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Chapter 11s of Tomorrow Municipal Distress Current Consumer Bankruptcy Developments to Be Discussed at ABIs 22nd Southwest Bankruptcy Conference on Sept. 4-6

Alexandria, Va. – ABI’s popular 22nd Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference will be held Sept. 4-6 at the Four Seasons Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nev. An outstanding faculty of leading judges, noted academics and prominent industry professionals will present workshops on a variety of topics, and the conference will feature ABI’s popular Great Debates series and a Judges' Roundtable featuring Q&A with 14 bankruptcy judges. Program co-chairs for the Southwest Bankruptcy Conference are Candace C. Carlyon of Shea & Carlyon, Ltd. (Las Vegas) and Scott F. Gautier of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, LLP (Los Angeles). The sponsorship chair is Bradley D. Sharp of Development Specialists, Inc. (Los Angeles), and the judicial chair is Bankruptcy Judge Bruce T. Beesley (D. Nev.; Reno). Timely topics for the panel sessions include: • Avoiding the Bankruptcy Code’s Early Land Mines • Current Developments in Business Bankruptcy • Municipal Bankruptcies: Lessons from the Front Lines • Bringing Value to the Estate • Confirmation Workshop • Can I Appeal That? • Demonstration: Evidence How-To’s • Winning Financial Strategies in Today’s Lending Market • The 11s of Tomorrow: Industry Issues, Including Health Care, Retail and Alternative Energy • The Supremes • New Developments in 363 Sales • Ethics: Professionalism In addition, there will be a specialized track for consumer practitioners. Sessions will include: • Eight Years After BAPCPA: An Individual 11 Is Not Just a Chapter 13 on Steroids • Discharge Issues • Starting Off on the Right Foot • Current Developments in Consumer Bankruptcy For a list of speakers and additional details about the Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, please click here: Press looking to attend the Southwest Bankruptcy Conference should contact John Hartgen at 703-894-5935 or [email protected] to obtain a press pass. ### 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 13,000 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