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Best of 2007 Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference
“Individuals and Small Business in chapter 11 and Associated Ethical Issues”

Wednesday, April 25 at 1:00pm ET

 


Program Description:

An interactive discussion about current trends and developments in small business and individual Chapter 11 cases. The panel will also address ethical issues that counsel frequently encounter in these types of cases.


Speaker Bios:

Moderator: James T. Markus is co-founder and manager of Block Markus Williams LLC in Denver, where he specializes in the representation of secured creditors, lessors, asset purchasers, debtors, official committees and trustees in workouts, restructurings and chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. His representative matters include America West Airlines Inc., Chicago Theater, Cray Computer Corp., Convergent Communications Inc. and Eastern Airlines Inc., among others. Mr. Markus is currently the chapter 11 trustee of Geneva Steel, one of the largest trustee matters ever in the Rocky Mountain region. He is a member of ABI’s Executive and Education Committees, and is the founder and former chair of the Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference. In addition, he has served as a contributing editor to the ABI Journal’s Intensive Care column. Mr. Markus is also a former director, president and chairman of the American Board of Certification and is certified as a business bankruptcy specialist. He has served as a member of the Illinois Secretary of State’s Corporate Act Advisory Committee, which is responsible for drafting and revising Illinois’ Business Corporation and Limited Liability Company Acts, and the Region Five Advisory Council to the U.S. Small Business Administration. Mr. Markus is a director of the Colorado chapter of the Turnaround Management Association and is an active member of the Bankruptcy Subcommittee for the Colorado Bar Association. He received his B.S.E. with high honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his J.D. from the University of Michigan School of Law.

Hon. Sidney B. Brooks is a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Colorado in Denver.

Lee M. Kutner is a shareholder and director of Kutner Miller PC in Denver, where he focuses on representing debtors, creditors and creditors’ committees in chapter 7 and 11 bankruptcy proceedings, business restructurings and debtor- and creditor-rights litigation. Mr. Kutner has considerable experience in the process of negotiating, drafting and confirming chapter 11 plans and developing out-of-court workouts. He has also been involved in numerous receivership actions and debtor/creditor remedies, including assignments for the benefit of creditors. He has successfully confirmed chapter 11 reorganization plans for a wide range of businesses and in complex cases for individuals. Mr. Kutner received his bachelor’s degree with distinction from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from the National Law Center of George Washington University.

Patricia A. Redmond is a shareholder with Stearns, Weaver, Miller, Weissler, Alhadeff & Sitterson PA in Miami. She practices in the area of commercial transactions and bankruptcy with concentration in creditors’ rights and insolvency counseling in both bankruptcy court and out-of-court restructurings. She has extensive experience in representing trustees, creditors’ committees, secured creditors and debtors in chapter 11 cases. Ms. Redmond is currently an adjunct professor of bankruptcy law at the University of Miami School of Law. She is a former president of the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Fla., and she presently serves on its board of directors. She also served as the 1998-99 chair of the bankruptcy law section of the Federal Bar Association and is presently vice chair of the Secured Creditors’ Subcommittee of the Business Law Section of the ABA. Ms. Redmond is a frequent lecturer both locally and nationally on various aspects of bankruptcy, particularly issues involving chapter 11. She has been named as one of the Best Lawyers in America, and in 1999 she received the Dade County Bar Pro Bono Award. She has also been awarded the Richard M. Hausler Golden Apple Award for outstanding professor at the University of Miami for the year 2002-03. Ms. Redmond was inducted into the American College of Bankruptcy in March 2004.

 

 

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