ABIS Fifth Annual Caribbean Insolvency Symposium Examines Financing for Distressed Companies and Other Cross-Border Insolvency Issues
Contact: John Hartgen
ABI’S FIFTH ANNUAL CARIBBEAN INSOLVENCY SYMPOSIUM EXAMINES FINANCING FOR DISTRESSED COMPANIES AND OTHER CROSS-BORDER INSOLVENCY ISSUES
November 6, 2008, Alexandria, Va.— The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) will hold the fifth Caribbean Insolvency Symposium at the Westin Casuarina in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, Feb. 5-7, 2009. The program features a faculty of outstanding practitioners, scholars and nine bankruptcy judges. The program chair for the Symposium is Patricia A. Redmond of Stearns, Weaver, Miller, Weissler, Alhadeff & Sitterson, PA (Miami). Judicial co-chairs are Bankruptcy Judges Gerardo Carlo (San Juan, P.R.) and Robert A. Mark (Miami). Attendees have the opportunity to earn up to 8.0 CLE credit hours with an expanded program that includes sessions looking at financing distressed companies and a “Views from the Bench” discussion comprised of five bankruptcy judges.
Featured program sessions include:
The “Who Has $$, and What Are They Buying?” session, moderated by Soneet R. Kapila of Kapila & Company (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), will feature panelists Corali Lopez Castro of Kozyak Tropin Throckmorton (Miami), Martina E. M. Kopacz of Grant Thornton (New York), Bankruptcy Judge Robert A. Mark (Miami) and Ward Mooney of Crystal Capital Fund Management (Boston).
Bankruptcy Judge Judith K. Fitzgerald (Pittsburgh) will moderate the “‘101’ on Restructuring Portfolio Companies” session with panelists Matthew B. Berk of Morgan Joseph & Co. Inc. (New York), Stuart M. Brown of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP; (Wilmington, Del.) and D. Ross Martin of Ropes & Gray (Boston).
“U.S. Litigation Reaching Cayman Directors - What to Do?” will be moderated by Laura Hatfield of Solomon Harris (Grand Cayman) and feature panelists Lawrence Edwards of STS Capital Partners (Grand Cayman), John Lewis of DMTC Group (Grand Cayman), Paul Scrivener of Solomon Harris (Grand Cayman) and Mark J. Wolfson of Foley and Lardner LLP (Tampa, Fla.).
Bankruptcy Judge Elizabeth S. Stong (Brooklyn, N.Y.) will moderate the “New and Exciting Developments in Chapter 15” session with panelists Judith Elkin of Haynes and Boone, LLP (New York), Brian K. Gart of Berger Singerman, PA (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.), Christopher A. Jarvinen of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP (New York) and Sheryl E. Seigel of Lang Michener LLP (Toronto).
The “View from the Benches” session will be moderated by Steven Leslie of Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Prosser, PA (Tampa, Fla.) and feature Bankruptcy Judges A. Jay Cristol (Miami), Paul G. Hyman (West Palm Beach, Fla.), Enrique Lamoutte (San Juan, P.R.), John K. Olson (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) and Steven Rhodes (Detroit).
Bankruptcy Judge Gerardo Carlo (San Juan, P.R.) will moderate the “Distressed Industries in the Caribbean” session with panelists Hugh Dickson of Grant Thornton (Grand Cayman), Luis Salazar of Greenberg Traurig, LLP (Miami) and Byron Smyl of Alvarez & Marsal (Miami).
The “Claims Trading in Aid of Hostile Takeovers in Bankruptcy or in Defense of a Plan of Reorganization (including Green Mail)” session, moderated by Dennis J. Drebsky of Nixon Peabody LLP (New York), will feature panelists Bruce S. Bennett of Hennigan, Bennet & Dorman, LLP (Los Angeles), Brian Bloom of W.R. Huff Asset Management Co. (Morristown, N.J.) and Jeanne P. Darcey of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge, LLP (Boston).
Moderator Patricia A. Redmond of Stearns, Weaver, Miller, Weissler, Alhadeff & Sitterson, PA (Miami) will be joined by panelists Peter B. Castle of Husch Blackwell & Sanders (Memphis, Tenn.), Christopher Redmond of Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP (Kansas City, Kan.), Andrew Bolton of Appleby (Grand Cayman) and Simon Whicker of KPMG LLP (Grand Cayman) for the “Alternatives to Chapter 15: United States/Caribbean” session.
For more information about the Caribbean Insolvency Symposium, call ABI at (703) 739-0800 or visit http://www.abiworld.org/CIS09.
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 nearly 11,700 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.