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

  • Subchapter V and Virtual Court: A Tale of Two Frontiers

    The Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 went into effect a mere few weeks before a worldwide pandemic unfolded, setting into motion unforeseen challenges and learning curves for the entire bankruptcy court system. This session consists of two mock presentations that will demonstrate the application of technology in the pre-trial practice and trial presentation of a subchapter V virtual trial. Included in these presentations will be virtual depositions and document preparation and organization, as well as the nontechnical challenges these cases can face, such as feasibility, projected-income issues, best practices assuming a nonconsensual plan, and cramdown. During the mock presentations, a team of technology experts will interject real-time, practical tips on the risks, benefits and potential ethical pitfalls of technology use in virtual trials, and much more.


    Mock Trial Schedule:
    1:00-2:30 p.m. — Pre-Trial: Preparation, Organization, Depositions, Direct Examination (with tech experts offering best practices throughout)
    2:30-2:50 p.m. — Short Break - Breakout rooms available for networking!
    2:50-4:15 p.m. — Mock Trial: Cross-Examination, Cramdown (with tech experts offering best practices throughout)




    The Witness (Pre-Trial and Mock Trial):


    Mock Trial:


    The Experts:

  • The Sherwood Streaming Koncerts Series Break

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    Sponsored by Sherwood & agencyIP

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  • Hollywood Squares: Bankruptcy History & Trivia

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







    Sponsored by Genovese Joblove & Battista, PA

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  • Networking

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

    Sponsored by Holland & Knight LLP

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  • 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.


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    Sponsored by Sherwood & agencyIP

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  • 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)

    James Fama, former vice president of energy delivery for the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), will provide an overview of current issues in cybersecurity from a national perspective, as well as planning opportunities for businesses.


    Sponsored by Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Postler, PA

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  • 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.



    Sponsored by Michael E. Moecker & Associates, Inc.

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  • 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 Paskay Memorial Seminar session recordings will be viewable until April 26, 2021. Please note that CLE and CPE credit is not available for viewing on demand recorded sessions.

The live virtual program is eligible for up 8.0 hours of general CLE credit in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 9.6 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.

Instructional Delivery Method: Group Live delivered online due to COVID-19.

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. For persons unable to pay a reduced rate, ABI may allow the individual to work at the 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. For more information, please contact the American Bankruptcy Institute at (703) 739-0800 or 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 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.