Consumer Topics Judicial Debates Highlight ABIs 2008 Central States Bankruptcy Workshop
Contact: John Hartgen
TOPICS, JUDICIAL DEBATES HIGHLIGHT
2008, Alexandria, Va. —The American Bankruptcy
Returning to this year’s
Workshop are a series of four unique “Judicial Debates,”
moderated bytheprogram’s Advisory Board Chair
“The Means Test Should Be
Repealed” will be debated by Bankruptcy Judges Steven W.
Rhodes (E.D. Mich.;
Debating “It is Not a Violation of the Absolute Priority Rule for a Senior Secured Creditor to ‘Gift’ a Portion of Its Recovery in a Chapter 11 Case to a Junior Class of Claims or Interests, Even Though Administrative, Priority and Other Classes of Claims Senior to Such Class Receive No Recovery” will be Bankruptcy Judges Walter Shapero (E.D. Mich.; Detroit) and Phillip J. Shefferly (E.D. Mich.; Detroit).
Bankruptcy Judges Pamela
Pepper (E.D. Wis.;
“The Failure of a Sole
Supplier without a Contract to Ship to a Debtor in the Early Days of a
Chapter 11 Case violates the Automatic Stay” will be debated by
Bankruptcy Judges Arthur I. Harris (N.D. Ohio; Cleveland) and
Jeffrey R. Hughes (W.D. Mich.;
“Mr. and Mrs. Smith Meet
Bankruptcy,” one of six consumer bankruptcy topics, will feature
panelists Forrest L. Ingram of Forrest L. Ingram, PC (Chicago),
John C. Lange of Gold Lange & Majoros, PC; (
Daniela Dimovski of Chimko, Dzialo & Dimovski, PC (Rochester Hills, Mich.), Julie Gleason of Gleason and Gleason, LLC (Chicago), Bankruptcy Judge A. Benjamin Goldgar (N.D. Ill.; Chicago) and chapter 13 Trustee David William Ruskin (Southfield, Mich.) will participate in the “Attorney Fees in Chapters 7 and 13” session.
The “Cramming for the
Means Test: How to Pass It Line by Line” session will include
panelists Jill M. Gies of the Office of the U.S. Trustee
The “Strategies in
Negotiating Financing Orders: How Can David Beat Goliath?” session
features panelists Douglas C. Bernstein of Plunkett & Cooney,
Lending Issues: Whoa to the Woes” includes panelists John T.
Gregg of Barnes & Thornburg LLP (
Ronald S. Barliant of Goldberg Kohn Bell Black Rosenbloom & Moritz, Ltd. (Chicago), Carrianne Basler of AlixPartners LLP (Chicago), David Distel of O'Keefe & Associates (Grand Rapids, Mich.), Brian A. Jarmain of Silver Point Capital (Greenwich, Conn.) and Bankruptcy Judge Jack Schmetterer (N.D. Ill.; Chicago) will participate in the “Claims Trading: Profits, Pitfalls and Strategies in Chapter 11 – Do I Hear a Higher Bid?” session.
The panel for “The Changing World of Creditors' Committees: As the World Turns” session features Bankruptcy Judge Bruce W. Black (N.D. Ill.; Chicago), Nicole Y. Lamb-Hale of Foley & Lardner LLP (Detroit), Robert A. Morris of MorrisAnderson & Associates, Ltd. (Chicago) and Nancy A. Peterman of Greenberg Traurig, LLP (Chicago).
Participating in the “Complex Issues in Preference Litigation: Maneuvering Through the Thicket” session will be Judy B. Calton of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP (Detroit), John R. Carr, III of Ayres Carr & Sullivan, PC (Indianapolis), Bankruptcy Judge Jacqueline P. Cox (N.D. Ill.; Chicago) and Anne B. Miller of Epiq Bankruptcy Advisory Services, Inc. (Crystal Lake, Ill.).
The “Executory Contracts:
Execution at the Guilloutine?” session includes panelists Joel
D. Applebaum of Clark Hill, PLC (
“Chapter 13 This Way,
That Way, Which Way?” features Bankruptcy Judge James D.
Gregg (W.D. Mich.; Grand Rapids), Perry G. Pastula of Dunn,
Schouten & Snoap, P.C. (
Panelists for the
“Bringing Down the House: Residential Mortgages” session
include Amy A. Aronson of Aronson & Walsh, PC (
Lynn M. Brimer of
Warner Norcross & Judd LLP (
The “Breakfast with a Judge” session will allow participants a unique opportunity to interact with Bankruptcy Judges Carol A. Doyle (N.D. Ill.; Chicago), A. Benjamin Goldgar (N.D. Ill.; Chicago), James D. Gregg (W.D. Mich.; Grand Rapids), Philip Klingeberger (N.D. Ind.; Hammond), Margaret Dee McGarity (E.D. Wis.; Milwaukee), Marci B. McIvor (E.D. Mich.; Detroit), Pamela Pepper (E.D. Wis.; Milwaukee), Steven W. Rhodes (E.D. Mich.; Detroit), Phillip J. Shefferly (E.D. Mich.; Detroit), John H. Squires (N.D. Ill.; Chicago) and Mary Ann Whipple (N.D. Ohio.; Toledo).
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