions in Chapter 11 Cases Including Attribute Reduction and Rules for Individual 11s
  • Executory Contracts and Leases: Assumption/Assignment and Impact of Postpetition Events
  • Confirmation Issues in Chapter 13: Modification, Conversion, Discharge by Declaration and More
  • The U.S. Trustee's Perspective in Consumer Cases; Means Test, Motions Filed under §707(b)(2) and (3); §727 Complaints; Debtor Audits; §329 Motions and Actions Against Creditors
  • Chapter 11 Confirmation Strategies, Including Gift Plans, Class-Skipping and
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Including Duty of Confidentiality, Mobility of Counsel and E-discovery Issues Plenary

To view the full schedule and list of speakers at the Seminar, please visit http://www.abiworld.org/SP10/schedule.html.

The seminar’s networking events include a spring training game featuring the defending champion New York Yankees and a golf outing at the TPC of Tampa. For more information about the Paskay Bankruptcy Seminar, call ABI at (703) 739-0800 or visit http://www.abiworld.org/SP10/


ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes more than 12,400 attorneys, accountants, bankers, judges, professors, lenders, turnaround specialists and other bankruptcy professionals, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. For additional information on ABI, visit www.abiworld.org. For additional conference information, visit http://www.abiworld.org/conferences.html.