Robert J. Keach Named ABI President

Robert J. Keach Named ABI President

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April 10, 2009 Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) announces that Robert J. Keach of Bernstein Shur (Portland, Maine) has been selected by the ABI Board of Directors to be President for the 2009-10 term. He succeeds John W. Ames of Greenebaum, Doll & McDonald PLLC (Louisville, Ky.) and will serve a one-year term that began at ABI’s 27th Annual Spring Meeting held on April 1-4 in Washington, D.C. An ABI member since 1985, Keach has served as ABI’s Vice President–Education, a co-chair of ABI's Business Reorganization Committee and as a member of the Executive Committee.

Keach is a shareholder at Bernstein Shur, where he practices in the area of bankruptcy, reorganization and workouts. His practice focuses on the representation of various parties in workouts and bankruptcy cases including debtors, creditors, creditors’ committees, lessors and third parties acquiring troubled companies and/or their assets.

Keach is also a member of the American Bar Association's Committee on Enforcement of Creditors' Rights as well as its sections on business, banking and corporations, real estate and litigation. He is included in the Best Lawyers in America, is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and is a member of the Local Rules Committee for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maine.

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