ABI

Thursday, June 13

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

American Board of Certification Exams

3:00-6:00 p.m.

Optional Event: Young & New Members Brewpub Crawl

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Opening Reception

Sponsored by Freeborn & Peters LLP,

Clark Hill, PLC, and MorrisAnderson

Friday, June 14

7:30-9:00 a.m.

Breakfast

Sponsored by BBK

7:45-7:50 a.m.

Welcome by Central States Bankruptcy Workshop Program Chairs

7:50-9:00 a.m.

Plenary Session

The State of the Economy and Bankruptcy Profession

Alex D. Moglia, Moderator

Moglia Advisors; Schaumburg, Ill.

Keith J. Shapiro

Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Chicago

Dr. Robert J. Shapiro

Sonecon, LLC; Washington, D.C.

9:15-10:30 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions (7)

Any Which Way You Can: Unique and Perplexing Issues Involving Individual Chapter 11 Cases

Absolute priority rule, § 1115, disposable income, etc.

Hon. Janet S. Baer

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ill.); Chicago

Richardo I. Kilpatrick

Kilpatrick & Associates, PC; Auburn Hills, Mich.

Richard J. Mason

McGuireWoods LLP; Chicago

Thomas R. Morris

Silverman & Morris, PLLC; Farmington Hills, Mich.

The Wonderful World of Executory Contracts: Beyond the Basics

Severance issues, integration issues, defining an executory contract, licenses, trademarks, service marks, immaterial defaults, etc.

Paige L. Ellerman

Frost Brown Todd LLC; Cincinnati

Jay Jaffe

Faegre Baker Daniels; Indianapolis

Hon. Marci B. McIvor

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Mich.); Detroit

James E. Nugent

Mesirow Financial Consulting, LLC; Chicago

The Challenges of Cramming Down a Chapter 11 Plan and Indubitable Equivalence

The absolute priority rule: trials and tribulations of new value. Cram down issues with 1111(b)(2) and Pacific Lumber. Practical considerations when litigating non-debtor releases.

Thomas A. Morrow, Moderator

Alix Partners LLP, Southfield, Mich.

Peggy Barlett

Godfrey & Kahn SC; Madison, Wis.

Hon. Timothy A. Barnes

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ill.); Chicago

Judy A. O’Neill

Foley & Lardner LLP; Detroit

Experts Under Examination

Cross-examination demonstration of financial experts valuing assets (measuring enterprise value by discounted cash flow, the income and cap rate approaches for real estate, and how such methods can be manipulated).

Michael Goldman

Michael Goldman & Associates, LLC; Deerfield, Ill.

Larry G. Goldsmith

CJBS LLC; Northbrook, Ill.

Hon. Pamela Pepper

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Wis.); Milwaukee

Ethan E. Trull

Ungaretti & Harris; Chicago

David K. Welch

Crane, Heyman, Simon, Welch & Clar; Chicago

Ins and Outs of LBOs

The challenges and difficulties of avoiding leveraged buyout transactions, covering emerging law involving LBOs including application of the § 546(e) safe harbor and collapsing such undertakings.

Joel D. Applebaum

Clark Hill, PLC; Birmingham, Mich.

Hon. Donald R. Cassling

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ill.); Chicago

Patrick E. Mears

Barnes & Thornburg LLP; Grand Rapids, Mich.

Mark Radtke

Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin, LLC; Chicago

Problems, Problems, Problems Workshops (2)

The ABI Central States Bankruptcy Workshop again offers an opportunity for an alternative kind of workshop–one for business bankruptcy and one for consumer bankruptcy. During each workshop, a facilitator will moderate a discussion among all of the participants on several hypothetical problems, which the participants will receive in advance of the conference to study (remember law school?). The discussions are expected to be challenging and stimulating.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION FOR THESE ALTERNATIVE WORKSHOPS IS REQUIRED, AND ONLY THE FIRST 20 REGISTRANTS FOR EACH WORKSHOP WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Consumer

Hon. Keith Lundin, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (M.D. Tenn.); Nashville

Business

Hon. Steven W. Rhodes, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Mich.); Detroit

10:30-10:45 a.m.

Coffee Break

Sponsored by Wolfson Bolton PLLC

10:45 a.m.-12:00 noon

Concurrent Sessions (7)

The Claim Has Two Faces: Beyond the Basics

Claims Resolution Rules 3001 & 3002.2, claim amendments, lien-stripping and mortgages.

Allison R. Bach

Dickinson Wright, PLLC; Detroit

Hon. J. Philip Klingeberger

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ind.); Hammond

Hannah Mufson McCollum

Gold Lange & Majoros, P.C. Southfield, Mich.

Paul G. Swanson

Steinhilber, Swanson, Mares, Marone & McDermott; Oshkosh, Wis.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly:Pre-Filing Ethics in Chapter 13 and Chapter 7

Margaret A. Burks

Office of the Trustee; Cincinnati

Charles J. Schneider

Charles J. Schneider, PC; Livonia, Mich.

Robert Schwaba

Robert M. Semrad & Associates, LLC; Chicago

Hon. Thomas J. Tucker

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Mich.); Detroit

Delving into the Mysteries of Chapter 13: Unsettled and Emerging Issues Involving §§ 1322 and 1325

The transformation rule/negative equity, deficiency claims upon surrender of collateral, the applicable commitment period, contract interest, § 1322(b)(1) as it involves fixtures and personal property, and assignments of rent, § 1322(b)(2) as it involves the timing of the analysis.

Thomas D. DeCarlo, Moderator

David Wm. Ruskin; Southfield, Mich.

Stewart Chapman

Office of Chapter 13 Trustee (N.D. Ill.); Chicago

Mary B. Grossman

Chapter 13 Trustee; Milwaukee

Hon. Jeffery R. Hughes

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Mich.); Grand Rapids

You Got an Education, Now Pay the Bill: The Dischargeability of Student Loans

Practical pointers on how to deal with student loans in the context of a chapter 7 or 13 bankruptcy.

Hon. James D. Gregg

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Mich.); Grand Rapids

Daniel N. Sharkey

Brooks Wilkins Sharkey & Turco, PLLC; Birmingham, Mich.

Mark Shure

Latmer LeVay Fyock LLC; Chicago

David S. Yen

Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago; Chicago

You Have Bills to Pay? Ethics in Getting Paid in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 Cases

Patricia B. Fugee

Roetzel & Andress, LPA; Toledo, Ohio

N. Neville Reid

Fox, Swibel, Levin & Carroll, LLP; Chicago

Hon. Walter Shapero

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Mich.); Detroit

Carrie A, Zungia

Lakelaw; Waukegan, Ill.


Problems, Problems, Problems Workshops (2)

Consumer

Hon. Arthur I. Harris, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ohio); Cleveland

Business

Hon. Mary Ann Whipple, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ohio); Toledo

12:00 noon

Optional Event: Family Picnic/Barbeque

Sponsored by Shaw Fishman Glantz and Towbin, LLC and Kerr, Russell and Weber, PLC

1:00 p.m.

Optional Event: Golf Tournament

Sponsored by Barnes & Thornburg, Benesch, Bingham Greenbaum Doll LLP, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff, and Faegre Baker Daniels

1:00-5:00 p.m.

Optional Event: Kayak Float Trip Down the Manistee River

6:00-10:00 p.m.

Optional Event: 20th Anniversary Gala!

Musical Entertainment by ABI’s Own Indubitable Equivalents

Cocktail reception sponsored by Steinhilber, Swanson, Mares, Marone & McDermott Gala sponsored by Arnstein & Lehr LLP, Commercial recovery Associates Dickinson Wright, PLLC, Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss, PC, and Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
Entertainment Sponsored by McGladrey LLP and Anonymous

Saturday, June 15

7:30-9:30 a.m.

Breakfast

Sponsored by Conway MacKenzie and Mesirow Financial Consulting, LLC

8:00-9:30 a.m.

Plenary Session

Social Networking and Bankruptcy Redux: Ethics Panel

Anne B. Miller, Moderator

Chair, Central States Advisory Board; Jack B. Fishman & Associates; Chicago

Stuart A. Gold

Gold Lange & Majoros, PC; Southfield, Mich.

David W. Houston, IV

Burr & Forman LLP; Nashville, Tenn.

Richard D. Nelson

Cohen, Todd, Kite & Stanford, LLC; Cincinnati

Claire Ann Resop

Steinhilber, Swanson & Resop; Madison, Wisc.

Hon. Steven W. Rhodes

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Mich.); Detroit

9:30-10:45 a.m.

Repeat Concurrent Sessions (7)

The Claim Has Two Faces: Beyond the Basics of Claims Resolution

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly; Pre-Filing Ethics in Chapter 13 and Chapter 7

Delving into the Mysteries of Chapter 13: Unsettled and Emerging Issues Involving §§ 1322 and 1325

You Got an Education, Now Pay the Bill: The Dischargeability of Student Loans

You Have Bills to Pay? Ethics in Getting Paid in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 Cases

Problems, Problems, Problems Workshops (2)

Consumer

Hon. Arthur I. Harris, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ohio); Cleveland

Business

Hon. Mary Ann Whipple, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ohio); Toledo

10:45-11:00 a.m.

Coffee Break

Sponsored by Amherst Partners, LLC

11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Repeat Concurrent Sessions (7)

Any Which Way You Can: Unique and Perplexing Issues Involving Individual Chapter 11 Cases

The Wonderful World of Executory Contracts: Beyond the Basics

The Challenges of Cramming Down a Chapter 11 Plan and Indubitable Equivalence

Experts Under Examination

Ins and Outs of LBOs

Problems, Problems, Problems Workshops (2)

Consumer

Hon. Keith Lundin, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (M.D. Tenn.); Nashville

Business

Hon. Steven W. Rhodes, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Mich.); Detroit

1:00-5:00 p.m.

Optional Event: Old Mission Peninsula Wine Tour

Sponsored by Krieg DeVault LLP

7:00-9:00 p.m.

Optional Event: 4th Annual Cherry Capital Dine-Around

Sponsored by AlixPArtners LLP, Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. and McDonald Hopkins LLC

8:00-10:00 p.m.

Speaker/Sponsor Dinner (by invitation only)

Sponsored by Jenner & Block LLP

Sunday, June 16

8:30-10:00 a.m.

Breakfast with a Judge

Sponsored by Greenberg Traurig LLP


Featuring the judges of the Central States Bankruptcy Workshop.

Hon. Janet S. Baer

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ill.); Chicago

Hon. Donald R. Cassling

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ill.); Chicago

Hon. Arthur I. Harris

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ohio); Cleveland

Hon. Pamela S. Hollis

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ill.); Chicago

Hon. J. Philip Klingeberger

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ind.); Hammond

Hon. Keith Lundin

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (M.D. Tenn.); Nashville

Hon. Marci B. McIvor

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Mich.); Detroit

Hon. Daniel S. Opperman

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Mich.); Bay City

Hon. Pamela Pepper

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Wis.); Milwaukee

Hon. Steven W. Rhodes

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Mich.); Detroit

Hon. Walter Shapero

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Mich.); Detroit

Hon. Thomas J. Tucker

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Mich.); Detroit

10:00 a.m.

Adjourn

 

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