ABI's 22nd Annual Central States Bankruptcy Workshop Returns to Grand Traverse Resort on June 11-14 to Cover Hottest Insolvency Topics

ABI's 22nd Annual Central States Bankruptcy Workshop Returns to Grand Traverse Resort on June 11-14 to Cover Hottest Insolvency Topics



May 18, 2015, Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute’s (ABI) 22nd Annual Central States Bankruptcy Workshop returns on June 11-14, 2015, to Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Traverse City, Mich., bringing a flexible workshop format for both consumer and business. The Workshop’s flexible repeating format allows attendees to customize their personal learning experience while earning up to 9.5/11.5 hours of CLE/CPE, including 2.75/3 CLE/CPE hours of ethics. The Workshop’s “Breakfast with a Judge” session features 16 bankruptcy judges from the Sixth and Seventh Circuits discussing current insolvency developments.


Panel sessions at the Central States Bankruptcy Workshop include:


  • Principal Mistakes Attorneys Make in Litigation (A Judges Panel)
  • Loan-to-Own and Other § 363 Bidding and Acquisition Strategies; ABI Commission Final Report
  • To Wind Down or Not . . . in Court or Not . . . That Is the Question
  • Hot Bankruptcy Topics Involving D&O and E&O Policies
  • Effectiveness of Reaffirmation Agreements
  • Just How Much Is My Junk Worth? Proper Valuation under §§ 522 and 506
  • Asset Protection (High-Level Strategies and Problems)
  • Crucial Concepts in Drafting Contracts (Beyond the Basics)
  • Prepack Bankruptcy Strategies and Problems
  • Critical Concepts for Avoiding Lender Liability (What All Lenders Should Know)
  • Ethics in Representing the Consumer Debtor
  • Riding Through Bankruptcy: Another Look at § 521 and the Debtor’s Intentions
  • Is It or Is It Not Property of the Estate? § 541 Conundrums
  • Problems, Problems, Problems (Business and Consumer)
  • The Intersection of Ethics & Discovery (What Attorneys Need to Know)


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 Donald R. Cassling (N.D. Ill.; Chicago) is the judicial advisory board chair. Stuart A. Gold of Gold Lange & Majoros, P.C. (Southfield, Mich.) is the advisory board chair.


To view the full list of expert speakers and for more information on attending ABI’s Central States Bankruptcy Workshop, please click here. Members of the press interested in attending the Workshop should contact ABI Public Affairs Manager John Hartgen at 703-894-5935 or [email protected].




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 12,000 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.