ABI Once Again Partners to Hold the 31st Annual Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute Program in September

ABI Once Again Partners to Hold the 31st Annual Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute Program in September

Contact: John Hartgen
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June 15, 2011, Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law have collaborated again to present the 31st Annual Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute program on Sept. 16. The conference will take place at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown, Muehlebach Tower, in Kansas City, Mo. The Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute features distinguished speakers on current developments. There will also be a discounted Consumer Track featuring breakout sessions specifically designed for consumer practitioners. Attendees will have the opportunity to earn 8.2 hours of CLE/8 hours of CPE credit, including 1.2/1 hours of ethics.

Ronald S. Weiss of Berman, DeLeve, Kuchan & Chapman, LC (Kansas City) and Mark G. Stingley of Bryan Cave LLP (Kansas City) are the program co-chairs, and Bankruptcy Judge Dennis R. Dow (W.D. Mo.; Kansas City) is the judicial chair.

Bankruptcy Judges Barry S. Schermer (E.D. Mo.; St. Louis), Robert E. Nugent (D. Kan.; Wichita) and Arthur B. Federman (W.D. Mo.; Kansas City) will provide a special “Case Law Update” plenary session examining bankruptcy cases in the Eighth and Tenth Circuits and the Supreme Court.

The luncheon program will feature a keynote presentation titled “Creditors Gone Wild: Foreclosure Fraud” by Prof. William K. Black of the UMKC School of Law and Economics (Kansas City).

The Business Track breakout sessions include:

·      Attacking the Secured Lender: New Ideas for an Old Strategy—Yellowstone and Beyond...
·      Intercreditor Agreements and their Impact on the Chapter 11 Process

The Consumer Track breakout sessions include:

·      Cutting-Edge Issues in Agriculture Bankruptcies
·      Mortgage Meltdown from Both the Lenders’ and Borrowers’ Perspectives

For a full list of speakers for both breakout sessions, please click on the following link:

The Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute will also feature a “Views from the Bench” panel discussion with 11 bankruptcy judges from around the region, as well as the 'Evidence Law in the ‘ESI’ (Electronically Stored Information) Age' and 'Ethical Standards: Where Do You Find Them, and Who Monitors Them?' sessions.Click on the link below for more information on the 31st Annual Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute program.


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 13,000 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