Bankruptcy

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31st Annual National CLE Conference®

Bankruptcy Program Agenda

 

Program Chair:

Paul G. Swanson, Steinhilber  Swanson  Mares Marone & McDermott, Oshkosh, WI, Past President, National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees

 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

 

3:00-7:00 p.m.

Registration

 

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Burning Issues Regarding Consumer and Business Bankruptcy Counsel: Competency/Retention/Disclosure (including review of ABI Task Force recommendations)
Jim Cossitt, James H. Cossitt, PC, Kalispell, MT
Michael P. Richman, Hunton & Williams LLP, New York, NY, Past President,

American Bankruptcy Institute
Ford Elsaesser, Elsaesser Jarzabek Anderson Elliott & Macdonald, CHTD., Sandpoint, ID, Past President, American Bankruptcy Institute

 

5:30-6:30 p.m.
And the Hogs Just Get Fatter – Can They Be Put on a Diet?: Make Whole Premiums and Other Lender “Fees”, Default Interest and Penalties
Jason S. Brookner, Looper Reed & McGraw P.C., Dallas, TX, Leading Bankruptcy/Restructuring Lawyer/Chambers & Partners, USA: America’s Leading Lawyer for Business
David M. Neff, Perkins Coie LLP, Chicago, IL, Past President, Chicago Bar Association, Bankruptcy & Reorganization Committee

                        

Thursday, January 9, 2014

 

7:00-9:00 a.m.
An Invaluable Tool for Bankruptcy Professionals – Mediation, an Interactive Program from Masters of the Craft
Honorable William H. Brown, Retired – U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge, Western District of TN, Brown & Ahern, Nashville, TN
Lawrence R. Ahern III, Brown & Ahern, Nashville, TN
Robert M. Fishman, Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC, Chicago, IL, Past President, American Bankruptcy Institute

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Expert Witness Tips and Trends: Information All Practitioners Can Use

Dan Rubin, Thomson Reuters Expert Witness Services, San Francisco, CA

 

5:30-6:30 p.m. (1 Ethics Credit)
Plenary Session: Growing Your Practice Online: The Ethics of Online Marketing and Social Media

  • Websites: How to Ethically Build a Successful Website that Does Not Mislead or Violate your State Ethics Professional Code of Conduct. Some Common Pitfalls and Tricky Mistakes You May be Making Online
  • Blogging: What You Can and Can’t Say on Your Blog About Your Cases, Clients and Practice Areas
  • Social Media: Why You Need to Care about Social Media, but Only for a Few Minutes a Week…and How to Avoid Hot Water with the Ethics Committee When You or Someone from Your Staff is Using Social Media.
    From Discovery Issues and Candor to the Tribunal,  a Wide Range of Issues Surrounding Social Media and Your Law Practice Will be Covered
  • Online Reviews: What are the Ethics of Getting Reviews, How do you Get Reviews Removed and When are You Liable for What They Say

Jabez LeBret, Chief Innovation Officer, Get Noticed Get Found Inc., Cincinnati, OH

 

6:30 p.m.

Wine Reception

 

Friday, January 10, 2014

 

7:00-9:00 a.m.
Advanced Financial Issues in Reorganization – Wisdom from Our Turnaround Professionals
Lawrence R. Ahern III, Brown & Ahern, Nashville, TN
Stephen B. Darr, Senior Managing Director, Mesirow Financial Consulting, LLC, Boston, MA
Ted Gavin, CTP, Managing Director, Gavin/Solmonese LLC, Wilmington, DE
Grant Newton, Executive Director, Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors, Medford, OR
Angela Shortall, Director, Protoviti Inc., Baltimore, MD

 

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Tax and Bankruptcy Issues — Be Aware: Cancellation of Indebtedness, Basis Adjustments, Effect on Workouts and Transfers, Mortgage Modification, Foreclosures
Daniel S. Welytok, von Briesen & Roper, s.c., Milwaukee, WI

Richard A. Shapack, Shapack Gurrola PLC, Bloomfield Hills, MI
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Chapter 11 Plan Confirmation: Cramdown, Competing Plans, New Value
David M. Neff, Perkins Coie LLP, Chicago, IL, Past President, Chicago Bar Association, Bankruptcy & Reorganization Committee

James T. Markus, Markus Williams Young & Zimmerman LLC, Denver, CO, Immediate Past President, American Bankruptcy Institute
Honorable Howard Tallman, Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Colorado, Denver, CO

 

Saturday, January 11, 2014

 

7:00-8:00 a.m.
Stern Wars: The Circuits Strike Back
Robert M. Fishman, Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC, Chicago, IL, Past President, American Bankruptcy Institute
Ronald R. Peterson, Jenner & Block, Chicago, IL, Board Member, National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees

8:00-9:00 a.m.
Creditor Committee Representation Issues: Standing to Pursue Estate Causes of Action, SPM Gifts, Claims Against D&Os and Lenders
Jeffrey N. Pomerantz, Pachulski, Stang, Ziehl & Jones LLP, Los Angeles, CA, Vice President of Education, American Bankruptcy Institute
Ted Gavin, CTP, Managing Director, Gavin/Solmonese LLC, Wilmington, DE
Claire Ann Resop, Steinhilber, Swanson, Mares, Marone, & McDermott, Madison, WI

 

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Case Law Update
Ronald R. Peterson, Jenner & Block, Chicago, IL, Board Member, National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
Neil C. Gordon, Arnall Golden Gregory, LLC, Atlanta, GA, Past President, National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
5:30-6:30 p.m.

Individual Chapter 11 Issues — A Whole Different Animal: Pre-Bankruptcy Planning, Debtor Versus DIP, Absolute Priority
Paul G. Swanson, Steinhilber  Swanson  Mares Marone & McDermott, Oshkosh, WI, Past President, National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees

James T. Markus, Markus Williams Young & Zimmerman LLC, Denver, CO, Immediate Past President, American Bankruptcy Institute
Claire Ann Resop, Steinhilber, Swanson, Mares, Marone, & McDermott, Madison, WI

 

Sunday, January 12, 2014

 

7:00-8:00 a.m. A Special Presentation on Employee Benefits
The Overturning of DOMA by the Supremes: “What Now My Love?”

Bynum (Bym) E. Tudor III, Founding Partner, Berry & Tudor, P.C. , Brentwood, TN

 

8:00-9:00 a.m.
Sunset of Provisions under the Pension Protection Act of 2006 for Multiemployer Pension Plans

Jay Egelberg, ASA, Consulting Actuary, First Actuarial Consulting, Inc., New York, NY

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