Alexander L. Paskay Memorial Bankruptcy Seminar March 25 - 26 | Online

ABI and Stetson University College of Law are excited to present virtually, for the first time in 45 years, the Annual Alexander L. Paskay Memorial Bankruptcy Seminar, a memorial CLE program honoring the lifetime achievements of the late Bankruptcy Judge Alexander L. Paskay.

Over two half-days of insightful and timely programming, top practitioners and regional judges will take on the most current commercial and consumer bankruptcy issues. Enjoy favorite sessions, such as the Judicial Roundtables, that have been reimagined for online while offering the same great access and networking with regional judges and colleagues.

Until we can all meet again in person, take advantage of the flexibility that an online conference offers — including 30 days’ access to conference session recordings — and experience a two-day event that only ABI can provide!

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Add to Calendar   2021-03-25 12:30:00 2021-03-26 14:00:00 America/New_York Paskay Memorial Bankruptcy Seminar - Virtual

  • Program Welcome & Kick-Off

  • Technology Updates & Practices in the Bankruptcy Profession

  • Stretch Break

  • Plenary Session

    Pre-Trial Technology: Mock Trial on Plan Confirmation Subchapter V Case (Part I)

  • Stretch Break

  • Plenary Session

    Trial Technology: Mock Trial on Plan Confirmation for Subchapter V Case (Part II)

  • Stretch Break

  • Hollywood Squares: Bankruptcy History & Trivia

    Our Host will challenge the “deans” of bankruptcy and our esteemed contestants with riveting bankruptcy trivia.





  • Networking

    Join your Paskay Seminar colleagues online for some relaxed socializing and mingling. All you have to do is click on the link.

  • Partners
  • Program Welcome

  • Retale: Lessons Learned from Recent Retail Cases

    This panel will discuss several key and unique issues that have arisen in a national sampling of retail chapter 11 cases, including the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The panelists will explore the cases’ varied results, the processes employed to reach each conclusion, and the issues that arose along the way. Specifically, topics include “GOB” sale processes, consignments, sales of intellectual property, § 503(b)(9) claims, cash collateral and DIP lending, landlord/tenant disputes, and certain case-specific nuances.

  • Stretch Break

  • Concurrent Sessions (choose 1 or 2)

    1. Business Bankruptcy Legal Update

    This panel will discuss the impact of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 on bankruptcy cases, the latest automatic stay cases, employment of professionals and fee applications, and § 363 sales in the Zoom era.


    2. Unmasking Some Great Consumer Cases from 2020 and 2021

    This panel will provide a consumer bankruptcy legal update on significant cases from 2020, and explore what's happened so far in 2021.

  • Stretch Break

  • Annual Alexander L. Paskay Keynote with James Fama, Former Vice President, Energy Delivery for the Edison Electric Institute (EEI)

  • Stretch Break

  • Judicial Roundtable: Table Topics

    Featuring small group discussions with the judges of the annual Paskay Memorial Seminar on topics submitted by the Paskay Memorial Advisory Board members.

  • Adjourn

  • Partners

Conference Rates

ABI Member & Non-member: $250

Registration + ABI Membership for New Members*: $550

* 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.

Cancellation Policy

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.

Anti-Harassment Policy

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:

2021 Alexander L. Paskay Seminar Co-Chairs

Advisory Board

The live virtual program is eligible for up 9.0 hours of general CLE credit in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 10.8 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.

10.8 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,

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 6 hours in the afternoon on Thursday and about 5 hours in the morning on Friday.

Will I be able to watch the session recordings at a later date?

The session recordings will be available directly on the attendee page using your 'Magic Link'. Recordings will be accessible until April 26, 2021.

What version of zoom do I need?

To maximize your experience, please make sure you have updated to version 5.3.0 or higher of Zoom so you can enjoy its latest features.

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.