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Meetings & Events

June 14 – 17, 2007
Grand Traverse Resort and Spa • Traverse City, Michigan

Registration is only onsite at this time.

Now in it’s fourteenth year, the annual Central States Bankruptcy Workshop brings together America’s preeminent insolvency professionals for four days of intense learning and fun. Bring the whole family and enjoy the best Michigan has to offer.

  • Jaunty Judicial Debates I
    • Resolved: A 503(b)(9) Claimant Is Entitled to Receive Full Payment on its Claim Prior to the Effective Date of a Plan.
    • Resolved: BAPCPA’s Credit Counseling Requirement Should Be Eliminated.
    • Resolved: It Is Appropriate for the Court to Enter a First-day Order Defining the Scope of a Creditors’ Committee’s Disclosure Obligation.
    • Resolved: A Chapter 13 Debtor Can Surrender a Vehicle to a “910 Creditor” in Full Satisfaction of Its Claim.
  • Reaffirmation: The Ground Rules Have Changed
  • Supply Agreements and Other Hot Contract Issues: Adequate Assurance Demand, Does Cure Mean Cure and More?
  • Litigation Skills-Consumer: Valuation, Evidence, Burden of Proof
  • Pension and Legacy: New Laws and Old Obligations
  • Using Your Business Litigation Skills-Get in Your Experts and Support Your Values
  • Alternatives to Chapter 11: Receiverships, Operating 7s, Mortgage Trusts and More
  • Ouch! Administrative Insolvency and Disgorgement of Fees-Case Strategies
  • Cash-Flow Statements, Budgets, Financial Reporting: Watch Out for the Catches
  • Avoid Professional Liability in Commercial Cases: Aiding and Abetting Client Wrongdoing and Other Liability Risks
  • Secured Creditor Rights in Consumer Cases
  • Filing a Consumer Case: Pesky Prerequisites
  • Disposable Income and the Means Test: What Do They Mean?
  • Jaunty Judicial Debates II
    • Resolved: The New 45-day Reclamation Period Established by §546(c) Is Merely a Cap on Rights Provided by Nonbankruptcy Law, Rather Than a New Substantive Right.
    • Resolved: The Means Test Determines the Proper Deductions for Income under the Totality of Circumstances Test under §707.
    • Resolved: During the First 30 Days of a Bankruptcy Case, the Court May Require a Utility to Accept Adequate Assurance in a Form and Amount Not Agreed to by the Utility.
    • Resolved: It Is Inappropriate for an Attorney to Advise a Debtor to Incur Debt for the Purpose of Increasing the Value of the Debtor’s Exemptions.
    • Breakfast Presentation: Breakfast with a Judge


What past participants have said:

“This was another great Central States Conference and I’m very pleased that I was able to attend.”

“Congratulations on a job well done. Panels were outstanding and engaging!!!”

“Could have listened to the ABI Presidents all morning…great panel. ”

“Small Business: the materials were nicely prepared, and the panel promoted active group participation. ”

“Good to have speakers from different sides of a case. Gives better perspective. ”


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