ABIs Second Complex Financial Restructuring Program to be Held September 7-8

ABIs Second Complex Financial Restructuring Program to be Held September 7-8

Contact: John Hartgen 
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June 9, 2006 Alexandria, Va. – The American Bankruptcy Institute’s Investment Banking Committee will hold the Second Complex Financial Restructuring Program at the Wynn Las Vegas, Sept. 7-8, 2006. The program, to be held in conjunction with ABI’s Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, will offer a unique approach to understanding the role of investment bankers and financial advisors in insolvency and restructuring contexts. A case study will illustrate the perspectives of various parties involved in the restructuring process as they examine strategic alternatives and seek the highest value for an insolvent company. Leaders in the industry will play the roles of the major constituents as they work through the case study in this day-long program, which will offer 7.75 CLE credits.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens will give a keynote presentation in conjunction with ABI’s Southwest Bankruptcy Conference on Sept. 7, followed by the case study for the Complex Financial Restructuring Program.

“Presenting the Case Evolution,” which will be moderated by Peter S. Kaufman of the Gordian Group LLC (New York), Charles Reardon of Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin (Washington, D.C.) and J. Scott Victor of SSG Capital Advisors, LP (Philadelphia).

The key constituents for “Presenting the Case Evolution” will be represented by the following insolvency industry leaders:

  • Chief Counsel: Jeffrey B. Cohen of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (Washington, D.C.)
  • Board of Directors: Robert J. Dehney of Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell, LLP (Wilmington, Del.)
  • Bondholder: James J. McGinley of the Wilmington Trust Company (New York)
  • Turnaround Professional: F. Duffield Meyercord of the Carl Marks Advisory Group LLC (New York)
  • Landlord Representative: Norman L. Pernick of Saul Ewing LLP (Wilmington, Del.)
  • Bondholder: Jeffery S. Sabin of Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP (New York)
  • CEO: Anthony H.N. Schnelling of Bridge Associates, LLC  (New York)
  • Private Equity: Myung Yi of American Capital Strategies, Ltd. (Washington, D.C.)

“The Financing Solution” will feature Henry Miller of Miller Buckfire & Co., LLC (New York) as the Team Investment Banker, as well as speakers Howard Brod Brownstein of NachmanHaysBrownstein, Inc. (Narberth, Pa.), Dave Gozdecki of LaSalle Business Credit (Chicago) and Michael P. Richman of Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP (New York).

“The Restructuring Solution” will feature James D. Decker of Alvarez & Marsal, LLC (Atlanta) as the Team Investment Banker, along with Penny Friedman of CIT Business Capital (Chicago), Jeff J. Marwil of Jenner & Block, LLP (Chicago) and Rebecca A. Roof of AlixPartners LLC (New York).

William Q. Derrough of Jefferies & Company, Inc. (New York) will be the Team Investment Banker for the “The M&A Solution,”  along with speakers Richard A. Chesley of Jones Day (Chicago), Walter Schuppe of CapitalSource Finance LLC (Farmington, Conn.) and William K. Snyder of Corporate Revitalization Partners, LLC (Dallas).

In addition, there will be a luncheon program held in conjunction with the Southwest Bankruptcy Conference titled “Where will the New Business Come From?” The Complex Financial Restructuring Conference will close with the session “Case Resolution: Debating the Merits of the Three Proposals and Coming to Resolution.”

To find out more about ABI’s Complex Financial Restructuring Program, please visit www.abiworld.org/cfrp06. Note that attendees participating in ABI’s Southwest Bankruptcy Conference may attend the Complex Financial Restructuring Program free of charge.


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 11,500 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.