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ABIs Northeast Consumer Winter Forum to Look at Best Practices and Latest Developments in Consumer Bankruptcy

Contact: John Hartgen



December 3, 2009, Alexandria, Va. The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) brings its 2010 Northeast Consumer Winter Forum to Suffolk University Law School in Boston on January 18, 2010 for a day-long educational conference devoted to the consumer bankruptcy professional. The program will consist of panel discussions led by experts on current issues in consumer bankruptcy cases and a litigation skills forum, featuring advice from bankruptcy judges and litigators. In addition, attendees are invited to join ABI Executive Director Samuel J. Gerdano for a lunchtime discussion on current and prospective legislative developments in the new Congress. Approval for up to 5.5 hours is pending.

Conference co-chairs for the forum include Anne J. White of Demeo & Associates, P.C. (Boston) and Jenny Yandell of Parker & Associates (Winchester, Mass.). Bankruptcy Judge Joan N. Feeney (D. Mass.; Boston) is the judicial chair of the program.

Panel sessions at the Consumer Winter Forum include:

  • Best Practices in a Chapter 13 Case: What Does the Trustee Want, and How Does Debtors’ Counsel Respond?
  • Current Developments in Mortgage Modification - Is HAMP Working?
  • Best Practices in a Chapter 7 Case: What Does the Trustee Want, and How Does Debtors’ Counsel Respond?
  • U.S. Trustees Office Perspective: Recent Developments in Consumer Cases

The Forum will also feature an afternoon “Evidence Symposium” that will examine evidentiary objections and feature presentations, responses and commentary by participating attorneys and judges. To view the full list of panelists and scheduling details for the Northeast Consumer Winter Forum, please click here:


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 12,400 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