Contact: John Hartgen
FALLOUT, TAX ISSUES IN BANKRUPTCY AMONG TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED AT
BANKRUPTCY WORKSHOP JULY 16-19
April 29, 2008,
— Eight bankruptcy judges and more than 300
attendees will gather to discuss the latest bankruptcy topics at
ABI’s Thirteenth Annual
Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop. The workshop, held from July 16-19 at the
Ritz-Carlton on Amelia Island, Fla., brings together the region’s
top insolvency professionals for four days of intense learning and
networking. Attendees also have the opportunity to earn 13.5 hours of
CLE credits, including 1.5
hours of ethics.
Program co-chairs for the
Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop include C.R. “Chip” Bowles,
Jr. of Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC (Louisville, Ky.)
and James D. Decker of Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin
(Atlanta). The judicial chair for the
workshop is Bankruptcy Judge Margaret A. Mahoney (S.D. Ala.;
Highlighting the panel sessions
will be the “Surfside Chat: ABI Presidents’ Panel,” featuring
former ABI presidents
Andrew W. Caine of Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP (Los
Angeles), Robert M. Fishman of Shaw Gussis Fishman Glantz Wolfson
& Towbin LLC (Chicago), John D. Penn of Haynes and Boone, LLP
(Fort Worth, Texas) and Deborah D. Williamson of Cox Smith
Matthews Incorporated (San Antonio).
Sessions at the Workshop
Samuel K. Crocker
of Crocker & Niarhos (Nashville,
Tenn.), Bankruptcy Judge David W.
Houston, III (N.D. Miss., Aberdeen)
and Prof. Lois R. Lupica of the University of Maine School of Law
(Portland, Maine) speaking on the “Consumer Bankruptcy
Update” plenary session.
The “Condo Mania”
session will be co-moderated by Robert P. Reynolds of Reynolds,
Reynolds & Duncan, LLC (Tuscaloosa,
Ala.) and David B. Wheeler of
Moore & Van Allen, PLLC (Charleston,
S.C.) with panelists Andrew
Jackson Bone of The National Auction Group, Inc. (Gadsden, Ala.) and
Joe A. Joseph of Burr & Forman LLP (Birmingham, Ala.).
DePasquale of the Executive Office for U.S. Trustees
(Washington, D.C.) will moderate the “Consumer Claims
against Creditors” session with panelists Robert Alan Byrd
of Byrd & Wiser (Biloxi, Miss.) and Robert Gambrell of Gambrell
& Stone, PLLC (Biloxi, Miss.).
“The Chapter 11 Fee
Study: Moving-forward Analysis” session will be moderated by
C.R. “Chip” Bowles, Jr. of Greenebaum Doll &
McDonald PLLC (Louisville, Ky.) and feature panelists Roberta
A. DeAngelis of the Executive Office for U.S. Trustees (Washington,
D.C.), Terri L. Gardner of Nelson Mullins Riley &
Scarborough, LLP (Raleigh, N.C.), Patricia A. Redmond of Stearns,
Weaver, Miller, Weissler, Alhadeff & Sitterson, PA (Miami) and
Bankruptcy Judge Gregg W. Zive (D. Nev.; Reno).
Moderator James D.
Decker of Alvarez & Marsal Corporate Finance (Atlanta) will be joined by panelists Russell M.
Blain of Stichter, Riedel, Blain
& Prosser, PA
(Tampa), Bankruptcy Judge Mary Grace
Diehl (N.D. Ga.; Atlanta) and Ira
L. Herman of Thompson & Knight LLP (New York) for the
“High Owe, High Owe - So Off to Section 363 We Go”
Paul L. Orshan of
Duane Morris LLP (Miami) will moderate
the “Adequate Protection in Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 Cases”
session with panelists Bankruptcy Judge Robert A. Mark (S.D.
Fla.; Miami), Peter D. Russin of
Meland Russin & Budwick, PA (Miami) and Mark P. Williams of
Norman, Wood, Kendrick & Turner (Birmingham, Ala.).
“Tax Issues in
Bankruptcy” will be moderated by Richard P. Carmody of
Adams and Reese LLP (Birmingham,
Ala.) with panelists Bankruptcy Judge
Paul W. Bonapfel (N.D. Ga.; Atlanta) and ABI Resident Scholar Prof. Jack F.
Williams of Georgia
State University (Atlanta).
The “Venue Issues in
Chapter 11 Filings” session, moderated by Douglas M. Foley
of McGuireWoods LLP (Norfolk, Va.), features panelists Jacob A. Brown of
Akerman Senterfitt (Jacksonville,
Fla.), Bankruptcy Judge Jeffery P.
Hopkins (S.D. Ohio; Cincinnati) and
Richard L. Wynne of Kirkland & Ellis LLP (Los
Conlon of the Office of the U.S. Trustee (Norfolk, Va.) and
Bankruptcy Judge John K. Olson (S.D. Fla.; Fort Lauderdale) will participate on the
“Consumer Ethics: How to Stay Out of Jail” panel.
The “Business Bankruptcy
Update” plenary session will feature speakers Susan H.
Seabury of BDO Seidman, LLP (Atlanta), ABI Resident Scholar Prof. Jack F.
Williams of Georgia
State University (Atlanta) and Bankruptcy Judge Michael G.
Williamson (M.D. Fla.; Tampa).
Fallout” plenary session will be moderated by Jonathan W.
Jordan of King & Spalding LLP (Atlanta) and feature panelists Neil Luria of
Navigant Capital Advisors, LLC (Shaker
Heights, Ohio), Prof.
Steven L. Schwarcz of Duke University School of Law (Durham, N.C.) and
Jason H. Watson of Alston & Bird LLP (Atlanta).
For more information about the
Thirteenth Annual Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop, call ABI at (703) 739-0800 or visit http://www.abiworld.org/SE08.
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 11,700
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
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