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Meetings & Events

23rd Annual Spring Meeting

Thursday, April 28–Sunday May 1, 2005

JW Marriott, Washington, D.C.

Join ABI in Washington for the 23rd Annual Spring Meeting, April 28–May 1, 2005. Highly regarded bankruptcy judges and nationally acclaimed practitioners will convene in the Nation’s Capital for four days of networking, CLE/CPE programming and top notch entertainment. George Will of ABC’s This Week and Newsweek will keynote the Friday Luncheon. Richard Jeni, comedian and host of a new hour of comedy on HBO and ABI’s house band, the Indubitable Equivalents are highlights of the Final Night Gala Dinner. In addition, this year’s program features the Ninth Annual Great Debates and the following workshops:

  • Suppliers to Distressed Industries: Insurmountable Problems or Challenging Opportunities
  • A New Sheriff in Town: Dealing with State Regulators in Utility Industry Bankruptcies
  • Consumer Conversions Between Chapters 13 and 7: Pre– and Post-confirmation Issues, Property of the Estate, Exemption Objection and Avoidance Action Deadlines, Permissible Planning
  • Deepening Insolvency: The “Outlandish” Tort Affecting Professionals, Lenders, Insurers, Officers and Directors
  • Post-confirmation Quagmire: Limits on Liquidating Trusts, Plan Modifications, Amendments and Practical Business Issues
  • What’s New in Consumer Credit: Interest Rate Trends, Portfolio Assignments, Servicing, Sub-prime Markets, Truth-in-lending Awards, Homeowners Protection Act, Class Actions
  • Judges’ Roundtable—Hot Bankruptcy Issues Now Riding the Circuits
  • Asset Sales: Getting the Deal Done
  • Herding Cats (And Other Problems): Managing Mass Torts Litigation in Chapter 11
  • Secured Property in Chapter 7: Surrender, Redemption, Reaffirmation, Lien Avoidance, Valuation, Relief from Stay, Other Options
  • A Wing and a Prayer—Churches and Nonprofits in Chapter 11
  • New Commercial Lending Vehicles and Trends: Understanding Complex Debt
  • Mock Presentation with an Evidentiary Focus on Privileges
  • New U.S. Trustee Initiatives, Legislative and Case Law Developments
  • Professional Fees after Lamie: Payment from Whom and How, Conversions of Case, Future Retention by Trustee, Retainers
  • Who is Your Client? Counseling the Officers and Directors When You Represent the Debtor—Insurance, Liability, Fiduciary Duties, Stock Loans, KERPS, Employment Agreements

This year’s meeting will also feature excellent Educational Committee Sessions on Saturday morning, April 30. Get involved in ABI’s committees and earn CLE credit! Don’t miss the committee meetings of your choice!


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