ABIs Third Annual Caribbean Insolvency Symposium to be Held February 8-10 2007
ABI’S THIRD ANNUAL
November 7, 2006, Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), the Puerto
Rico Bankruptcy Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association of
Puerto Rico will hold the third Caribbean Insolvency Symposium at the
beachfront Ritz-Carlton San Juan in San Juan, Puerto Rico from Feb. 8 -
10, 2007. The program features a faculty of outstanding practitioners,
scholars and judges, including six bankruptcy judges, from the
Timely topics—all updated with the latest legislative revisions—include:
The “Consumer Case
Law and Practice Updates Including Continuation and Reimposition of
Stay, New Confirmation Standards in Chapter 13 Cases, New Chapter 13
Discharge Requirements, Adequate Protection and Issues Regarding Equal
Monthly Installments to Holders of Secured Claims Issues” session
will be moderated by Richardo I. Kilpatrick of Kilpatrick
& Associates, PC (Auburn Hills, Mich.). Panelists for the session
include Bankruptcy Judge Bruce Markell (
James S. Feltman of Mesirow Financial
Consulting, LLC (
Moderator Felicia S. Turner of the Office of the U.S. Trustee (Atlanta) will be joined by panelists Monsita Lecaroz-Arribas of the Office of the U.S. Trustee (San Juan, P.R.),
Juan M. Suarez Cobo (San Juan, P.R.), Bankruptcy Judge Brian Tester (San Juan, P.R.) and Wigberto Lugo-Mender of Lugo-Mender & Co. (Guaynabo, P.R.) for the “Debtor, UST and Panel Trustee Perspectives on Hot Consumer Issues under BAPCPA” session.
“Hedge Fund Failure: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly” will be moderated by Francis C. Morrissey of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP (Boston) and panelists invited to speak include Alistaire Bambach of the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (New York), Prof. Edward R. Morrison of the Columbia Law School (New York), Kenneth Krys of RSM Cayman Islands (Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands) and Scott M. Berman of Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP (New York).
Desmond Thomas, the Inter-American
Development Bank Country Economist/Coordinator for
The “Cross-Border Consumer Issues: Citizenship, Residency and the Extra-Territorial Reach of a Bankruptcy Discharge and Cross-Border Recovery of a Fraudulent Transfer” session will be moderated by Bankruptcy Judge Judith K. Fitzgerald (Pittsburgh), who will be joined by panelists Jose R. Carrión of Trujillo Alto (San Juan, P.R.), Robert C. Furr of Furr & Cohen, PA (Boca Raton, Fla.) and Prof. Patrick D. O’Neill of the Puerto Rico University Law School (San Juan, P.R.)
“Update on Chapter 15: Where in the World (Caribbean) is the COMI?” will be moderated by Josefina Fernández McEvoy of Squire Sanders & Dempsey, LLP (Los Angeles) and include panelists Michael J. Fay of Ogier (Tortola, British Virgin Islands), Laura Hatfield of Solomon Harris (Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands) and Christopher A. Jarvinen of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP (New York).
Moderator Sonia Colón of O'Neill & Borges (
The “Lenders' Panel: Caribbean/South American Cross-Border Issues” will be moderated by Luis Salazar of Greenberg Traurig, LLP (Miami) and will feature panelists Luis de Lucio of Alvarez & Marsal (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and Rodolfo Pittaluga of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP (Miami).
for Nonbankruptcy Lawyers,” moderated by Sonia Colón of O'Neill & Borges (
Judith K. Fitzgerald (
Updates and Cross-Border Issues” session will be moderated by
Bankruptcy Judge Gerardo
Bridge Associates, LLC
Patricia A. Redmond of Stearns,
Weaver, Miller, Weissler,
McCalla Raymer, LLC
For more information on ABI’s 2007 Caribbean Insolvency Symposium, please visit http://www.abiworld.org/CIS07.
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.