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Thursday, March 15, 2012

5:00-6:30 p.m.

Opening Reception

Sponsored by 2012 Alexander L. Paskay Seminar on Bankruptcy Law and Practice Advisory Board

6:30-8:00 p.m.

Speaker/Sponsor Dinner (by invitation)

Friday, March 16, 2012

8:00-8:45 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by Arnstein & Lehr, LLP

8:45-10:15 a.m.

Plenary Session

Post-Stern v. Marshall Bankruptcy Court Jurisdiction

Robert A. Soriano, Moderator

Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Tampa

Hon. Jeffrey R. Hughes

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Mich.), Grand Rapids

Arthur J. Spector

Berger Singerman, PA; Boca Raton, Fla.

10:15-10:30 a.m.

Refreshment Break

Sponsored by Kozyak, Tropin & Throckmorton, PA

10:30 a.m.-12:00 noon

Concurrent Breakouts (2)

Business

Reheating the Leftovers: What to do with what’s left behind. 363 sales’ proceeds structuring, incorporating gifting, earmarking, allocation of proceeds by purchaser or secured creditor, successor liability and sub rosa plans.

Jordi Guso, Moderator

Berger Singerman, PA; Miami

Daniel F. Blanks

McGuireWoods LLP; Jacksonville

J. Ellsworth Summers, Jr.

Rogers Towers, PA; Jacksonville

Consumer

Automatic Stay: Understanding the difference between property of the estate and property of the debtor under § 362.

Larry Foyle, Moderator

Kass, Shuler, PA; Tampa

Hon. Catherine Peek McEwen

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (M.D. Fla.); Tampa

Kelley M. Petry

Kelley M. Petry, PA; Tampa

12:00 noon

Optional Event

New York Yankees vs. Washington Nationals Baseball Game

1:00-3:00 p.m.

Optional Friday Afternoon Consumer Workshop


Effective Trial Techniques

A mock trial on a hypothetical consumer bankruptcy issue with two practitioners, two “witnesses” and a presiding judge. Workshop will focus on trial skills and substance of the issue with emphasis on foreclosure (e.g., authentication of mortgage and 549(c) post-bankruptcy filing).


Clay A. Holtsinger

Kass, Shuler, PA; Tampa

Hon. Gregory P. Holder

Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court, Criminal Justice and Trial Division; Tampa

Shawn M. Yesner

Yesner & Boss, PL; St. Petersburg

Saturday, March 17, 2012

8:00-8:45 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by Genovese Joblove and Battista

8:45-10:15 a.m.

Concurrent Breakouts (2)

Business

DIP Financing: Is it back, and if so, who is playing and on what terms?


Robert Grammen, Moderator

EFO Financial Group LLC; Naples

Hon. Catherine Peek McEwen

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (M.D. Fla.); Tampa

James S. Rankin, Jr.

Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP; Atlanta

Michael P. Richman, Moderator

Patton Boggs LLP; New York

Consumer

Confirming an individual chapter 11 plan for the high-networth individual


C. R. "Chip" Bowles, Moderator

Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP; Louisville, KY

Cynthia P. Burnette

Office of the U.S. Trustee; Tampa

David S. Jennis

Jennis & Bowen, P.L.; Tampa

10:30-12:00 noon

Concurrent Breakouts (2)

Business

Evidence and Valuation in Bankruptcy: 1111(b) elections, strategy of choice, trial techniques, intro of documents into evidence, qualification of experts, etc.


Hon. K. Rodney May

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (M.D. Fla.); Tampa

Brian L. Shaw, Moderator

Shaw Gussis Fishman Glantz Wolfson & Towbin LLC; Chicago

Jeffrey W. Warren

Bush Ross, PA; Tampa

Consumer

Evidence in Consumer Cases: Stripped-down 7s and 13s, standard of valuation and chapter 20 debtors


Prof. Theresa J. Pulley Radwan, Moderator

Stetson University College of Law; Gulfport

Joni L. Herndon, SRA

West Central Florida Appraisal Institute/Real Property Analysts Gulf Coast; Tampa

12:00–1:30 p.m.

Luncheon Presentation

Judges’ Panel “Views from the Bench”

Featuring the judges of the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida on recent case developments in business and consumer cases


Prof. Theresa J. Pulley Radwan, Moderator

Stetson University College of Law; Gulfport

Hon. K. Rodney May

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (M.D. Fla.); Tampa

Hon. Catherine Peek McEwen

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (M.D. Fla.); Tampa

1:30-3:00 p.m.

Plenary Session

Ethics and Professionalism Potpourri

Preferred practice pointers—pet peeves and proper protocol practically every practitioner (should) ponder.


Michael P. Richman, Moderator

Patton Boggs LLP; New York

Hon. Rosemary Gambardella

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. N.J.); Newark

Edward T. Gavin

NHB Advisors; Wilmington, Del.

Neil C. Gordon

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP; Atlanta

3:00 p.m.

Adjourn

 

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