ABI and the MRBS Advisory Board are excited to present the 2021 Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar this summer in a virtual format!
Hear from the best while learning practical techniques for navigating the rising challenges of today’s insolvency environment. Whether your specialty is business, consumer or both, you can experience quality education on current topics without leaving your desk.
And don’t forget the networking! Virtually connect with colleagues familiar and new during an evening networking event.
The Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar session recordings will be viewable until September 20, 2021. Please note that CLE credit is not available for viewing on-demand recorded sessions.
Sponsorships are available; please email Michelle Burnett at [email protected]
Virtual Ice Cream Tasting
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Enjoy a sampling of Aglamesis Brothers’ rich, super-premium ice creams, which have been delighting Cincinnatians for well over a century. The cost for this family-friendly event is $60 per person, which includes 6 pints of ice cream shipped to your preferred location.
To register for this event, please check the appropriate box on the online registration form. Registration for this event closes on August 6, 2021, as space is limited!
Sponsored by Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Case Law and Rules Update
This session will highlight particularly interesting case law developments to date in 2021 and their impact on bankruptcy law and practice.
Concurrent Sessions (2)
Commercial Session: Out-of-the-Ordinary Out-of-Court Restructuring Issues
This panel will discuss a potpourri of unique and interesting issues that present themselves in various out-of-court restructuring contexts. Topics to be covered will include corporate finance transactions such as tender offers or exchange offers (including coercive exchange offers); convertible debt; PPP funding challenges and impacts; managing confidentiality/NDA issues; dealing with ad hoc committees and crossover committees; restructuring support agreements/death-trap provisions; and strategies for garnering creditors’ support for a restructuring when no formal or informal committee structure is present for creditors.
Consumer Session: “Stop Where You Are: A Bankruptcy Has Been Filed. But Don’t Just Stand There!”
Our expert faculty will update you on a potpourri of automatic stay and discharge injunction violation issues, including the latest guidance from the Supreme Court on action vs. inaction, the return of repossessed cars and the collection of discharged debt.
Disparate Treatment of POC in the Bankruptcy Process
This panel will discuss whether there is disparate treatment of people of color in the bankruptcy process, whether it is open or hidden, how that treatment manifests itself, and what the bar and the judiciary can do to correct that disparate treatment.
Networking Happy Hour
Judicial Town Hall
This session will be a Bankruptcy Appellate Panel (BAP) discussion.
Current Economics and the Continuing Effects of COVID-19
This panel will focus on the immediate and continuing repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy, with a focus on macroeconomic effects, how businesses have been affected, what efforts have been made by the federal government through various stimulus and relief packages, and what to expect in the future.
This panel will discuss subchapter V — whether there have been any notable filings, what to expect with this type of filing, what practitioners should be aware of, what issues are likely to be paramount, how practitioners should handle cases filed under this subchapter, and issues that creditors might need to know about — from the perspectives of the DOJ, the prospective appointed trustee and debtor’s counsel.
|Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar Registration Rates|
|Join and Save*:||$600|
|Govt./Aca. ABI Member:||$100|
|Govt./Aca. New ABI Member*:||$225|
|Consumer Workshop ONLY Pricing|
|Join and Save*:||$450|
*Includes a one-year ABI membership for first-time members only — a $375 value! Expired members should select the member rate and add in the membership-renewal fee on this form.
No refunds will be granted for this online program. Should you become unable to attend any or all of the sessions, a recording of all sessions will 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 are 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.
Financial Hardship Statement
ABI acknowledges that in some instances there will be persons who need to attend an educational seminar for CLE credit who are not able to pay full registration fees. ABI will handle such instances on a case-by-case basis and will work with the individual on alternative solutions. For persons who cannot meet the full registration rate, ABI will offer a reduced rate based on what the individual can reasonably afford to cover the cost of meals and materials. ABI also has reduced rates for government employees, professors, law clerks and students. For information on tuition assistance, send an e-mail to [email protected].
7.75 hours of total CLE credit, including 1.25 hour of ethics, are pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 9.30 hours of total CLE credit, including 1.50 hours of ethics, are pending in 50-minute-hour states. Credit hours granted are subject to each state’s CLE credit-approval regulations and might not be approved prior to the program. NY MCLE: This transitional and nontransitional program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the CLE Board for a maximum of 7.75 credit hours, of which 1.25 hour of credit can be applied toward the ethics professionalism requirement. California MCLE: ABI certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 7.75 hours, of which 1.5 hour will apply to ethics.
CLE credit is NOT AVAILABLE for viewing on-demand recorded sessions.
CPE credit is NOT AVAILABLE for this Conference.
ABI acknowledges that in some instances there will be persons who need to attend an educational seminar for CLE credit who are not able to pay full registration fees. ABI will handle such instances on a case-by-case basis and will work with the individual on alternative solutions. For persons who cannot meet the full registration rate, ABI will offer a reduced rate based on what the individual can reasonably afford to cover the cost of meals and materials. For persons unable to pay a reduced rate, we may allow the individual to work at our registration area for a few hours during attendee check-in, or assist in conference set-up. ABI also has reduced rates for government employees, professors, law clerks and students. Illinois Attorneys: If registration fees are more than $500, attorneys who qualify will receive a reduction of at least 50% off the registration fee. For information on tuition assistance, send an e-mail to [email protected]
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 your link.
Can I share this link with others?
As with in-person meetings, registrations cannot be shared. The registration link 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 conference sessions take place for approximately 4.5 hours on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning.
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/cellphone (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.