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Environmental Problems in Bankruptcy Effects of Stern v. Marshall and Issues Affecting Private Equity Firms to Be Discussed at ABIs Northeast Conference on July 12-15

Alexandria, Va. –More than 400 practitioners will join a 12-judge faculty at ABI’s 19th Annual Northeast Bankruptcy Conference, July 12-15, 2012, at the historic Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, N.H. The conference provides up to 8.75/10.5 hours of CLE/CPE, including 1.5 hours of ethics credit, and will again offer a separate three-day consumer forum at a reduced registration rate. Co-chairs for the Northeast Bankruptcy Conference are Michael J. Epstein of CRG Partners Group LLC (Boston), Francis C. Morrissey of Morrissey, Wilson & Zafiropoulos (Boston) and Daniel W. Sklar of Nixon Peabody LLP (Manchester, N.H.). Bankruptcy Judge J. Michael Deasy (D. N.H.; Manchester) is the judicial chair. Sessions for the 19th Annual Northeast Bankruptcy Conference include: · Do “Out-of-the-Money” Creditors Have Standing? · Ethics and the Limits of Zealous Advocacy · Stern v. Marshall: One Year Later · Environmental Problems in Bankruptcy · The Onslaught Continues: This Year’s Commercial Fraud Cases You Need to Know About · Issues Affecting Private-Equity Firms · Sharing a Piece of the Pie: Gift Plans, Structured Dismissals and Carve-Outs · Litigating the Cramdown Rate · The Reaches of the Indubitable Equivalence Test · Is There a Better Way? Alternatives to Bankruptcy Liquidations and Reorganizations · Bankruptcy Court Trial Practice Symposium For a list of speakers and more information on the sessions at the Northeast Bankruptcy Conference, please visit In conjunction with the Northeast Bankruptcy Conference, ABI’s Seventh Annual Northeast Consumer Forum will be held July 12-14 and will focus on consumer bankruptcy educational programs designed for both experienced and new professionals. Back by popular demand, this three-day forum offers consumer insolvency practitioners an opportunity to earn approximately 6.0 hours of CLE/CPE credit. Stacie D. McHale of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts (Boston), William J. McLeod of McLeod Law Offices, PC (Boston) and James F. Molleur of the Molleur Law Office (Biddeford, Maine) are the co-chairs of the Northeast Consumer Forum. The Consumer Forum programs include: · The Intersection of Criminal Law & Bankruptcy · Recent Changes in Chapter 13 Practice · Understand Issues and Confirm Creative Plans · The Right to Marry versus the Right to Bankruptcy Relief For a list of speakers and more information on the sessions at the Northeast Consumer Forum, please visit ### 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