ABI Once Again Partners with UMKC to Hold the 30th Annual Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute Program in October

ABI Once Again Partners with UMKC to Hold the 30th Annual Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute Program in October

Contact: John Hartgen
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July 19, 2010, Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law are again partnering to present the 30th Annual Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute program on Oct. 1. The conference will take place at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown 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 credit, including 1.2 hour 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 Dennis R. Dow (W.D. Mo.; Kansas City), Robert E. Nugent (D. Kan.; Wichita), and Thomas L. Saladino (D. Ne.; Lincoln) will join Mark G. Stingley of Bryan Cave LLP (Kansas City) for the “Case Law Update” plenary session examining both consumer and business cases.

The luncheon program will feature Chapter 13 Trustee Jan Hamilton (Topeka, Kan.) detailing his argument before the U.S. Supreme Court in Hamilton v. Lanning, in which the Court eventually sided with the defendant.

The Business Track breakout sessions include:

  • Real Estate Reorganizations
  • 'Chapter 363' -- An Analysis of Leading Asset Sale Cases and Trends
  • Business Ethics: Maginot Lines? Examining and Enforcing the Duties Owed by Officers, Financial Advisors and Counsel

The Consumer Track breakout sessions include:

  • Success and Failure in Chapter 13
  • Consumer Counsel Beware
  • Consumer Ethics: Tips on How to Follow the AISA Model Rules of Professional Conduct

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 nine bankruptcy judges from around the region, and three Great Debates sessions on the applicable interest rate in chapter 11, chapter 7 debtors’ counsel and Ponzi scheme investors.

Click on the link below for more information on the 30th 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 12,600 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.