ABIs Popular Northeast Bankruptcy Conference and Consumer Forum to Address Current Bankruptcy and Economic Topics
Contact: John Hartgen
ABI’S POPULAR NORTHEAST BANKRUPTCY CONFERENCE AND CONSUMER FORUM TO ADDRESS CURRENT BANKRUPTCY AND ECONOMIC TOPICS
March 24, 2008, Alexandria, Va. –More than 400 practitioners will join a 15-judge faculty at ABI’s 15th Annual Northeast Bankruptcy Conference, July 10-13 in Brewster, Mass., at the Ocean Edge Resort & Club. The conference provides up to 9.25 hours of continuing education credits including 1.5 hours of ethics. This year’s conference will again offer a separate 2-day consumer forum at a reduced conference rate.
Programs at the main conference include:
The “Sunny Side Up, or
Down? Breakfast on the Economy” session with moderator Stephen
B. Darr of Mesirow Financial Consulting, LLC (
Goldberg of Cohn, Whitesell & Goldberg LLP (
Skills,” moderated by Kenneth S. Leonetti of Foley Hoag LLP
Moderator Daniel W. Sklar of The Daymark Group LLC (Manchester, N.H.), along with panelists James C. Ebbert of McShane Group, Inc. (Rockland, Maine), Michael J. Fencer of Jager Smith PC (Boston) and James E. Fleet of Phoenix Management Services, Inc. (Boston), will participate in the “You Can’t Treat the Patient without a Diagnosis: Identifying Causes of Business Failure” session.
“Current Issues in
Avoidance Actions” will be moderated by H. Jeffrey Schwartz
of Dechert LLP (
The “Gaining Support from
All of Your Constituencies” session, moderated by Thomas O.
Bean of McDermott Will & Emery, LLP (
Glosband of Goodwin Procter LLP (
Companies,” moderated by
Exceptions and Civil and Criminal Liability” session will be
moderated by Robert E. Kaelin of Murtha Cullina LLP (
Walker of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, PC
The “Hot Topics in Claims
Purchasing and Trading” session will be moderated by Victor G.
Milione of Nixon Peabody LLP (
ABI Resident Scholar
Bruce A. Harwood
of Sheehan, Phinney, Bass + Green (
In conjunction with the Northeast
Bankruptcy Conference, ABI’s Third Annual Northeast Consumer
Forum, will be held July 11-12 and focus on consumer bankruptcy
educational programs designed for both experienced and new
professionals. Back by popular demand, this two-day forum offers
insolvency practitioners an opportunity to earn approximately 6.0 hours
The Consumer Forum programs include:
“Messing with Mortgages: Continuing Consumer and Creditor Confusion,” moderated by Catherine V. Eastwood of Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP (Warwick, R.I.), features panelists Richard I. Isacoff of Richard I. Isacoff, P.C. (Pittsfield, Mass.), William McLeod of McLeod Law Offices (Boston) and Bankruptcy Judge Joel B. Rosenthal (D. Mass.; Worcester).
Eleanor William Dahar of Victor W. Dahar, PA (Manchester, N.H.) will moderate “The Bursting Bubble: Behind on Mortgages and Car Loans—Is Chapter 13 an Option?” session with panelists Steven J. Boyajian of Boyajian, Harrington & Richardson (Providence, R.I.), John McNicholas of Ablitt & Charlton, PC (Stoneham, Mass.) and Bankruptcy Judge Colleen Brown (D. Vt.; Rutland).
“BAPCPA Three Years
Later: Through the Looking Glass—How Is It Down the Rabbit
Hole?” will be moderated by Justin H. Dion of Bacon &
Wilson, P.C. (
The “Fables and Fairy
Tales…How the Practice Has Evolved” session, moderated by
Assistant U.S. Trustee Geraldine L. Karonis (D. N.H.;
Manchester), will feature panelists William M. Gillen of the Law
Offices of William M. Gillen (
For more information about the Northeast Consumer Forum, visit http://www.abiworld.org/NE08/consumer.html