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Meetings & Events

9 hours of CLE/CPE credit, including 1.5 hours of ethics, are available!

Thursday, February 8, 2007

2:00–6:00 pm

Registration

6:30–8:00 pm

Opening Reception

Sponsored by Squire Katz Barron Squitero & Faust, and Sanders & Dempsey, LLP

Friday, February 9, 2007

7:00 –8:15 am

Breakfast

Sponsored by Greenberg Traurig LLP

8:18–8:30 am

Opening Remarks and Welcome

  • Sonia Colon
    O'Neill & Borges; San Juan, P.R
  • Patricia A. Redmond
    Stearns, Weaver, Miller, Weissler, Alhadeff & Sitterson, PA; Miami

8:30–10:30 am

Concurrent Sessions

  • Consumer Case Law and Practice Updates Including Continuation and Reimposition of Stay, New Confirmation Standards in Chapter 13 Cases, New Chapter 13 Discharge Requirements, Adequate Protection and Issues Regarding Equal Monthly Installments to Holders of Secured Claims Issues.
    • Moderator: Ricardo Kilpatrick
      Kilpatrick & Associates, PC; Auburn Hills, Mich.
    • Hon. Bruce Markell
      U.S. Bankruptcy Court; Las Vegas
    • Alejandro Oliveras
      Standing Chapter 13 Trustee; San Juan, P.R.
  • Liquidating Cross-Border Assets and Recovering Cross-Border Claims
    • Moderator: James S. Feltman
      Mesirow Financial Consulting, LLC; Miami, FL
    • Marcus A. Wide
      PricewaterhouseCoopers; Halifax, N.S.
    • Maggie Smith
      Glass Ratner Advisory & Captal Group, LLC; Atlanta
    • Harold D. Moorefield, Jr.
      Stearns, Weaver, Miller, Weissler, Alhadeff & Sitterson, PA; Miami, FL
       

10:30–10:45 am

Coffee Break

Sponsored by Algon Group LLC

10:45 am–12:15pm

Concurrent Sessions

  • Debtor, UST and Panel Trustee Perspectives on Hot Consumer Issues under BAPCPA
    • Moderator: Felicia S. Turner
      Office of the U.S. Trustee; Atlanta
    • Monsita Lecaroz-Arribas
      Office of the U.S. Trustee; San Juan, P.R.
    • Juan M. Suarez
      Cobo; San Juan, P.R.
    • Hon. Brian Tester
      U.S. Bankruptcy Court; San Juan, P.R.
    • Wigberto Lugo-Mender
      Lugo-Mender & Co.; Guaynabo, P.R.
  • Hedge Fund Failure: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
    • Moderator: Francis C. Morrissey
      Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP; Boston
    • Alistaire Bambach (invited),
      Securities Exchange Commission; New York
    • Prof. Edward R. Morrison (invited)
      Columbia Law School; New York
    • Kenneth Krys
      RSM Cayman Islands; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
    • Scott M. Berman
      Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP; New York

12:15–2:00 pm

Luncheon Program

Macroeconomic Trends in the Caribbean Region

  • Desmond Thomas
    Inter-American Development Bank Country Economist/Coordinator for Barbados and Country Economist for the Caribbean Regional Matters

A country economist and coordinator for Barbados and the Caribbean Region at the Inter-American Development Bank, Desmond Thomas has published extensively in books, academic journals and the press on macroeconomic and development issues.  His professional experience also includes service as assistant economic advisor to the president of Guyana and statistician at the Caribbean Community Secretariat.

Sponsored by Markowitz, Davis, Ringel & Trusty, PA and Stearns, Weaver, Miller, Weissler, Alhadeff & Sitterson, PA

2:15–3:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions

  • Cross-Border Consumer Issues: Citizenship, Residency and the Extra-Territorial Reach of a Bankruptcy Discharge and Cross-Border Recovery of a Fraudulent Transfer.
    • Moderator: Hon. Judith Fitzgerald
      U.S. Bankruptcy Court Pittsburgh
    • Jose R. Carrion
      Trujillo Alto, San Juan, P.R.
    • Robert C. Furr
      Furr & Cohen, PA, Boca Raton, FL
    • Professor Patrick D. O?Neill
      Puerto Rico University Law School;San Juan, P.R.
  • Update on Chapter 15: Where in the World (Caribbean) is the COMI?
    • Moderator: Josefina McEvoy, Squire
      Sanders & Dempsey, LLP; Los Angeles
    • Michael J. Fay, Ogier
      Tortola, B.V.I.
    • Laura Hatfield
      Solomon Harris; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
    • Christopher A. Jarvinen
      Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP; New York

3:30–3:45 pm

Refreshment Break

Sponsored by Instituto Brasileiro de Gestão e Turnaround (IBGT)

3:45–4:45 pm

Concurrent Sessions

  • Consumer Views from the Bench
    • Moderator: Sonia Colon
      O'Neill & Borges; San Juan, P.R.
    • Hon. Gerardo Carlo
      U.S. Bankruptcy Court; San Juan, P.R.
    • Hon. Judith Fitzgerald
      U.S. Bankruptcy Court; Pittsburgh
    • Hon. Enrique S. Lamoutte
      U.S. Bankruptcy Court; San Juan, P.R.
    • Hon. Robert A. Mark
      U.S. Bankruptcy Court; Miami
    • Hon. Brian Tester
      U.S. Bankruptcy Court; San Juan, P.R.

3:45–5:30pm

Lenders' Panel: Caribbean/South American Cross-Border Issues

  • Moderator: Luis Salazar
    Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Miami
  • Luis de Lucio
    Alvarez & Marsal; Brazil
  • Rodolfo Pittaluga
    Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP; Miami

4:45–5:30pm

Bankruptcy Issues for Nonbankruptcy Lawyers

  • Moderator: Sonia Colon
    O'Neill & Borges; San Juan, P.R.
  • Hon. Robert A. Mark
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court; Miami
  • Hon. Judith K. Fitzgerald
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court; Pittsburgh
  • Hon. Gerardo Carlo
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court; San Juan, P.R.
  • Hon. Enrique S. Lamoutte
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court; San Juan, P.R.
  • Hon. Brian Tester
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court; San Juan, P.R.

Saturday, February 10, 2006

7:30–8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by O'Neill & Borges

8:00–10:00 am

Regional Updates and Cross-Border Issues

  • Moderator: Hon. Gerardo Carlo
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court; San Juan, P.R.
  • Leyza Florin Blanco
    Katz, Barron, Squitero, Faust, Brecker,
    Terzo, Friedberg & Grady, PA;
    Miami
  • David P. Freedman
    O'Neill & Borges; San Juan, P.R.
  • Carol Logue
    Bridge Associates, LLC; Spring, Texas
  • Hon. Robert A. Mark
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court; Miami
  • Mercedes Morgade
    Justice Department; San Juan, P.R.

10:00–10:15 am

Coffee Break

Sponsored by Genovese Joblove & Battista, PA

10:15–11:45 am

Ethics Courtesy and Results in the Region

  • Moderator: Patricia A. Redmond,
    Stearns, Weaver, Miller, Weissler, Alhadeff & Sitterson, PA; Miami
  • Carol Ann Rich
    Dudley, Clark & Chan; St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
  • Troy Taylor
    Algon Group LLC; Atlanta
  • Regina Thomas,
    McCalla Raymer, LLC; Roswell, Ga.
 

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