Ponzi Schemes Asian Insolvency Law and Real Estate Bankruptcies Among the Topics to Be Discussed at ABIs Hawian Bankruptcy Workshop

Ponzi Schemes Asian Insolvency Law and Real Estate Bankruptcies Among the Topics to Be Discussed at ABIs Hawian Bankruptcy Workshop

Contact: John Hartgen
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June 17, 2010, Alexandria, Va. — Seven bankruptcy judges will join a faculty full of international insolvency experts for ABI’s Third Hawai’ian Bankruptcy Workshop, to be held Aug. 11-14 at the Fairmont Orchid, Big Island, Hawai’i. Attendees will be able to attend wide range of programs examining the latest trends in U.S. and international insolvency law, including a session looking at China’s new insolvency law. In addition to a number of networking and optional events, attendees will also have the opportunity to earn 9 CLE credits, including 1.5 hour of ethics.

Featured sessions at the Hawai’ian Bankruptcy Workshop include:

  • Past Presidents Panel: Current Developments in Bankruptcy and Reorganization
  • Ponzi Schemes in Bankruptcy
  • Asian Insolvency Law
  • Cross-Border Insolvency, with a Discussion of Inbound and Outbound Issues
  • Success Strategies for Pre-Arranged Chapter 11 Cases (Chrysler/Lehman/GM)
  • Real Estate Bankruptcy Cases
  • PRC Insolvency Law: The New PRC Bankruptcy Law, NPLs and Out-of-Court Workouts

A full list of sessions and speakers for the conference can be found by clicking on the following link:


The Advisory Board for the Hawai’i Bankruptcy Workshop include Prof. Charles D. Booth of the Institute of Asian-Pacific Business Law at the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai’i at Manoa (Honolulu), Dr. Shirley J. Daniel of the Pacific Asian Management Institute and Center for International Business Education and Research at the Shidler College of Business, University of Hawai’i at Manoa (Honolulu), Walter C. Davison of Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel (Honolulu), David C. Farmer (Honolulu), Jerrold K. Guben of O’Connor Playdon & Guben LLP (Honolulu), George M. Kelakos of Kelakos Advisors LLC (Greenwich, Conn., and Salans, N.Y.), James T. Markus of Block, Markus & Williams, LLC (Denver), Grant Newton of the Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors (Medford, Ore.), Ted N. Pettit of Case Lombardi & Pettit, A Law Corporation (Honolulu), Miranda Tsai of Ashford & Wriston (Honolulu), and Bankruptcy Judge Gregg W. Zive (D. Nev.; Reno).

For more information about the Third Hawai’i Bankruptcy Workshop, call ABI at (703) 739-0800 or visit http://www.abiworld.org/HI10.      



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 12,600 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 www.abiworld.org. For additional conference information, visit http://www.abiworld.org/conferences.html.