Central States Bankruptcy Workshop
Scheduled for June 16 – 19
April 6, 2005,
Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy
Institute’s (ABI) Twelfth Annual Central States Bankruptcy
Workshop will be held June 16 – 19 at the Grand Traverse Resort in
Mich. More than 300 will attend. This
year’s conference offers attendees the opportunity to earn 10
hours of CLE credit. Sheryl L. Toby of Dykema Gossett PLLC
Mich.) is the program chair. Judicial
co-chairs are Hon. Steven W. Rhodes
Mich.) and Hon. Phillip Shefferly
Mich.). Sponsorship chair is Michael
P. Thomas of BBK Ltd. (Southfield,
Coverage of the coming new
bankruptcy law will be incorporated into the relevant workshop
Judge Mary Ann Whipple
will moderate a breakfast panel on “Winning theBattleof Experts:
A Demonstration.” She will be joined by Judge Pamela S. Hollis
(N.D. Illinois), Judge Marci B. McIvor (E.D. Michigan) and Louis P.
Rochkind of Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss PC
Donald S. MacKenzie of
Conway, MacKenzie & Dunleavy
Mich.) will moderate the panel
“Everything You Need to Know About
the Auto Supplier Industry.” Kimberly Davis Rodriguez of Stout
Risius Ross Inc. (Farmington
Mich.), Neil A. Sitko of
Sitko & Co. (Rochester,
Mich.) and Bettina M. Whyte of
AlixPartners LLC (New
York) will join as panelists.
The panel Post-Petition Transfers: Let’s Get It
Back will be moderated by Judge James D. Gregg (W.D.
Michigan). Accompanying him as panelists will be Richard S. Lauter of
Seyfarth Shaw LLP (Chicago), Deborah L. Thorne of Barnes & Thornburg
LLP (Chicago) and Steven B. Towbin of Shaw Gussis Fishman Glantz Wolfson
& Towbin LLC (Chicago).
Hon. Phillip J.
Shefferly (E.D. Michigan) will serve as moderator for the panel The Ten Evidence and Procedure Rules You
Don’t Know About But Should. Ronald R. Peterson, of Jenner
& Block LLP (Chicago), Michael P. Richman of Mayer, Brown, Rowe
& Maw LLP (New
York) and Louis P. Rochkind of Jaffe, Raitt,
Heuer & Weiss PC (Southfield,
join in as panelists.
Moderator Robert D. Gordon of Clark Hill PLC (Detroit) will be joined by
panelists Robert B. Millner of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
(Chicago), Timothy F. Nixon, of Godfrey & Kahn SC (Green Bay, Wisc.)
and Judge Susan Pierson Sonderby (N.D.
Illinois) in the
Issues: Been There, Done That.
Winnifred P. Boylan of Lambert, Leser, Isackson, Cook & Giunta PC
(Bay City, Mich.), David R. Shook (Flint, Mich.) and Joel
Alan Schechter (Chicago) will serve as panelists in the discussion Secured Property in Chapter 7. Judge Susan
V. Kelley (E.D. Wisconsin) will moderate.
Client Control & Education
in Consumer Cases: Law, Ethics & Reality will be discussed
by Judge Robert D. Martin (W.D. Wisconsin), Karen E. Evangelista
Mich.) and Lawrence A.
Friedman, current director of the Executive Office for U.S. Trustees
Judge A. Benjamin
Goldgar (N.D. Illinois) will serve as moderator for the panel Claims: Objections, Estimation, Tardy Claims,
Subordination, Recharacterization, Administration, Mediation and
Preferences as Claims Objections. He will be joined by Elias
T. Majoros of Gold Lange & Majoros PC
Mich.), Anne B. Miller of Novare Inc.
Ill.) and Alex D. Moglia of Alex D.
Moglia & Associates Inc.
The panel Case Administration: How to Set Up Mid-size
and Large-size Cases will be moderated by Judge Thomas J.
Tucker (E.D. Michigan). Richard Cohen of GCG (New
Albany, Ohio), Timothy R.
Pohl of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (Chicago) and David
K. Welch of Crane, Heyman, Simon, Welch & Clar (Chicago) will serve
Timothy J. Curtin of Varnum,
Riddering, Schmidt & Howlett LLP (Grand
Rapids, Mich.), Daniel F.
Gosch of Dickinson Wright PLLC (Grand
Rapids, Mich.) and Janice
F. Murray of Amherst Partners LLC
Mich.) will join moderator
William Jonathan S. Green of Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone
PLC (Detroit) for the panel
Forbearance Agreements: Negotiation and Enforcement.
Judge Carol A. Doyle (N.D.
Illinois) will be joined by panelists Robert S. Hertzberg of Pepper
Hamilton LLP (Detroit),
Tracy L. Treger of Gardner Carton & Douglas LLC (Chicago) and
Timothy G. Weed of Plante & Moran LLP
Mich.) in the discussion Disguised
Financing: Lease or (Unperfected) Security Interest?
The Consumer Credit &
Mortgage Industries: Looking Ahead will be moderated by Melyssa
R. Barrett of Visa USA Inc. (San
Francisco). She will be joined by panelists Bob
Caruso of Bank of America (Charlotte,
N.C.) and L.V. “Gus”
Patterson of Citizens Bank (Saginaw,
Judge Steven W. Rhodes
(E.D. Michigan) will moderate a discussion on Conversion
Issues: Between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 (With Maybe a Little Chapter 11
Thrown in Too, for Laughs). Accompanying him as panelists will be
Robert J. Adams of Robert J. Adams & Associates (Chicago),
Christopher P. Reilly of the Office of Krispen Carroll, Chapter 13
Trustee (Detroit) and Norman
Judge Arthur I. Harris
(N.D. Ohio) will serve as moderator for the breakfast panel Supreme Court, Sixth Circuit & Seventh
Circuit Case Review. Judge Carol A. Doyle (N.D. Illinois),
Judge Philip Klingeberger (N.D. Indiana) and Judge Phillip J. Shefferly
(E.D. Michigan) will join as panelists.
Participants in the Judges
Roundtable Discussion include Judge James D. Gregg (W.D.
Michigan), Judge Susan V. Kelley (E.D.
Wisconsin), Judge Philip
Indiana), Judge Robert D.
Martin (W.D. Wisconsin), Judge Phillip J. Shefferly, (E.D. of
Michigan), Judge John H.
Squires (N.D. Illinois)
and Judge Mary Ann Whipple (N.D. of
The American Board of
Certification (ABC) will offer its business bankruptcy, consumer
bankruptcy and creditors’ rights exams on June 16 from
— Details on the
certification process, exam composition and a sample exam can be
obtained by calling ABC at (703) 739-1023, by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting the ABC web site at http://www.abcworld.org.
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 10,600 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. For additional conference
information, visit http://www.abiworld.org/conferences.html.