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Meetings & Events

Thursday, September 6

8:30 am

Golf Tournament at Las Vegas Paiute Resort: Snow Mountain Course

Sponsored by Administar Services Group

9:00 am–5:00 pm

ABC Exam

2:00 pm

ABI Registration Desk Open

5:00–6:30 pm

ABI Ambassador/Young & New Members Reception

6:30–8:30 pm

Opening Reception at the House of Blues–Foundation Room

Sponsored by Bridge Associates LLC; Deloitte and Jenner & Block LLP

Friday, September 7

7:30–8:30 am

Networking Breakfast

Sponsored by Development Specialists, Inc. and Winston & Strawn LLP

8:30–9:30 am

Litigation Skills for Your Toolbox–Featuring Past ABI Presidents

  • Andrew W. Caine,
    Pachulski Stang Ziehl et al.; Los Angeles; Los Angeles
  • Richardo I. Kilpatrick
    Kilpatrick & Associates, PC; Auburn Hills, Mich.
  • Robin E. Phelan
    Haynes and Boone, LLP; Dallas
  • Michael P. Richman
    Foley & Lardner LLP; New York
  • Keith J. Shapiro
    Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Chicago
  • Wesley W. Steen
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court; Houston
  • Bettina M. Whyte
    MBIA Insurance Corporation; New York

9:30–9:45 am

Coffee Break

Sponsored by MorrisAnderson & Associates, Ltd. and Union Bank of California

9:45 –11:00 am

Concurrent Workshops


What You Need to Know about Fraud, Restructuring and Liquidation in the Hedge Fund Industry

  • Juval Aviv,
    Interfor, Inc.; New York
  • Van C. Durrer, II
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; Los Angeles
  • Jeff J. Marwil
    Winston & Strawn LLP; Chicago
  • Henry R. Ritter
    SoCal Advisors; Schaumburg, Ill.
  • Stuart Sybersma
    Deloitte; George Town, Cayman Islands

We, The People: Planning for the High-End Individual Filer

  • Joseph A. Eisenberg,
    Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro LLP; Los Angeles
  • Ford Elsaesser
    Elsaesser, Jarzabek, Anderson, et. al.; Sandpoint, Idaho
  • Prof. G. Ray Warner
    St. John's University School of Law; Jamaica, N.Y.

Current Developments in Commercial Case Law

  • Hon. Leif M. Clark
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court; San Antonio
  • Dan
    Loyola Law School; Los Alamitos, Los Angeles
  • Evan D. Smiley
    Weiland, Golden, Smiley, et al.; Costa Mesa, Calif.

Liquidating Agents and Examiners and Ombudsmen, Oh My!

  • Ilene J. Lashinsky,
    Office of the U.S. Trustee, District of Arizona; Phoenix
  • R. Todd Neilson
    LECG, LLC ; Los Angeles
  • Ronald R. Peterson
    Jenner & Block LLP; Chicago
  • John C. Weitnauer
    Alston & Bird, LLP; Atlanta

11:00–11:15 am

Coffee Break

Sponsored by Snell & Wilmer, LLP and The Nassi Group, LLC

11:15 am–12:30 pm

Additional Concurrent Workshops


Current Developments in Commercial Case Law


Additional Concurrent Workshop


First This Way, Then That Way-Conflicting Interpretations of BAPCPA

  • Hon. Eileen W. Hollowell,
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Arizona; Tucson
  • Kathleen A. Leavitt
    Chapter 13 Trustee; Las Vegas
  • Claire Ann Resop
    Brennan, Steil & Basting, SC; Madison, Wis.

Executory Contract Issues in Commercial Cases

  • John L. R. Dalberg,
    AndrewsKurth LLP; Los Angeles
  • Scott F. Gautier
    Peitzman, Weg & Kempinsky LLP; Los Angeles
  • Hon. Dana L. Rasure
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Oklahoma; Tulsa
  • Bradley D. Sharp
    Development Specialists, Inc.; Los Angeles

Here’s Dirt in Your Eye: Advanced Issues in Reorganization Cases Involving Homebuilders; Other Residential Projects; Developers and Contractors

  • Bruce T. Beesley,
    Beckley Singleton, Chtd.; Reno, Nev.
  • Hon. Charles G. Case, II
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Arizona; Phoenix
  • Laurel E. Davis
    Fennemore Craig, P.C.; Las Vegas
  • Scott Peltz
    RSM McGladrey; Chicago

12:30–2:00 pm

Luncheon Program Featuring Ralph V. Whitworth (invited)

Sponsored by Aurora Management Partners, Inc.; Bank of America Business Credit and Kirkland & Ellis LLP

2:00–3:15 pm

Repeat Concurrent Workshops


We, The People: Planning for the High-End Individual Filer


Executory Contract Issues in Commercial Cases


Additional Concurrent Workshop


What Happened to My Money? Restructuring of Lenders and Loan Servicers

  • Thomas J. Allison,
    Mesirow Financial Consulting, LLC; Chicago
  • Edward Burr
    Sierra Consulting Group, LLC; Phoenix
  • Michael H. Goldstein
    Stutman, Treister & Glatt, PC; Los Angeles
  • Jefferey W. Dulberg
    Pachulski Stang Ziehl et al.; Los Angeles

3:15–3:30 pm

Refreshment Break

Sponsored by Great American Group and Weiland, Golden, Smiley, Wang, Ekvall & Strok, LLP

3:30–4:45 pm

Repeat Concurrent Workshops

  • What You Need to Know about Fraud, Restructuring and Liquidation in the Hedge Fund Industry
  • Liquidating Agents and Examiners and Ombudsmen, Oh My!
  • Here’s Dirt in Your Eye: Advanced Issues in Reorganization Cases Involving Homebuilders; Other Residential Projects; Developers and Contractors

5:00–6:00 pm

Networking Reception

6:00–8:00 pm

Optional Event: Rock–n-Roll Wine Tasting

7:00 pm

Optional Event: The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil

Saturday, September 8

8:00–9:30 am

Have a Judge for Breakfast: Judges’ Roundtable Q & A

Sponsored by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Wells Fargo Foothill

9:30 am– 11:00 am

Repeat Concurrent Workshop


First This Way Then That Way-Conflicting Interpretations of BAPCPA


Additional Concurrent Workshops


Ethics: Negotiating the Sanction Minefield

  • David M. Baker,
    Aurora Management Partners, Inc.; Hickory, N.C.
  • Scott A. Farrow
    Office of U.S. Trustee; Las Vegas
  • Hon. Mike K. Nakagawa
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Nevada; Las Vegas
  • Nancy B. Rapoport
    UNLV School of Law; Las Vegas

Small Business 11 Workshop

  • Steven M. Berman
    Berman PLC; Tampa, Fla.
  • Jonathan A. Carson
    Kurtzman Carson Consultants LLC; El Segundo, Calif.
  • Hon. Bruce A. Markell
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Nevada; Las Vegas
  • Lenard E. Schwartzer
    Schwartzer & McPherson Law Firm; Las Vegas

10:50–4:00 pm

Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour

11:00–11:15 am

Coffee Break

Sponsored by RSM McGladrey and Stutman, Treister & Glatt, PC

11:15 am–12:45 pm

Concurrent Workshops

  • Small Business 11 Workshop
  • What Happened to My Money? Restructuring of Lenders and Loan Servicers
  • Ethics-Negotiating the Sanction Minefield
 

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