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Dealing with Government Agencies in Chapter 11, Representing Veterans, Fla.'s Continuing Real Estate Problems and More to Be Discussed at the 43rd Paskay Seminar Feb. 6-8 in Tampa

Alexandria, Va.— The American Bankruptcy Institute’s 43rd Annual Alexander L. Paskay Memorial Bankruptcy Seminar will take place Feb. 6-8, 2019, at the Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown Convention Center in Tampa, Fla. Continuing its legacy of insightful and timely programming, this year’s Seminar features prominent regional and national speakers, joined by 12 bankruptcy judges to discuss the most current commercial and consumer bankruptcy issues. Mark Lanterman of Computer Forensic Services, Inc. (Minneapolis) will deliver a special keynote about techniques to prevent identity theft and hacking, and what to do when either one strikes you or your clients. Chief Judge Robert N. Davis and Judge Michael P. Allen of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims will provide a special luncheon program titled, “Giving Back: Representing Veterans and the Acknowledgment of Pro Bono Contributions by the Bar.”

There will be 13/15.5 hours of CLE/CPE credit, including 1.25/1/5 hours of ethics, available for Symposium attendees. Judicial co-chairs for the conference are Bankruptcy Judges Roberta A. Colton (M.D. Fla.; Tampa) and Cynthia C. Jackson (M.D. Fla.; Orlando), and the conference chair is Jeffrey W. Warren of Bush Ross, P.A. (Tampa, Fla.)

General sessions include:

  • Dealing with Difficult Clients: The Liars, the Cheats and the Scoundrels
  • ADR in Bankruptcy
  • A Primer on Digital Currency and Blockchain
  • ABI Talks: The Most Important Bankruptcy Supreme Court Cases Ever
  • Judicial Merry Go-Round

Business sessions include:

  • Business Bankruptcy Legal Update
  • Dealing with Government Agencies in Chapter 11 (SEC, IRS, PBGC, FCC and UST)
  • Health Care Bankruptcy Update

Consumer sessions include:

  • Consumer Bankruptcy Legal Update
  • Discharge and the Automatic Stay
  • Florida’s Continuing Real Estate Problems

To view the full schedule and list of speakers at the Seminar, please click here.

Members of the press looking to attend the Paskay Memorial Bankruptcy Seminar should contact ABI Public Affairs Manager John Hartgen at 703-894-5935 or


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 nearly 11,000 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