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Michael Fagone Elected to ABIs Board of Directors

Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) announces that Michael Fagone of Bernstein Shur (Portland, Maine) has been elected to ABI’s Board of Directors. An ABI member since 1999, Fagone has served as the co-chair for ABI’s Northeast Bankruptcy Conference, has been a contributing editor for the ABI Journal and is a frequent speaker at ABI events. He will serve a term of three years on the 60-member ABI Board of Directors. Fagone is a member of Bernstein Shur’s Business Restructuring and Insolvency Practice Group in Portland, Maine, where he has significant experience and expertise helping clients preserve and create value through out-of-court restructurings and in bankruptcy cases. Although much of his practice involves representation of chapter 11 debtors, he also represents secured creditors, creditors’ committees, purchasers and receivers. He advises clients in a wide range of related commercial matters, including commercial litigation in federal and state courts. Fagone is certified in business bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification. He is recognized by Best Lawyers in America and by Chambers USA as one of the top bankruptcy lawyers in Maine. He received his B.A. in 1993 from Amherst College and his J.D. in 1997 summa cum laude from the University of Maine School of Law. The complete list of directors and officers is available at ### 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