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ABIs 21st Annual Central States Bankruptcy Workshop to Cover Hottest Insolvency Topics at New Lake Geneva Location June 12-15

Alexandria, Va. — Moving from Traverse City, Mich., to the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, Wis., American Bankruptcy Institute’s (ABI) 21st Annual Central States Bankruptcy Workshop on June 12-15 features 15 bankruptcy judges from the Sixth and Seventh Circuits. The expanded workshop format – now featuring 14 breakout sessions – allows for spirited exchange between panelist and attendee, and the flexible repeating format allows attendees to customize their personal learning experience. Attendees have the opportunity to earn up to 9.25/10.5 hours of CLE/CPE with 1.25/1.5 CLE/CPE hours of ethics. The “Breakfast with a Judge” session will feature 15 bankruptcy judges talking about current insolvency developments. Panel sessions at the Central States Bankruptcy Workshop include: - Talking with the Bank’s Special Assets and Work-Out Officers: What Are You Thinking? - Commonly Negotiated Issues in DIP Loan Documents - Valuation in a Distressed Context - Lien-Stripping in Consumer Bankruptcy: Bringing or Defending Actions to Avoid Junior Mortgages - The Internal Revenue Code and the Bankruptcy Code - Tour de Fraud: Fraudulent Conveyances - Problems, Problems, Problems Workshops (Business and Consumer) - Financing the Turnaround and the Plan: Issues Involving the § 1111(b)(2) Election, Plan Feasibility and Cramdown - - - Interest Rate Complexities - Making the Return Trip: Recovering Assets in China, Mexico and Canada - The Intricacies of § 363 Sales - “Unbundling” in the Representation of Consumer Debtors: What Are the Differences Between You and a Petition Preparer? - Property of the Estate and Exemption Issues - Tough & Duped v. Bigbank: A Ponzi Scheme Mock Trial Matthew T. Gensburg of Greenberg Traurig, LLP (Chicago) is the program chair, and Bankruptcy Judge Daniel S. Opperman (E.D. Mich.; Bay City and Flint) is the judicial chair. Bankruptcy Judge Pamela S. Hollis (N.D. Ill.; Chicago) is the judicial advisory board chair. Anne B. Miller of Jack B. Fishman & Associates (Chicago) is the advisory board chair. To view the full list of expert speakers at the Central States Bankruptcy Workshop, please visit For more information on ABI’s Central States Bankruptcy Workshop, please visit ### 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 over 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 For additional conference information, visit