ABI and the Caribbean Insolvency Symposium Advisory Board are excited to present the 2021 Virtual Caribbean Insolvency Symposium! This year’s program will bring together regional judges and top practitioners for a half-day of interactive and informative programming. Take advantage of the flexibility that an online conference offers — including 30 days of access to conference session recordings — and experience this event from the comfort of your home or office!
Don’t forget to factor in ample opportunities to mix and mingle virtually with your colleagues during the evening networking event!
Until we can all meet again in person, we invite you to join us for a virtual experience that only ABI can provide!
Welcome & Judicial Round & Round Plenary
In this virtual variation on the in-person format, a nationwide group of distinguished judges will discuss current bankruptcy and practical skills issues in an innovative Zoom-style presentation. The judges will rotate to a new online “room,” allowing participants to maximize their time and gain valuable insights into best practices.
Concurrent Tracks (2)
Landlord and Tenant Dilemmas in a COVID and Post-COVID Environment
The panelists will discuss COVID-related business bankruptcy issues, including rent issues in commercial leases, § 365(d)(3) issues, force majeure clauses, and lease assumption and rejection issues after COVID.
Counseling the Client During the Post-COVID Period
The panel will focus on counseling clients once we enter a post-COVID period, including when you should counsel your client to file, issues related to medical debts and tax refunds, and timing considerations.
Sponsored by Sherwood & agencyIP
Concurrent Tracks (2)
Cross-Border Rescue and Failure: Temas Candentes (Hot Topics)
This panel will discuss recent developments and decisions in international insolvency, including chapter 11 for non-U.S. companies, U.S. chapter 15 and offshore “soft touch” assistance.
Recent Consumer Case Law Developments with Bill Rochelle
This past year has seen a remarkable number of wide splits and controversial opinions. This panel of experts, moderated by ABI Editor-at-Large Bill Rochelle, will discuss and analyze current notable business and consumer bankruptcy cases.
Sponsored by Sherwood & agencyIP
Subchapter V in the COVID-19 Era
This panel will explore the development of subchapter V bankruptcies during their first year of existence, a.k.a. the COVID-19 era. The panelists will first perform a brief review of subchapter V bankruptcy cases and the way in which they differ from standard chapter 11 cases. The panel will then discuss issues relating to CARES Act funding in subchapter V cases and explore various hot issues in subchapter V, such as the aggregation of debts among affiliates. Finally, the panelists will discuss “anomaly” filings and attempts by seemingly ineligible companies to obtain relief under subchapter V.
Sponsored by Genovese Joblove & Battista, PA
Virtual Mix & Mingle
Join your colleagues online for some relaxed socializing and mingling. All you have to do is click on the link.
ABI Member & Non-member: $250
Registration + ABI Membership for New Members*: $550
ABI Member & Non-member: $100
Registration + ABI Membership for New Members*: $400
* Includes a one-year ABI membership for first-time members — a $375 value! Membership is individual and nonrefundable. If your membership has expired, select the member rate and add in your membership renewal fee.
No refunds will be granted for this online program. Should you become unable to attend any or all of the sessions, upon request, a recording of all sessions can be sent to you, along with the corresponding educational materials.
The American Bankruptcy Institute is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers. Our anti-harassment policy can be found at: https://www.abi.org/about-us/bylaws-and-policies.
2021 Caribbean Insolvency Symposium Co-Chairs
The live virtual program is eligible for up 4.25 hours of general CLE credit in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 5.1 hours of CLE credit in 50-minute-hour states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit-rounding rules and might not be approved prior to the program.
5.1 hours of CPE credit are also available. CPE credit is NOT AVAILABLE for viewing on-demand recorded sessions.
Instructional Delivery Method: Group Live delivered online due to COVID-19.
* ABI offers intermediate-level courses, which assume that attendees will have at least some detailed knowledge of insolvency matters (pursuant to the “Statement on Standards for CPE Programs” established by AICPA and NASBA). ABI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State Boards of Accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, many state boards of accountancy are providing flexibility in the instructional delivery method and allowing for Group Live-approved providers to issue credits for Group Live Internet-Based vended programs. Kansas does not allow for this flexibility, and waiver requests are pending with Iowa and North Dakota. All other state boards of accountancy have noted their flexibility. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website, www.nasbaregistry.org.
When and how can I access the virtual conference?
Registered attendees will receive a link via email to the attendee website 48 hours before the first session begins. The link will be sent to the email address you used to register for the program, and this is how you will access all of the conference content. You’ll use the same link each day to access the attendee website for the live conference and whenever you choose to view the on-demand content.
What if I don't receive the link?
Contact [email protected], and a member of the ABI team can provide you with one.
Can I share this link with others?
As with in-person meetings, registrations cannot be shared. The registration provides a secure single sign-on experience for the user.
How much time should I expect to be online during the event days?
The virtual workshop takes place over about 5.5 hours in the afternoon/evening on Tuesday.
Are there any specific technology requirements?
You will be able to access the program sessions without downloading any plug-ins or software. However, for best results, we recommend that you use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Chromium Edge to access the sessions. The program will not be available on a mobile/cell phone (iPhone, Android, Blackberry), but can be accessed through laptop, desktop (PC or Mac) and certain other mobile devices (Surface Pro, iPad).
What are the suggested web browser prerequisites?
Internet Explorer 10 or higher
Chromium Edge 80 or higher
Google Chrome 53.0.2785 or higher
Safari 10.0.602.1.50 or higher
Firefox 76 or higher
Note: Mobile web browsers are not supported.