ABIS Twelfth Annual Rocky Mountan Bankruptcy Conference to be Held January 25-27 2007
ABI’S TWELFTH ANNUAL ROCKY MOUNTAIN BANKRUPTCY CONFERENCE TO BE HELD JANUARY 25-27, 2007
September 25, 2006, Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute’s (ABI) Twelfth
Annual Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference will take place Jan. 25
– 27, 2007, at the Hyatt Regency in Denver, Colo. The conference
will feature eight bankruptcy judges and address such timely post-BAPCPA
(Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005) topics
as means testing, individuals and small businesses in chapter 11, and a
judges’ roundtable. Program co-chairs for the Rocky Mountain
Bankruptcy Conference are David E. Leta of Snell & Wilmer,
Panel sessions include:
Brent R. Cohen of Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP (Denver) will moderate “Eye-Opener Forum & Breakfast: Advocacy Tips (and Other Admissions Against Interest) from the Best in the Business,” featuring past ABI Presidents Andrew W. Caine of Pachulski Stang Ziehl Young Jones & Weintraub LLP (Los Angeles), Richardo I. Kilpatrick of Kilpatrick & Associates PC (Auburn Hills, Mich.), John D. Penn of Haynes and Boone LLP (Fort Worth, Texas), Michael P. Richman of Foley & Lardner LLP (New York), Deborah D. Williamson of Cox Smith Matthews Inc. (San Antonio) and Bettina M. Whyte of MBIA Insurance Corporation (Armonk, N.Y.).
I: Means Test and Related Matters” features panelists
Stephen Berken of Berken & Associates (
The “‘Stepping into the Breach:’ Circuit Splits Not Yet Resolved in the 10th Circuit” session will be moderated by Annette W. Jarvis of Ray, Quinney & Nebeker, P.C. (Salt Lake City) and include panelists Bankruptcy Judge Glen E. Clark (Salt Lake City), Kenneth L. Cannon II of Durham Jones & Pinegar (Salt Lake City) and Frances M. Toole of the U.S. Department of Justice (Alexandria, Va.).
Second Fiddle:’ Protecting and Enforcing Second-Lien
Positions,” moderated by Elizabeth K. Flaagan of Holme Roberts
& Owen LLP (Denver), will feature a panel that includes Bankruptcy
Judge A. Bruce
Campbell (Denver), James T. Burghardt of Moye
White LLP (Denver), Thomas R. Califano of DLA Piper US
LLP (New York) and Christopher L. Richardson of Davis,
Graham & Stubbs, LLP (
Michael J. Pankow of Brownstein,
Hyatt & Farber, PC (Denver) will moderate “‘Playing on
the Home Court:’ State Court Collection and Protection Remedies
and Methods,” featuring panelists Bankruptcy Judge Anthony W. Schofield (
“Consumer Workshop II: Automatics, Stays, Dismissals and Ethical Traps for the Unwary” will be moderated by David Berry of Berry & Tripp (Salt Lake City) and will feature panelists Bankruptcy Judge Elizabeth E. Brown (Denver) and Michael R. Johnson of Snell & Wilmer, LLP (Salt Lake City).
“‘Three-Way Stop:’ The Intersection Between Domestic Relations, Probate and Bankruptcy,” moderated by attorney John Turner (Colorado Springs, Colo.), will feature Bankruptcy Judge (retired) William H. Brown (Carbondale, Colo.), Bankruptcy Judge Howard R. Tallman (Denver), Jon B. Clarke of Jon B. Clarke, PC (Greenwood Village, Colo.) and Arthur Lindquist-Kleissler of Lindquist-Kleissler & Assoc., LLC (Denver).
“Cleaning Up the
Mess – Recovering from the Bad Guys and Their Advisors: Fraud,
Breach of Duty, Standing/In Pari Delicto, Aiding and
Abetting” will be moderated by Risa Lynn Wolf-Smith of
Holland & Hart LLP (Denver) and will include panelists
D. Bruce Coles of Fish & Coles (Denver), Douglas Wayne Jessop of Jessop
& Company, PC (Denver), Michael A. McConnell of Kelly Hart
& Hallman, LLP (Fort Worth, Texas) and Harvey
Sender of Sender & Wasserman, PC
The “‘Too Hot
to Handle:’ Hot Topics under BAPCPA – New Published and
Unpublished Decisions” session will be moderated by
Carl A. Eklund of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP (Denver) and
feature a panel including Bankruptcy Judge Janice Miller Karlin (Topeka, Kan.), Adelaide Maudsley of Chapman and Cutler
LLP (Salt Lake City) and Greta A. McMorris of Stinson Morrison
Hecker LLP (
Elizabeth E. Brown
III: Divorce, Exemptions, Taxes & More” will be moderated
by Thomas D.
Neeleman of Thomas D. Neeleman, LC
The “‘Dirt for Debt:’ Real Estate and Single-Asset Cases – Is This the Next Wave?” session will be moderated by John F. Young of Block, Markus and Williams, LLC (Denver and feature panelists Duncan E. Barber of Bieging Shapiro & Burrus LLP (Denver), Matthew Bordwin of Keen Consultants, LLC (Great Neck, N.Y.) and John Collen of Duane Morris LLP (Chicago).
Small Business in Chapter 11 and Associated Ethical Issues” will
be moderated by James T. Markus of Block, Markus & Williams,
IV: Did Flygare Survive BAPCPA? Other Chapter
13 Issues” will feature panelists David M. Cook of Cook &
Enderton LLC (
Kimberley H. Tyson of Sherman &
Howard LLC (Denver) will moderate “Bankruptcy Litigation Training
for New (and Not-So-New) Lawyers,” featuring a panel that will
include Bankruptcy Judge Michael E. Romero (
For more information on ABI’s 2007 Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference, please visit http://www.abiworld.org/RMBC07.
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.