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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

3:00-7:00 p.m.
Registration

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Case Law Update: Commercial/Business
Neil C. Gordon, Arnall Golden Gregory, LLC, Atlanta, GA; Past President – National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
Jason S. Brookner,  Gray, Reed & McGraw, P.C., Dallas, TX; Former Chair –  Dallas Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section
Brian Shaw, Shaw Fishman Glantz & Tobin, LLC, Chicago, IL; Immediate Past President  – American Bankruptcy Institute

5:30-6:30 p.m.
Supreme Court Review — A Busy Year
Ronald R. Peterson,  Jenner & Block, Chicago, IL; Vice President – National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
The Honorable Leif Clark (ret.),  Leif M. Clark Consulting, San Antonio, TX

Thursday, January 7, 2016

7:00-8:00  a.m.
Social Media — Ethics, Marketing, Prospecting for Assets or Business —
The Future is Now
Ted Gavin, CTP,
Gavin/Solmonese LLC, Wilmington, DE; Vice President – Development,  American Bankruptcy Institute
Brian Shaw, Shaw Fishman Glantz & Tobin, LLC, Chicago, IL; Immediate Past President  – American Bankruptcy Institute
Michael P. Richman, Hunton & Williams, New York, NY; Past President – American Bankruptcy Institute

8:00-9:00 a.m.
Fees  — Ethical Considerations, Challenges and Defenses — The City of Detroit from the Fee Examiner’s Perspective
Robert Fishman, Shaw Fishman Glantz & Tobin, LLC, Chicago, IL; Past President – American Bankruptcy Institute
The Honorable Leif Clark (ret.),  Leif M. Clark Consulting, San Antonio, TX

3:15-4:15 p.m.
OPTIONAL BONUS PLENARY SESSION
Tax Consequences of Negotiating Buy-Sell Agreements
Richard A. Shapack,
Shapack Gurrola, PLC, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Daniel S. Welytok,
von Briesen & Roper, s.c., Milwaukee, WI

4:30-6:30 p.m.
Plenary Session
Another Ethical Afternoon at the Movies
Larry J. Cohen, Ph.D., J.D., Cohen’s Counsel, Bethel,  VT

6:30 p.m.
Wine Reception

Friday, January 8, 2016
 
7:00-8:00 a.m.
Chapter 15— Cross Border Issues (No Wall Here) and Puerto Rico — A Singular Example of Sovereign Debt
Jason S. Brookner,  Gray, Reed & McGraw, P.C., Dallas, TX; Former Chair –  Dallas Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section
Michael P. Richman, Hunton & Williams, New York, NY; Past President – American Bankruptcy Institute

8:00-9:00 a.m.
Selected Issues in Commercial Real Estate Reorganization
David M. Neff
, Perkins Coie LLP, Chicago, IL; Past Chair –  Chicago Bar Association, Bankruptcies and Reorganization Committee
James T. Markus, Markus, Williams, Young & Zimmermann, LLC, Denver, CO; Past President – American Bankruptcy Institute
Jay Jaffe, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, Indianapolis, IN

3:15 – 4:15p.m.
OPTIONAL BONUS PLENARY SESSION
Red Flags When Buying or Selling a Business
Daniel S. Welytok,
von Briesen & Roper, s.c., Milwaukee, WI
Richard A. Shapack, Shapack Gurrola, PLC, Bloomfield Hills, MI

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Individual Chapter 11 Issues, Problems and Solutions
The Honorable Michael E. Romero, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado
Paul G. Swanson, Steinhilber, Swanson, Mares, Marone & McDermott, Oshkosh, WI
Past President, National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees; Past Chair – State Bar of Wisconsin, Bankruptcy Section
James T. Markus, Markus, Williams, Young & Zimmermann, LLC, Denver, CO; Past President – American Bankruptcy Institute

5:30-6:30 p.m.
Exemption Law — Immunity to Treat Creditors with Impunity or the Privilege of a Fresh Start
Neil C. Gordon, Arnall Golden Gregory, LLC, Atlanta, GA; Past President – National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
Claire Ann Resop, Steinhilber Swanson Resop & Sipsma, Madison, WI; Former Board Member – ABI; Past Chair – State Bar of Wisconsin, Bankruptcy Section
The Honorable Leif Clark (ret.),  Leif M. Clark Consulting, San Antonio, TX

Saturday, January 9, 2016

7:00-8:00 a.m.
Director and Officer Liability, Financial Advisors Liability, Business Judgment
Ted Gavin, CTP, Gavin/Solmonese LLC, Wilmington, DE; Vice President – Development, American Bankruptcy Institute
Claire Ann Resop, Steinhilber Swanson Resop & Sipsma, Madison, WI; Former Board Member – ABI; Past Chair – State Bar of Wisconsin, Bankruptcy Section

8:00-9:00 a.m.
Chapter 13 Issues (And Opportunities that Span All Chapters)
The Honorable Michael E. Romero,
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado
Douglas B. Kiel, Chapter 13 Trustee, Denver, CO
Mary K. Viegelahn, Chapter 12 and 13 Trustee, San Antonio, TX

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Structured Dismissals/Equitable Mootness
David M. Neff, Perkins Coie LLP, Chicago, IL; Past Chair, Chicago Bar Association, Bankruptcies and Reorganization Committee
Brian Shaw, Shaw Fishman Glantz & Tobin, LLC, Chicago, IL; Immediate Past President  – American Bankruptcy Institute
Jay Jaffe, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, Indianapolis, IN

5:30-6:30 p.m.
Intellectual Property Licenses in Bankruptcy — An Intentional Deviation from the Rule on Executory Contracts
Patrick A. Jackson, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Wilmington, DE
Melanie K. Sharp, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP,  Wilmington, DE
Paul G. Swanson, Steinhilber, Swanson, Mares, Marone & McDermott, Oshkosh, WI
Past President, National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees; Past Chair – State Bar of Wisconsin, Bankruptcy Section

Sunday, January 10, 2016

7:00 – 9:00 a.m.
PLENARY SESSION – Truths and Untruths: The Consequences of Lying
Honorable Kim Goldberger, Senior Judge, Jefferson County
Court, CO

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