Contact: Rali Mileva
ABI Releases Guide to
January 25, 2005, Alexandria,
Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute announces
the publication of a guide for attorneys and clients on mediation to
resolve disputes arising in bankruptcy cases. ABI Guide to Bankruptcy
Mediation is written by three leading experts in the field: Hon.
Erwin I. Katz (ret.) of Erwin I. Katz Ltd. (Chicago), Hon. Lisa Hill
Fenning (ret.) of Dewey Ballantine LLP (Los
Angeles) and Jacob Aaron Esher of Riley &
Esher LLP (Cambridge,
Mass.). Each is the past chair of
ABI’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee.
The Guide explains why, when and
how mediation can be applied in bankruptcy cases. Clients will find it
to be both comprehensive and accessible. For attorneys, it also provides
“how to” guidance with respect to the most common kinds of
mediation issues that arise in bankruptcy cases. Suggested procedures
adapted to the particular requirements of bankruptcy cases, as well as
convenient checklists and cross references to other bankruptcy-related
mediation resources, are also included.
Guide is available for purchase ($7 for ABI members; $14 for
non-members) through ABI’s online bookstore at www.abiworld.org/abistore.
ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary,
non-partisan 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 over 10,300 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 ABI World
at http://www.abiworld.org. For additional conference information, visit http://www.abiworld.org/conferences.html.