2021 Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop

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2021 Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop

July 29-August 1, 2021 • The Breakers • Palm Beach, Fla.

Due to space limitations and to ensure social distancing, registration for this event will be opening in phases. Please sign up here to be among the first to receive details and announcements when they are available!

 

ABI and the Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop Advisory Board invite you to celebrate the 25th year of the Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop, in-person, this summer, in Palm Beach.

Rest assured, ABI and The Breakers are taking every precaution so that you can get back to the workshop experience you need and the peer connections you have missed.

Diversity, SBRA and What’s Next will be covered in general sessions, while an outstanding faculty of regional judges, academics and practitioners will tackle the most pressing business, consumer and skills-focused issues in insolvency today.

Bring your families (and your masks!) for several relaxing days at the beach or by the pool, bankruptcy CLE, fine dining and unbeatable company. We look forward to seeing you in the sun!

Because you might not be able or ready to travel to our in-person event, ABI will be bringing its Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop to you virtually, live from The Breakers Palm Beach. Through an innovative and interactive platform, attendees of the virtual workshop will be be able to be present for livestreamed panels and have access to on-demand sessions through September 1.

Click here to access the schedule for the virtual program.

Sponsorships Available - for inquiries please email Allyson Donohue at [email protected].

Sessions

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What you can expect:

The health and safety of our attendees, guests and ABI staff is always our top priority, so ABI is working closely with our hotel partners to ensure that best practices are in place throughout every step of your meeting journey.

Prior to arrival, attendees and each guest are required to review and sign the Breakers Acknowledgment, Release and Informed Consent agreement in order to participate in the 2021 Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop (Workshop). And, by registering for the Workshop, attendees and their guests agree to ABI’s COVID-19 Safety Protocols and Release.

Throughout the course of the Workshop, ABI will be complying with, and expects its attendees and their guests to comply with, the preventive measures put in place by the Breakers, which can be found here: Health & Safety Precautions. These include social distancing while inside and outside and wearing masks while inside the resort at Workshop sessions and events. ABI will also require all attendees to complete a health check form each morning prior to attending the Workshop. The link to the health check will appear in the daily Workshop attendee email. For more information on the hotel’s enhanced precautions and available amenities, please visit thebreakers.com/updates. ABI will also be providing contactless check-in and CLE/CPE tracking for attendees.

Thursday, July 29

5:00-6:00 p.m.

"40 Under 40" Reception

6:00-7:30 p.m.

Opening Reception

Sponsored by Adams & Reese LLP, Axos Bank – Global Fiduciary Banking, B. Riley & Co., Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (America), Ltd.

Friday, July 30

7:00-8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

Sponsored by Nexsen Pruet

7:30-9:00 a.m.

Plenary Session

Infected, Vaccinated or Cured?

This panel takes a look at the economic impact of COVID-19 and the road ahead, including which industries will continue to struggle and might be casualties, which ones seem immune to the pandemic’s effects, and which were initially sick but appear to be on the road to recovery.

Ashley A. Edwards, Moderator

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP; Charlotte, N.C.

Ken W. Mann

Equity Partners, a division of SC&H Capital; Easton, Md.

Christine L. Myatt

Nexsen Pruet; Greensboro, N.C.

Joseph P. Pegnia

B. Riley Advisory Services; Atlanta

Jay M. Sakalo

Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP; Miami

Mark Vitner

Wells Fargo; Charlotte, N.C.

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Beach Day

Enjoy a reserved beach area for Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop attendees, with chairs, towels, umbrellas and some beach games.

Chairs & Umbrellas sponsored by King & Spalding LLP

9:00-9:30 a.m.

All-Day Coffee + Refreshment Break

All-Day Coffee sponsored by Maynard Cooper & Gale

9:30-10:45 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions (4)

I Can Use § 363 for That?!

This panel will discuss recent developments in the sale context and unusual uses of § 363.

David K. Bowsher, Moderator

Balch & Bingham LLP; Birmingham, Ala.

Laura Day DelCotto

DelCotto Law Group; Lexington, Ky.

Craig M. Geno

Craig M. Geno, PLLC; Ridgeland, Miss.

Matt Guill

Configure Partners, LLC; New York

 

Fast, but Not So Fast: Recent Developments in PPP Loans and the CARES Act

Uncle Sam said, “Take the money; everything will be OK.” Now, the IRS, SBA and Congress are changing the rules, creating new hurdles for distressed businesses. This panel dives into recent legislation in CARES II and the evolving legal and regulatory landscape governing access to, and repayment of, PPP and EIDL loans.

Denise D. Dell-Powell

Dean Mead; Orlando, Fla.

Hon. Michael A. Fagone

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Maine); Bangor

Margaret N. Rosenfeld

K&L Gates LLP; Raleigh, N.C.

Jeremy S. Williams

Kutak Rock LLP; Richmond, Va.

April Wimberg

Dentons Bingham Greenebaum; Louisville, Ky.

 

Stay 6 Feet Apart: Restructurings in the Hotel, Hospitality and Leisure Space

Arguably no other industry has been impacted by the pandemic as much as the hospitality and leisure space. Hotels and conference centers are facing historic vacancy rates, while Airbnb’s IPO raised $86 billion. This panel discusses the unique challenges facing hotel and hospitality owners, operators, investors and brands seeking to ride out the current storm.

Joe A. Joseph, Moderator

Burr & Forman LLP; Birmingham, Ala.

Sarah R. Borders

King & Spalding LLP; Atlanta

John Pharr

Strand Hospitality Services; Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Hon. Gregory R. Schaaf

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Ky.); Lexington

Michael H. Weaver

Rogers Townsend; Columbia, S.C.

 

Consumer: Intersection of State Court Causes of Action in Bankruptcy

State law and bankruptcy law intersect in any number of ways in any given bankruptcy case. This panel will focus on a few of the issues that arise in this context and discuss recent case law, as well as practice tips and strategy. More specifically, the panelists will cover the abstention doctrine and how bankruptcy courts analyze various state law claims under that doctrine; the potential impact of a bankruptcy case on divorce proceedings, including automatic stay and discharge issues; and the limitations on pursuing state court claims, such as standing, collateral estoppel and third-party releases. We hope you will join us and contribute your questions and experiences to the conversation.

Julie M. Anania, Moderator

Office of Nancy J. Whaley, Standing Chapter 13 Trustee (N.D. Ga.); Atlanta

Janet B. Haigler

Haigler Law Firm LLC; Chapin, S.C.

Hon. Michelle M. Harner

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Md.); Baltimore

Eric M. Wilson

Eric Wilson Law, LLC; Tuscaloosa, Ala.

10:45-11:00 a.m.

All-Day Coffee + Refreshment Break

All-Day Coffee sponsored by Maynard Cooper & Gale

11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions (4)

Curbside Restructurings: Distress in Restaurants and Retail

This panel will focus on the current crisis in the restaurant and retail sectors, looking at the financial, operational and regulatory impacts of the pandemic, landlord/tenant disputes and other restructuring challenges.

Jonathan Edwards, Moderator

Alston & Bird LLP; Atlanta

J. David Folds

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC; Washington, D.C.

Teri Stratton

Piper Sandler Companies; El Segundo, Calif.

Jonathan M. Tibus

Alvarez & Marsal; Atlanta

Hon. Michael G. Williamson

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

 

Energy Restructuring: What’s New in the Second Wave

This panel will focus on the most recent wave of energy and oil & gas restructurings, discussing the latest trends and strategies nationally and regionally. The panelists will focus on evolving legal issues, including the rejection of midstream contracts and the competing jurisdictions of bankruptcy courts and federal agencies, as well as the potential impact of anticipated federal regulations and policy.

Jason L. Boland

Norton Rose Fulbright; Houston

Philip G. Eisenberg

Locke Lord LLP; Houston

Elizabeth A. Green

BakerHostetler; Orlando, Fla.

Hon. Barbara J. Houser

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Tex.); Houston

 

Consumer: Mortgage Forbearance and Modification Issues

This panel will discuss changes in the CARES Act and Consolidated Appropriations Act, as well as general housing issues.

O. Byron Meredith, Moderator

Office of Chapter 13 Trustee (S.D. Ga.); Savannah

Hon. Laurel M. Isicoff

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. Fla.); Miami

Maria Tsagaris Starks

McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce; Roswell, Ga.

Alice Whitten

Wells Fargo Legal Department; Irving, Texas

 

360° of Investigation: A Roundtable Discussion Regarding the Investigation of Debtors and Recovery of Assets

This panel of lawyers and insolvency professionals will lead a roundtable discussion regarding investigating debtors and recovering assets to enhance the value of a bankruptcy estate.

Marchand Boyd

Axos Bank; Delaware, Ohio

Richard R. Gleissner

Gleissner Law Firm, LLC; Columbia, S.C.

Michael L. Martinez

Grier Wright Martinez PA; Charlotte, N.C.

Jamie W. Olinto

Adams and Reese LLP; Jacksonville, Fla.

Grace E. Robson

Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty + Hartog, P.A.; Fort Lauderdale

1:00 p.m.

Optional Event: Golf Tournament

Golf Tournament Sponsored by Dundon Advisers LLC

Beverage Cart sponsored by Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP

8:30-10:00 p.m.

Optional Event: Friday Night Social

Sponsored by Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Saturday, July 31

7:00-8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

Sponsored by Dentons Bingham Greenebaum

7:30-9:00 a.m.

Plenary Session

Be in the Room Where It Happens: Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

This panel will focus on issues regarding gender, race, diversity and belonging, and how to build a resilient workplace.

Hon. Helen Elizabeth Burris, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. S.C.); Spartanburg

Hon. Benjamin A. Kahn

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (M.D.N.C.); Greensboro

Demetra L. Liggins

Thompson & Knight LLP; Houston

Hon. Sage M. Sigler

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ga.); Atltana

Hon. Kathy Surratt-States

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Miss.); St. Louis

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Beach Day

Enjoy a reserved beach area for Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop attendees, with chairs, towels, umbrellas and some beach games.

Chairs & Umbrellas sponsored by Barnes & Thornburg LLP

9:00-9:30 a.m.

All-Day Coffee + Refreshment Break

All-Day Coffee sponsored by BakerHostetler

9:30-10:45 a.m.

Repeat Concurrent Sessions (2)

Curbside Restructurings: Distress in Restaurants and Retail

Energy Restructuring: What’s New in the Second Wave

Concurrent Sessions (2)

Consumer: Recent Developments Relating to the Automatic Stay and Discharge (and Post-Discharge) Violations

This panel will address recent developments relating to the automatic stay, including City of Chicago v. Fulton and its aftermath, as well as discharge and post-discharge violations.

Nisha R. Patel, Moderator

Dunlap Law, PLC; Henrico, Va.

Hon. Suzanne H. Bauknight

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Tenn.); Knoxville

Beverly M. Burden

Chapter 13 Trustee (E.D. Ky.); Lexington

Christine Maggard

Brock & Scott, PLLC; Virginia Beach, Va.

 

Use and Ethical Considerations of Technology in Remote Practice

This panel will share technology tips and best practices, both internally and with clients, and address ethical considerations of technology in a practice.

Carrianne Basler

AlixPartners, LLP; Chicago

Steven M. Berman

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP; Tampa, Fla.

Hannah White Hutman

Hoover Penrod PLC; Harrisonburg, Va.

James C. White

J.C. White Law Group PLLC; Chapel Hill, N.C.

10:45-11:00 a.m.

All-Day Coffee + Refreshment Break

All-Day Coffee sponsored by BakerHostetler

11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Repeat Concurrent Sessions (3)

I Can Use § 363 for That?!

Fast, but Not So Fast: Recent Developments in PPP Loans and the CARES Act

Stay 6 Feet Apart: Restructurings in the Hotel, Hospitality and Leisure Space

Concurrent Session

Consumer: New Chapter 13 Legislation (Including Possible Chapter 10)

This panel will focus on the changing tides of chapters 7 and 13 due to recent legislation, including the CARES Act, Consolidated Appropriations Act, Bankruptcy Administration Improvement Act of 2020 and other nonbankruptcy legislation/policies that have an impact on bankruptcy filings. The panelists also will take a peek at what is on the horizon for potential new legislation.

Nancy J. Whaley, Moderator

Office of Nancy J. Whaley, Standing Chapter 13 Trustee (N.D. Ga.); Atlanta

Hon. Paul M. Black

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Va.); Roanoke

John R. Bollinger

Boleman Law Firm, P.C.; Hampton, Va.

Brian R. Walding

Walding, LLC; Birmingham, Ala.

5:00-6:00 p.m.

Speaker/Sponsor Cocktails (by invitation only)

Sponsored by Craig M. Geno, PLLC, KapilaMukamal, LLP and McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC

6:00-8:30 p.m.

Beach Bash!

Join us for food, fun and family-friendly entertainment on our last night of the event!

Dinner sponsored by Morris James LLP

Beach Bash Bar Sponsored by Alston & Bird LLP and Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP

Entertainment Sponsored by GGG Partners, LLC

Sunday, August 1

7:00-8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

7:30-9:00 a.m.

Plenary Session

Small Business Reorganization Act Workshop

This panel will provide a brief overview of how subchapter V is working in the system, the role of trustees, and hot topics related to subchapter V, including eligibility, disposable income, post-confirmation default and remedies, and much more.

Hon. Paul W. Bonapfel, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ga.); Atlanta

James B. Bailey

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP; Birmingham, Ala.

Amy Denton Harris

Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Postler, P.A.; Tampa

Richard H. Drew

Office of the U.S. Trustee; Shreveport, La

9:00-9:15 a.m.

Refreshment Break

Sponsored by Blanco Tackabery & Matamoros, P.A.

9:15-10:45 a.m.

Judicial Session: Small Group Breakouts on Ethical Dilemmas

Small group breakouts, led by the judges of the Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop, will focus on different ethical dilemmas facing practitioners.

Hon. Benjamin A. Kahn, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (M.D.N.C.); Greensboro

Hon. Suzanne Bauknight

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Tenn.); Knoxville

Hon. Paul M. Black

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Va.); Roanoke

Hon. Paul W. Bonapfel

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ga.); Atlanta

Hon. Helen Elizabeth Burris

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. S.C.); Spartanburg

Hon. Michael A. Fagone

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D.Maine); Bangor

Hon. Michelle M. Harner

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Md.); Baltimore

Hon. Barbara J. Houser

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Tex.); Houston

Hon. Laurel Myerson Isicoff

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. Fla.); Miami

Hon. Gregory R. Schaaf

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Ky.); Lexington

Hon. Sage M. Sigler

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ga.); Atlanta

Hon. Kathy Surratt-States

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Miss.); St. Louis

Hon. Michael G. Williamson

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

10:45 a.m.

Adjourn

Workshop Chairs

Hon. Benjamin A. Kahn, Judicial Chair

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (M.D.N.C.); Greensboro

James R. Irving, Co-Chair

Dentons; Louisville, Ky.

Jennifer M. McLemore, Co-Chair

Williams Mullen; Richmond, Va.

 

Advisory Board

Bryan E. Bates

Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP; Atlanta

Jody A. Bedenbaugh

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP; Columbia, S.C.

David K. Bowsher

Balch & Bingham LLP; Birmingham, Ala.

Christine E. Brimm

Barton Brimm, PA; Columbia, S.C.

Matthew R. Brooks

Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP; Atlanta

Beverly M. Burden

Chapter 13 Trustee (E.D. Ky.); Lexington

John P. Cournoyer

Northen Blue LLP; Chapel Hill, N.C.

Robert A. Cox, Jr.

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP; Charlotte, N.C.

Melissa J. Davey

Standing Chapter 13 Trustee (N.D. Ga.); Atlanta

Melissa Davis

KapilaMukamal, LLP; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Denise D. Dell-Powell

Dean Mead; Orlando, Fla.

Kelly Desgrosseilliers

Epiq; Wilmington, Del.

Jane H. Downey

Moore Taylor Law Firm; West Columbia, S.C.

Jeffrey R. Dutson

King & Spalding LLP; Atlanta

Reid E. Dyer

Moore & Van Allen; Charleston, S.C.

Ashley A. Edwards

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP; Charlotte, N.C.

Jonathan T. Edwards

Alston & Bird LLP; Atlanta

John David Folds

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC; Washington, D.C.

Curt S. Friedberg

GGG Partners, LLC; Atlanta

Craig M. Geno

Law Offices of Craig M. Geno, PLLC; Ridgeland, Miss.

Richard R. Gleissner

Gleissner Law Firm, LLC; Columbia, S.C.

Elizabeth A. Green

BakerHostetler; Orlando, Fla.

James S. Hadfield

Configure Partners, LLC; Atlanta

John B. Hutton, III

Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Miami

Joe A. Joseph

Burr & Forman LLP; Nashville, Tenn.

Stephanie C. Lieb

Trenam Law; Tampa, Fla.

Justin B. Little

Reynolds, Reynolds & Little, LLC; Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Jennifer B. Lyday

Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey PLLC; Winston Salem, N.C.

John H. Maddock, III

McGuireWoods LLP; Richmond, Va.

Christopher R. Maddux

Butler Snow LLP; Ridgeland, Miss.

John Makuch

Alvarez & Marsal; Atlanta

Ryan E. Manns

Norton Rose Fulbright; Dallas

Robert M. Mercer

Mercer Law LLC; Atlanta

Lance T. Miller

The Claro Group; Washington, D.C.

Mark A. Mintz

Jones Walker LLP; New Orleans

J. Leland Murphree

Maynard Cooper & Gale; Birmingham, Ala.

Christine L. Myatt

Nexsen Pruet; Greensboro, N.C.

Raoul Nowitz

SOLIC Capital; Atlanta

Nisha R. Patel

Samuel I. White, P.C.; Richmond

Edward J. Peterson, III

Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Postler, P.A.; Tampa, Fla.

Rebecca Finch Redwine

Hendren, Redwine & Malone, PLLC; Raleigh, N.C.

Jeremy L. Retherford

Balch & Bingham LLP; Birmingham

David L. Rosendorf

Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton; Miami

Ashley S. Rusher

Blanco Tackabery & Matamoros, P.A.; Winston-Salem, N.C.

David M. Schilli

Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A.; Charlotte, N.C.

J. Ellsworth Summers, Jr.

Burr & Forman LLP; Jacksonville, Fla.

Nicolette C. Vilmos

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP; Orlando, Fla.

Jason H. Watson

Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP; Atlanta

Jeffrey R. Waxman

Morris James LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Michael H. Weaver

Rogers Townsend, LLC; Columbia, S.C.

Margaret R. Westbrook

K&L Gates LLP; Raleigh, N.C.

Nancy J. Whaley

Standing Chapter 13 Trustee (N.D. Ga.); Atlanta

Rory D. Whelehan

Whelehan Law Firm, LLC; Greenville, S.C.

Jeremy S. Williams

Kutak Rock LLP; Richmond, Va.

Kristi S. Williams

Lefkoff, Rubin, Gleason, Russo & Williams, P.C.; Atlanta

Beach Days

Friday, July 30, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 31, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

FREE! Enjoy a reserved beach area just for Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop attendees, complete with chairs, towels, umbrellas and some beach games.

Golf Tournament

Friday, July 30, 1:00 p.m.

Beverage Cart sponsored by Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP

The annual golf tournament will be held at The Ocean Course at The Breakers. Florida’s older golf course, nurtured by The Breakers for more than a century. In late 2018, the course emerged from a full-scale renovation by renowned golf course architect Rees Jones and offers a golf experience for players of all levels. The $250 fee includes greens fee and cart, boxed lunch and beverage, and prizes. Please select the appropriate box on the online registration form to play, and indicate your handicap.

Tequila Tasting

Friday, July 30, 8:00-9:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

This summer, the ABI Endowment will be hosting its first in-person fundraiser in more than a year: a tequila-tasting for registrants of the Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop. This special event for workshop attendees, which will include margaritas and sangrias, will take place from 8:00-9:30 p.m. July 30 at The Breakers hotel. Tickets are $150 per person, and proceeds benefit the Endowment. Those currently registered for the Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop can add this event as an optional event on their online registration.

Tennis Tournament

Saturday, July 31, 1:30 p.m.

The beautifully groomed Har-Tru courts of The Breakers will be the site of our round-robin tournament. The $100-per-person fee includes tournament fees, boxed lunch and beverage, and prizes. Please check the appropriate box on the online registration form to play.

**This CLE statement applies to in-person attendees only**

11 hours of CLE credit, including 2.75 hours of ethics, are pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 13.2 hours of CLE credit, including 3.3 hours of ethics, are pending in 50-minute-hour states. Credit hours granted are subject to each state’s CLE credit-approval regulations and might not be approved prior to the program. NY MCLE: This transitional and non-transitional program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the CLE Board for a maximum of 13.2 credit hours, of which 3.3 hours of credit can be applied toward the ethics professionalism requirement. California MCLE: ABI certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 11 hours, of which 2.75 hours will apply to ethics.

* ABI offers intermediate-level courses, which assume that attendees will have at least some detailed knowledge of insolvency matters (pursuant to the “Statement on Standards for CPE Programs” established by AICPA and NASBA). ABI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State Boards of Accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website, www.nasbaregistry.org.

Hotel

Founded on the sands of Palm Beach in 1896, The Breakers Palm Beach has been recognized as one of the longest continuously operating businesses in the state of Florida. For 125 years, it has offered unapologetic luxury, seaside glamour and world-class service. In Palm Beach, all roads lead to The Breakers. Just 15 minutes from Palm Beach International Airport, the resort is easy to reach and all the more exciting to explore. Stroll down the Ponce Promenade, past the Ocean Law, and enter The Beach Club — a series of four pools (and five whirlpools) dotted with restaurants, bars, chaise lounges and chic bungalows. The property also features a luxury spa, golf and tennis and a Family Entertainment Center, where parents can dine while children play nearby.

ABI has arranged the following special conference room rates:

  • Deluxe Room: $270 single/double per night
  • Premium Room: $320 single/double per night

A limited number of the following rooms are also available to conference attendees:

  • Atlantic Room – Oceanfront View: $470 per night
  • Classic Suite – Resort View: $495 per night
  • Deluxe Suite – Resort View: $550 per night
  • Atlantic Suite – Oceanfront View: $695 per night

Make your reservations by July 7, 2021, to reserve your room at these special rates. You will receive a special room reservation link after you have registered with ABI. Rooms are held on a first-come, first-served basis. ABI cannot guarantee anyone a room after the July 7 cut-off or after the specially rated ABI block has been filled.

Spa Discount: The Breakers is graciously offering Workshop attendees a 10% discount off spa treatments. Since the spa sells out on a daily basis, please contact the spa in advance at (833) 239-4787 to receive the 10% group discount by letting a spa concierge know you that are with the American Bankruptcy Institute 2021 Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop.

Partners

Premium Sponsors

Adams & Reese LLP
Alston & Bird LLP
Axos Bank - Global Fiduciary Banking
Balch & Bingham, LLP
BakerHostetler
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
B. Riley & Co.
Burr & Forman
Christian & Small, LLP
CR3 Partners
Dentons Bingham Greenebaum LLP
Epiq
GGG Partners, LLC
Jones Walker LLP
KCC
K & L Gates LLP
Maynard Cooper & Gale
McGuireWoods LLP
Morris James LLP
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Nexsen Pruet
Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP
Perkins Coie LLP
Polsinelli PC
Reynolds, Reynolds & Little, LLC
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (America), Ltd.
SC&H Group, Inc.
Stichter Riedel, Blain & Postler, P.A.
Summit Investment Management LLC
Troutman Pepper LLP
Wilmington Trust

Patron Sponsors

agencyIP
Berger Singerman LLP
Blanco Tackabery & Matamoros, P.A.
KapilaMukamal, LLP
Law Offices of Craig M. Geno, PLLC
McGlinchey Stafford PLLC
Sherwood Partners, Inc.

Supporting Sponsors

Grier Wright Martinez PA
Hendren Redwine & Malone, PLLC
Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty + Hartog, P.A
Moore Taylor Law Firm
SOLIC Capital Advisors, LLC
Trenam Law
Whelehan Law Firm, LLC

Registration Rates

  In-Person Attendee Rate

ABI Member
$750
ABI Govt./Nonprofit/Aca. Member
$500
Join & Save*
$1,100
New Govt./Nonprofit/Aca. ABI Member**
$600

* There will be no on-site registrations.
** Includes a one-year ABI membership for first-time members — a $375 value! You must be an ABI member to attend. Membership is individual and nonrefundable. If your membership has expired, select the member rate and add in your membership-renewal fee.

ABI Member Exhibitor Registration***
$1,600
New ABI Member Exhibitor Registration****
$1,950
Additional Booth Representative
$500

*** Includes one 6’ table and full registration for one booth representative.
**** Includes one 6’ table and full registration for one booth representative AND a one-year ABI membership for first-time members.

Optional Events Price

Opening Reception
Guest
Child (12 and under)
Free
$75
$25
Golf Tournament
$250
Beach Bash!
Guest
Child (12 and under)
$75
$85
$35

ABI DEFINES A “GUEST” AS A SPOUSE, CHILD OR COMPANION — NOT A PROFESSIONAL COLLEAGUE. A professional colleague is defined as someone who consults with or is employed by an organization whose members are eligible for ABI membership. If a professional colleague is found to be registered as a guest, ABI reserves the right to cancel his or her event registration. Any person not meeting the criteria of “guest” who wishes to participate in any ABI function at the conference is required to register separately at the full conference rate.

Cancellation

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by July 7, 2021. No refunds will be granted after July 7, but substitutions will be allowed. After July 7, upon written request, a coupon for 20% off the registration fee (not including optional events) will be issued, which can be used (by the canceling registrant only) for any ABI educational program up to one year after this conference, or for this same conference next year.

Anti-Harassment Policy

The American Bankruptcy Institute is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers. Our anti-harassment policy can be found at https://www.abi.org/about-us/bylaws-and-policies.

Financial Hardship Statement

ABI acknowledges that in some instances there will be persons who need to attend an educational seminar for CLE credit who are not able to pay full registration fees. ABI will handle such instances on a case-by-case basis and will work with the individual on alternative solutions. ABI also has reduced rates for government employees, professors, law clerks and students. Financial assistance is available for this program. Illinois Attorneys: If registration fees are more than $500, attorneys who qualify will receive at least a 50% reduction in the registration fee. For more information, please contact the American Bankruptcy Institute at (703) 739-0800 or send an e-mail to [email protected].