Challenges in Valuing and Restructuring a Continuing-Care Facility, Litigation Claims in Bankruptcy and Grocery Retail Valuations Among Issues to Be Discussed at the VALCON 2020 Conference

Leading bankruptcy professionals and dealmakers will converge at the “VALCON 2020: How to Flex When in Flux” conference, taking place at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas February 26-28, 2020. The conference is sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors, and attendees can earn up to 13.2/13 hours of CLE/CPE credit, including 1.2/1 hour of ethics. The luncheon keynote will feature unique and thoughtful bankruptcy insights from John “Jack” Wm. Butler, Jr. of Birch Lake Holdings, L.P. (Chicago) and Hon. Kevin J. Carey (Ret.) of Hogan Lovells US LLP (Philadelphia). Jack F. Williams of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Atlanta) and Patricia B. Tomasco of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP (Houston) are the co-chairs for the conference.

Sessions include:

  • Case Study in Conjunction with the 2020 Complex Financial Restructuring Program: The Challenges in Valuing and Restructuring Distressed Continuing Care Retirement Facilities (CCRCs)
  • Hot Topics in Valuation
  • Valuation of Litigation Claims and Causes of Action in Bankruptcy
  • The Latest Investment Banking, Turnaround and Legal Insights on Rapid Changes in Grocery Retail
  • Valuation of Intangible Assets and Non-Debt Liabilities
  • Cross-Border Valuation Issues
  • Diminution in Value Claims
  • Valuation Meets the Amazing Kreskin: Valuing Contingent Assets and Liabilities
  • Expert Pitfalls — and Ways to Avoid Them
  • Alix v. McKinsey: 2014 Issues and Ethics

For a program schedule and full list of speakers, please click here.

Members of the press looking to attend the VALCON 2020 conference should contact ABI Public Affairs Officer John Hartgen at 703-894-5935 or [email protected].


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 11,000 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