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ABIs Boston Bankruptcy CLE and Outreach Event Focuses on New Obligations for Practitioners

Contact: John Hartgen
             (703) 739-0800
             jhartgen@abiworld.org

ABI’s BOSTON BANKRUPTCY CLE AND OUTREACH EVENT FOCUSES ON NEW OBLIGATIONS FOR PRACTITIONERS

May 5, 2006, Alexandria, Va. — Practitioners looking to understand the ethical and other obligations created by the new bankruptcy law should plan to attend the American Bankruptcy Institute’s (ABI) 'New Obligations for Practitioners under the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA)' event on May 25, 2006 at the John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse in Boston, Mass. This afternoon session features a distinguished panel addressing the new duties as they relate to debtors’ counsel, creditors’ counsel, trustees, U.S. Trustees, creditor committees, DIPs and investment bankers. Attendees have the opportunity to earn 1.5 CLE credits and enjoy a complimentary networking reception following the panel discussion.

The panel session will explore the new law as it brings changes to bankruptcy professionals from all perspectives. Discussions by the panel will include new duties in consumer and business cases under BAPCPA as well as miscellaneous amendments related to representation by attorneys of all bankruptcy chapters.

Lynne F. Riley, Esq. of Riley Esher LLP (Boston) is the moderator for the panel, which includes Chief Judge Joan N. Feeney (Boston), who is the Judicial Chair for the conference, Assistant U.S. Trustee John P. Fitzgerald (Boston), Bruce A. Harwood, Esq. of Sheehan, Phinney, Bass & Green (Manchester, N.H.), Keith Lowey, CPA, of Verdolino & Lowey, PC (Foxboro, Mass.) and Anne White, Esq. of Klieman, Lyons, Schindler and Gross (Boston). 

For more information about the Boston Bankruptcy Event, call ABI at (703) 739-0800 or visit www.abiworld.org/boston06.

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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 11,000 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.