Bankruptcy Taxation

Impact of the Tax Reform Bill on Valuations, Role of Hedge Funds in Business Financing, Special Presentation by Former Senator and Congressman and More at VALCON 2019

Alexandria, Va. Leading bankruptcy professionals and dealmakers will converge at “VALCON 2019: Cutting-Edge Valuation Solutions,” taking place at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas Feb. 27-March 1, 2019. Sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors, the conference will feature up to 11.5/13.5 hours of CLE/CPE credit, including 1 hour of ethics. A special keynote presentation will feature a bipartisan discussion by former Senator Byron Dorgan and former Congressman Phil English on the 2018 elections and what they mean for business and investing. There will also be a "VALCON Talks" featuring a provocative point-counterpoint on the role of hedge funds in today's business financing and the effect on corporate restructuring. Patricia B. Tomasco of Jackson Walker LLP (Houston) and Prof. Jack F. Williams of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Atlanta) are the co-chairs for the conference.

In addition to cutting-edge valuation topics, VALCON attendees will enjoy a joint workshop-style case study on Feb. 27 with participants from ABI’s Complex Financial Restructuring Program.

Sessions at VALCON 2019 include:

  • Hot Topics in Valuation & Creditworthiness Analyses
  • Lessons Learned from Contested Solvency and Valuation Trials
  • The Impact of the Tax Reform Bill on Valuations
  • Estimating the Value of Causes of Action for Purposes of Plan Releases in Chapter 11 Plan-Support Agreements
  • Valuing Debtors Still in Development: The Pre-Earnings Conundrum
  • Judicial Panel
  • Preparing for Direct and Cross-Examination Testimony as a Valuation Expert
  • Duties of PE-Controlled Board Members, Their Counsel, and Valuation Advisors

For a program schedule and full list of speakers, please click here.

Members of the press looking to attend the VALCON 2019 conference should contact ABI Public Affairs Manager John Hartgen at 703-894-5935 or [email protected].


ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes nearly 11,000 attorneys, accountants, bankers, judges, professors, lenders, turnaround specialists and other bankruptcy professionals, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. For additional information on ABI, visit For additional conference information, visit