Contact: John Hartgen
TODAY’S BANKRUPTCY HEADLINES ADDRESSED AT ABI’S SOUTHWEST BANKRUPTCY CONFERENCE
May 22, 2007,
Alexandria, Va. – More than 500 are expected to attend
Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, which will be held Sept. 6-8 at
the Four Seasons Hotel in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.
Programming for the conference features 10.5 CLE credit hours, including 1.5 hours of
ethics. Program chairs for the conference are Jeffrey N.
Pomerantz of Pachulski Stang Ziehl Young Jones & Weintraub LLP
(Los Angeles) and Candace C.
Carlyon of Shea & Carlyon Ltd. (Las Vegas). The Judicial Chair is
Bankruptcy Judge Gregg W. Zive (Reno, Nev.). The sponsorship chair for the
conference is Jeff Nerland of Corporate Revitalization Partners
LLC (Santa Ana,
Programs at the conference
The “Litigation Skills
for Your Toolbox” will feature past ABI Presidents Andrew W. Caine of
Pachulski Stang Ziehl, et al. (Los Angeles), Richardo I.
Kilpatrick of Kilpatrick & Associates, PC (Auburn Hills, Mich.), Robin E. Phelan of
Haynes and Boone, LLP (Dallas), Michael P. Richman of Foley &
Lardner LLP (New York), Keith J. Shapiro of Greenberg Traurig,
LLP (Chicago), Bankruptcy Judge Wesley W. Steen (Houston) and
Bettina M. Whyte of MBIA Insurance Corporation (New
“What You Need to Know
about Fraud, Restructuring and Liquidation in the Hedge Fund
Industry” will feature panelists Juval Aviv of Interfor,
Inc. (New York), Van C. Durrer, II of Skadden, Arps, Slate,
Meagher & Flom LLP (Los Angeles), Jeff J. Marwil of Winston
& Strawn LLP (Chicago), Henry R. Ritter of SoCal Advisors
(Schaumburg, Ill.) and Stuart Sybersma of Deloitte (George Town,
Eisenberg of Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro LLP (Los Angeles) will
moderate the “We, The People: Planning for the High-End Individual
Filer” session featuring panelists Ford Elsaesser of
Elsaesser, Jarzabek, Anderson, et. al. (Sandpoint, Idaho) and Prof. G. Ray Warner of
St. John's University School of Law (Jamaica, N.Y.).
The “Current Developments
in Commercial Case Law” session will include panelists Bankruptcy
Judge Leif M. Clark (San Antonio),
Daniel S. Schechter of Loyola Law School (Los
Alamitos, Calif.) and
Evan D. Smiley of Weiland, Golden, Smiley, et al. (Costa Mesa, Calif.).
“Liquidating Agents and
Examiners and Ombudsmen, Oh My!” will feature Ilene J.
Lashinsky of the Office of the U.S. Trustee, District of Arizona
(Phoenix), R. Todd Neilson of LECG, LLC (Los Angeles), Kenneth
N. Peterson of Jenner & Block LLP (Chicago) and John C.
Weitnauer of Alston & Bird, LLP (Atlanta).
The “First This Way, Then
That Way – Conflicting Interpretations of BAPCPA” session
includes panelists Bankruptcy Judge Eileen W. Hollowell
(Tucson), Chapter 13 Trustee Kathleen
A. Leavitt (Las Vegas) and Claire Ann Resop of Brennan, Steil
& Basting, SC (Madison, Wis.).
John L. R.
Dalberg of AndrewsKurth LLP (Los
Angeles), Scott F. Gautier of Peitzman, Weg &
Kempinsky LLP (Los Angeles), Bankruptcy
Judge Dana L. Rasure (Tulsa,
Okla.) and Bradley D. Sharp of
Development Specialists, Inc. (Los Angeles) will participate on the
“Executory Contract Issues in Commercial Cases” session.
“Here’s Dirt in
Your Eye: Advanced Issues in Reorganization Cases Involving
Homebuilders; Other Residential Projects; Developers and
Contractors” features Bruce T. Beesley of Beckley
Singleton, Chtd. (Reno, Nev.), Bankruptcy Judge Charles G.
Case, II (Phoenix), Laurel E. Davis of Fennemore Craig, P.C.
(Las Vegas) and Scott Peltz of RSM McGladrey
The “What Happened to My
Money? Restructuring of Lenders and Loan Servicers” session will
include Thomas J. Allison of Mesirow Financial Consulting, LLC
(Chicago), Edward Burr of Sierra Consulting Group, LLC (Phoenix), Michael H. Goldstein of Stutman,
Treister & Glatt, PC (Los Angeles)
and Jefferey W. Dulberg of Pachulski Stang Ziehl, et al.
“Ethics: Negotiating the
Sanction Minefield” features David M. Baker of Aurora
Management Partners, Inc. (Hickory, N.C.), Scott A. Farrow of the
Office of U.S. Trustee (Las Vegas), Bankruptcy Judge Mike K.
Nakagawa (Las Vegas) and Nancy B. Rapoport of the UNLV School
of Law (Las Vegas).
The “Small Business 11
Workshop” will include Steven M. Berman of Berman PLC
(Tampa, Fla.), Jonathan A. Carson of Kurtzman
Carson Consultants LLC; (El Segundo,
Calif.), Bankruptcy Judge Bruce A.
Vegas) and Lenard E. Schwartzer of
Schwartzer & McPherson Law Firm (Las Vegas).
For more information on the
Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, visit http://www.abiworld.org/SW07.
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 11,500
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.