Documents
Resources
Learning Center
Upload
Plans & pricing Sign in
Sign Out

LOS ANGELES - American Bankruptcy Institute

VIEWS: 5 PAGES: 10

									 LOS ANGELES
BANKRUPTCY
BATTLEGROUNDWEST




                  Hyatt Century Plaza
    Nuts and Bolts: Thursday, March 4
   Battleground West: Friday, March 5
Welcome to the 18th ANNUAL
AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY INSTITUTE
B A N K R U P T C Y B AT T L E G R O U N D W E S T
       In its 18th year, ABI’s Bankruptcy Battleground West continues the tradition of bringing
seasoned insolvency professionals together to discuss, debate and learn about leading issues of
bankruptcy law.
         This year’s program, “The Perfect Storm: Navigating the Latest Wave of Insolvency,”
addresses some of the most intriguing issues that have emerged during the latest insolvency
cycle, including the conflicts between intellectual property and bankruptcy law, challenges
to the structure of insolvent real estate enterprises, the increasing use of prepackaged and
prenegotiated plans as a restructuring strategy, and the re-emergence of litigation challenging
lenders, their claims and their reorganization strategies.
         The program will again include a courtroom-style debate featuring several of the
leading practitioners in our field, and a look into both the past and future of the current
recession by a renowned economist from the UCLA Anderson Forecast. This is one bankruptcy
program you will not want to miss!


Thursday, March 4                                    10:45 a.m.-12:00 noon
                                                     Bankruptcy Motion Practice
NUTS & BOLTS
                                                     and Evidence
A STAND-ALONE PROGRAM
                                                     Part II of the Nuts and Bolts program provides
9:00-9:15 a.m.                                       practical advice from experienced judges
                                                     and legal practitioners on the art of motion
Introductory Remarks
                                                     practice in bankruptcy court, as well as the
Hon. Barry Russell, Judicial Chair
                                                     necessity and use of evidence in bankruptcy
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (C.D. Calif.); Los Angeles
                                                     court proceedings, and practical advice for
9:15-10:30 a.m.                                      practitioners new to bankruptcy practice
                                                     regarding court appearances.
The Basics
                                                     Richard W. Brunette, Jr.
Part I of the Nuts & Bolts program provides an
                                                     Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP; Los Angele
introduction to the structure and format of the
                                                     David B. Golubchik
Bankruptcy Code and Bankruptcy Rules, as
                                                     Levene, Neale, Bender, Rankin and Brill, LLP
well as an overview of the provisions of each that
                                                     Los Angeles
are implicated in both individual and corporate
                                                     Hon. Barry Russell
bankruptcy filings.
                                                     U.S. Bankruptcy Court (C.D. Calif.); Los Angeles
Richard W. Brunette, Jr.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP; Los Angeles
David B. Golubchik                                   12:00-1:15 p.m.
                                                     Networking Lunch
Levene, Neale, Bender, Rankin and Brill, LLP
                                                     The traditional Nuts & Bolts networking
Los Angeles
                                                     lunch provides new bankruptcy professionals
Hon. Barry Russell
                                                     the opportunity to mingle with some of Los
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (C.D. Calif.); Los Angeles
                                                     Angeles’ best-known bankruptcy judges,
10:30-10:45 a.m.                                     lawyers, professors and professionals.
                                                     Sponsored by Kurtzman Carson Consultants
Coffee Break
Sponsored by Guarden City Group, Inc.
                                                     1:15-4:15 p.m.
                                                     Business Bankruptcy and
                                                     Consumer Bankruptcy Tracks
                                                     Participants can select from afternoon
                                                     programs focusing alternatively on business
                                                     bankruptcy and restructuring, or consumer
                                                     bankruptcy issues.
1:15-2:30 p.m.                                           Consumer Bankruptcy Basics: Part II
A Practical Guide to the Corporate                       Again offering an array of perspectives, this
Restructuring Process                                    session will address issues including lien
Delivered by the co-founder of a leading                 avoidance, redemption and reaffirmation, proofs
administrative-support solutions firm serving            of claim, limits on discharge for repeat filers,
the corporate restructuring community, who               nondischargeable debts, secured property, choice
has also served as a judicial bankruptcy law clerk       of chapter and debtor education.
and a restructuring attorney in two of the largest       Hon. Laura Stuart Taylor
bankruptcy practice groups in the nation, this           U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. Calif.); San Diego
presentation offers a unique global perspective          Edward M. Wolkowitz
on the business of corporate bankruptcy. The             Robinson, Diamant & Wolkowitz, APC
presentation provides an overview of chapter             Chapter 7 Panel Trustee (C.D. Calif.); Los Angeles
11 corporate restructuring, including its origins,       Michael N. Nicastro
evolution and key players, with emphasis on the          Nicastro Piscopo, Attorney at Law; Anaheim; Calif.
practical aspects of the process.
Jonathan Carson                                          4:30-5:30 p.m.
Kurtzman Carson Consultants LLC; El Segundo, Calif.      Closing Reception
                                                         Sponsored by Chanin Capital Partners LLC,
1:15-2:30 p.m.                                           A Duff Phelps Company
Consumer Bankruptcy Practices: Part I
Taught from the perspectives of practitioners,
judges and academics, this session will address
issues including counseling the consumer debtor
                                                         Friday, March 5
                                                         18th ANNUAL
and preparing to file, the “means test,” debtor relief   BANKRUPTCY
agencies, additional documentation requirements,         BATTLEGROUND WEST
exemptions and the automatic stay.
Hon. Laura Stuart Taylor                                 8:00-9:00 a.m.
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. Calif.); San Diego           Breakfast and Registration
Edward M. Wolkowitz                                      The Advisory Board welcomes you to a
Robinson, Diamant & Wolkowitz, APC                       complimentary continental breakfast
Chapter 7 Panel Trustee (C.D. Calif.); Los Angeles
Michael N. Nicastro                                      9:00-9:15 a.m.
Nicastro Piscopo, Attorney at Law; Anaheim; Calif.       Welcome by Conference
                                                         Leadership
2:30-2:45 p.m.
Coffee Break                                             9:15-10:30 a.m.
                                                         Back to the Future: Bankruptcy
2:45-4:30 p.m.                                           Litigation is Back with a
Legal Issues in Business Bankruptcy                      Vengeance
This session will address in greater depth some          This program will explore familiar topics that
of the most important legal issues in business           are once again being litigated in bankruptcy
bankruptcy cases, including those relating to            courts around the country, including equitable
cash collateral, financing, asset sales and plan         subordination, in pari delicto, deepening
confirmation.                                            insolvency, free and clear sales and sub rosa
Deborah J. Saltzman                                      plans. This panel will consider whether these
DLA Piper; Los Angeles                                   developments are making bankruptcy a more
Judy B. Sloan                                            or less effective remedy for distressed businesses
Southwestern University Law School; Los Angeles          and their creditors.
Christina M. Padien                                      Robert B. Orgel (Moderator)
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP; Los Angeles          Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP; Los Angeles
                                                         Lisa Hill Fenning
                                                         Arnold & Porter LLP; Los Angeles
                                                         Rodger M. Landau
                                                         Landau & Berger LLP; Los Angeles
                                                         Teresa McMahon
                                                         FTI Consulting, Inc; Chicago
10:30-10:45 a.m.                                             Debra A. Riley
Coffee Break                                                 Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP; San Diego
Sponsored by Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff                         Stephen H. Warren
& Stern LLP                                                  O’Melveny & Meyers LLP; Los Angeles

10:45 a.m.-12:00 noon                                        2:45-3:00 p.m.
Clash of the Titans: Intellectual                            Coffee Break
Property Law Meets Bankruptcy                                Sponsored by Loeb & Loeb LLP
Intellectual property issues are permeating
bankruptcy cases more than ever. This panel                  3:00-4:15 p.m.
will explore the interplay between bankruptcy                The Great Debate: When Special-
law and intellectual property rights, including              Purpose Real Estate Vehicle
the treatment of intellectual property as assets             Entities Don’t Serve Their Special
of the estate, or as executory contracts subject             Purpose in Bankruptcy
to assumption, assignment or rejection; the                  Two of the leading practitioners in our field
differences in the treatment of copyright, patent            engage in an appellate argument before a
and trademark licenses under the Bankruptcy                  panel of U.S. bankruptcy judges addressing
Code, and the rights that licensors and licensees            the cutting-edge issues arising from the
retain after making section 365(n) elections.                bankruptcies of affiliated real estate entities
Jeffry A. Davis (Moderator)                                  financed by commercial mortgage-backed
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.; San Diego   securities (“CMBS” loans)—loans that are
David A. Fidler                                              made to individual special-purpose vehicles
Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern LLP; Los Angeles             (“SPVs”) that are supposed to be “bankruptcy
Katherine C. Piper                                           remote” if not “bankruptcy proof.” This debate
Steptoe & Johnson LLP; Los Angeles                           will address the central issues that flow from
Jane Shay Wald                                               this common real estate finance mechanism,
Irell & Manella LLP; Los Angeles                             including whether the filing of chapter 11 cases
                                                             by SPVs effectively should be precluded or
12:00-1:15 p.m.                                              dismissed as bad-faith filings, whether cases
Luncheon with Keynote Speaker                                filed by members of an affiliated group of SPV
Jerry Nickelsburg, Economist                                 entities should be treated as single-asset real
at UCLA Anderson Forecast                                    estate cases or a consolidated business enterprise,
Speaker sponsored by Allen Matkins Leck                      and whether the use of consolidated cash-
Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP                                  management systems for such enterprises in
Luncheon sponsored by AlixPartners LLC                       chapter 11 constitutes an improper de facto form
Professor Nickelsburg returns to take a critical             of substantive consolidation, or whether they
look at the progress of the economy over the past            can otherwise be challenged by entity-specific
year, his own analysis and predictions regarding             secured lenders.
the economy of a year ago, and the future of the             PANEL MEMBERS
economy here in California and throughout the                Richard L. Wynne (Moderator)
United States.                                               Jones Day; Los Angeles

1:30-2:45 p.m.                                               ADVOCATES
Some Like It Prepackaged: Are                                Isaac M. Pachulski
Prepackaged and Prenegotiated                                Stutman, Treister & Glatt, PC; Los Angeles
Plans the Wave of the Future?                                Joseph A. Eisenberg
This panel will explore why prepackaged                      Jeffer Mangels Butler & Marmaro LLP; Los Angeles
plans and prenegotiated plans are increasingly
more common, how they are accomplished,                      JUDICIAL PANEL
when they are appropriate strategies, and                    Judges to be announced
the key elements and timeline of a successful
prepackaged or prenegotiated plan.                           4:15-6:00 p.m.
Peter J. Gurfein (Moderator)                                 Reception sponsored by Landau & Berger LLP
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP; Los Angeles              and Crowe Horwath LLP
Nathan J. Cook
AlixPartners LLC; Los Angeles
18th ANNUAL
AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY INSTITUTE
B A N K R U P T C Y B AT T L E G R O U N D W E S T
ADVISORY B O A R D


CONFERENCE                                           Michael H. Goldstein
CO-CHAIRS                                            Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Debra A. Riley
Allen Matkins Leek Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP       David B. Golubchik
                                                     Levene, Neale, Bender, Rankin & Brill L.L.P.
Martin R. Barash
Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern LLP                  Ronald F. Greenspan
                                                     FTI Consulting
Jeffrey M. Reisner
Irell & Manella LLP                                  Howard Grobstein
                                                     Grobstein, Horwath & Company LLP
JUDICIAL CHAIR
                                                     Peter J. Gurfein
Hon. Barry Russell
                                                     Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (C.D. Calif.)

ADVISORY B O A R D                                   Robbin L. Itkin
                                                     Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Gary Adelson
NachmanHaysBrownstein, Inc.
                                                     Lance Jurich
                                                     Loeb & Loeb LLP
Russell A. Belinsky
Chanin Capital Partners LLC, A Duff Phelps Company
                                                     Thomas R. Kreller
                                                     Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP
Marc Bilbao
Imperial Capital LLC
                                                     Rodger M. Landau
                                                     Landau and Berger LLP
William A. Brandt, Jr.
Development Specialists, Inc.
                                                     Gregory O. Lunt
                                                     Latham & Watkins LLP
Richard W. Brunette
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
                                                     Robert B. Orgel
                                                     Pachulski, Stang, Ziehl, Young, Jones & Weintraub PC
Jonathan A. Carson
Kurtzman Carson Consultants LLC
                                                     Victor A. Sahn
                                                     Sulmeyer Kupetz, APC
Nathan Cook
AlixPartners LLP
                                                     Prof. Judy B. Sloan
                                                     Southwestern University School of Law
Jeffry A. Davis
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo P.C.
                                                     Victor A. Vilaplana
                                                     Foley & Lardner LLP
Lisa Hill Fenning
Arnold & Porter LLP
                                                     Marc J. Winthrop
                                                     Winthrop Couchot PC
Scott F. Gautier
Peitzman, Weg & Kempinsky LLP
                                                     Richard L. Wynne
                                                     Jones Day
18th ANNUAL
AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY INSTITUTE
B A N K R U P T C Y B AT T L E G R O U N D W E S T
SPONSO R S


Breakfast Sponsor
18th Annual ABI Bankruptcy Battleground West Advisory Board

Morning Coffee Break Sponsor
Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern LLP

Luncheon Speaker Sponsor
Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP

Luncheon Sponsor
AlixPartners LLC

Afternoon Coffee Break Sponsor
Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern LLP

Reception Sponsors
Landau & Berger LLP and Crowe Horwath LLP

Materials Sponsor
Omni Management Group, LLC

GENERAL ADVISORY BOARD
SPONSORS
        Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP                 Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern LLP
  Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP            Kurtzman Carson Consultants, LLC
                    AlixPartners LLP                              Landau and Berger LLP
                 Arnold & Porter LLP                              Latham & Watkins LLP
                 Buchalter Nemer, PC                   Levene, Neale, Bender, Rankin & Brill L.L.P.
 Chanin Capital Partners LLC, A Duff Phelps Company                  Loeb & Loeb LLP
                 Crowe Horwath LLP                    Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo P.C.
            Development Specialists, Inc.                 Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCoy LLP
                 Foley & Lardner LLP                          NachmanHaysBrownstein, Inc.
                     FTI Consulting                         Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP
                Greenberg Traurig, LLP                       Peitzman, Weg & Kempinsky LLP
        Grobstein, Horwath & Company LLP                Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
                 Imperial Capital LLC                             Steptoe & Johnson LLP
                  Irell & Manella LLP                              SulmeyerKupetz, APC
                        Jones Day                                  Winthrop Couchot PC


  1
20 0
AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY INSTITUTE
PRESIDENTIAL PARTNER
AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY INSTITUTE
B A N K R U P T C Y B AT T L E G R O U N D W E S T

R E G I S T R AT I O N
register online: www.abiworld.org/BBW10
Name ______________________________________________________
Nick Name _________________________________________________
Firm/Company ______________________________________________
Title _______________________________________________________
Address ____________________________________________________
City _______________________________________________________
State __________________Zip _________________________________
Telephone (       ) ___________________________________________
Fax (       ) ________________________________________________
E-mail _____________________________________________________
CONFERENCERATES
                                                      Early Bird                 Regular                Late
                                                (postmarked by 1/8/10) (1/9/10 - 2/19/10)          (after 2/19/10)
ABI Members                                            o $395                    o $445               o $495
ABI Gov. / Academic Member                             o $175                    o $225               o $275
Non-Member*                                            o $645                    o $695               o $745
Gov. / Academic Non-member*                            o $270                    o $320               o $370
* Includes a one-year ABI membership for first-time members - a $275 value!
Expired members should select the member rate and add in the membership renewal fee below.
You must be an ABI member to attend the conference

STANDALONE PROGRAM
Nuts and Bolts for Young & New Practioners                                       o I will attend
Add $125 to attend the Nuts & Bolts program (March 4) In addition to the Bankruptcy Battleground West conference.

Nuts and Bolts for Young and New Practitioners ONLY o $350
CONTINUINGEDUCATION CREDIT
o CLE/CPE                      Credit State(s) ______________________________
(Circle One)                   Bar No. ___________________________________
ABI MEMBERSHIPRENEWAL
Regular                                                   $275                                      $______
Govt./Academic/Nonprofit	                                  $95	              	             	        $______
CANCELLATIONPOLICY
All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if notice of cancellation is
received in writing by February 11, 2010. No refunds will be made if notice is
received after February 11, although substitutions will be allowed. Upon written
request within 30 days of the conference, a coupon for 20% off the registration
fee (not including optional events) will be issued, which can be used (by the
cancelling registrant only) for any ABI educational program up to one year after this
conference, or for this same conference next year.

PAYMENT
TOTAL $____________
o Check payable to American Bankruptcy Institute enclosed.
o Charge to Credit Card                             oe                   oy                    ow
Acct. No. _______________________________ Exp. Date _________
Signature __________________________________________________
18th ANNUAL
CONFERENCE INFORMATION

AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY INSTITUTE
B A N K R U P T C Y B AT T L E G R O U N D W E S T
CONFERE N C E I N F O R M AT I O N



ABOUT ABI
The American Bankruptcy Institute is the nation’s largest association of bankruptcy
professionals, with nearly 12,500 members. ABI members represent both debtors and
creditors in consumer cases, and more than 75 percent of U.S. bankruptcy judges are ABI
members. ABI is the nation’s largest provider of continuing legal education in bankruptcy
matters;	 more	 than	 6,000	 members	 attend	 programs	 annually.	 Founded	 in	 1982,	ABI	 is	
nonprofit	and	nonpartisan	and	is	located	just	outside	Washington,	D.C.

HOTEL
ABI’s conference hotel is the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Reservations may be made by
contacting	the	hotel	at	(310)	228-1234.	

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT
Approval for approximately 5 hours of CLE credit and 6 hours of CPE credit is also
available.	The	stand-alone	Nuts	&	Bolts	program	is	eligible	for	up	to	5.5	hours	of	CLE	
credit and 6.5 hours of CPE credit. Mark the appropriate box on the registration form.
California MCLE:	ABI	certifies	that	this	activity	has	been	approved	for	MCLE	credit	
by	the	State	Bar	of	California	in	the	amount	of	5	hours.	The	stand-alone	Nuts	&	Bolts	
program has been approved for 5 hours of California MCLE credit.
ABI	offers	intermediate	to	advanced-level	courses,	which	have	no	prerequisites	for	attendance.	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 addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth
Ave.	North,	Suite	700,	Nashville,	TN,	37219-2417,	or	www.nasba.org.	For	more	information	regarding	
administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact the American Bankruptcy Institute
at	(703)	739-0800.	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.	For	persons	
who cannot meet the full registration rate, ABI will offer a reduced rate based on what the individual can
reasonably afford to cover the cost of meals and materials. For persons unable to pay a reduced rate, ABI
may	allow	the	individual	to	work	at	the	registration	area	for	a	few	hours	during	attendee	check-in,	or	
assist in conference set up. ABI also has reduced rates for government employees, professors, law clerks
and students. Financial assistance is available for this program. For more information, please contact the
American	Bankruptcy	Institute	at	(703)	739-0800	or	send	an	e-mail	to	snelligan@abiworld.org.


QUESTIONS?
Call	ABI	at	(703)	739-0800,	or	visit	ABI	World	at	www.abiworld.org/BBW10.	Fax	credit	
card	orders	to	(866)	921-1027,	or	send	completed	registration	form	and	payment	to:	ABI,	
P.O.	Box	34709,	Alexandria,	VA	22334-0709,		Attn.	BBW10




register online:
                               www.abiworld.org/BBW10
Anthony H.N. Schnelling
ENDOWMENT FUND
online: www.abiworld.org/endowment
The ABI Anthony H.N. Schnelling Endowment Fund was created in 1989
to provide resources for research and education.

Projects eligible for funding include: studies relating to bankruptcy or
insolvency; surveys or other analytical investigation; the education of
judges, court personnel, other governmental personnel and the general
public; scholarships or other educational grants; and any other projects
with a material research or educational benefit to the bankruptcy and
insolvency community. More than $1 Million has been distributed.

Contributions are tax deductible. The ABI Endowment is a 501(c)(3) tax-
exempt organization.

ENDOWMENT&RESEARCH
To donate to the fund, please check the appropriate box on the registration form or contact
                                                                             P.O. Box 34709
                                                                Alexandria, VA 22334-0709
                                                                      Call: (703) 739-0800
                                                                       Fax: (866) 921-1027


    CONTRIBUTION&PLEDGE CARD
    I support insolvency research and education!
    Levels of Support:
    o    Century Council Member                         $25,000 and Greater
    o    Lifetime Member*                               $10,000 - $24,999
    o    Benefactor                                     $5,000 - $9,999
    o    Sustaining Member                              $2,000 - $4,999
    o    Leadership Club                                $1,000 NEW CONTRIBUTION LEVEL
    o    Donor                                          $100 - $999
    New contributions or pledges at or above the Sustaining Member level will be recognized at the Annual
    Spring Meeting. Contributions may be paid in equal installments of up to five years. All gifts are cumulative
    to allow donors to advance their level of contribution.
    * Lifetime members receive a complimentary annual membership upon completed payment of the pledge.
    Donor Information
    List As:________________________________________________
    (as you want it to appear in ABI acknowledgement materials)

    Billing Information
    Contact Name/Firm ____________________________________
    Address ______________________________________________
    City____________________ State_____ Zip ________________
    My total pledge is $ ___________________________________
    Contribution solicited by _________________________________
    Payment Options
    o Check payable to American Bankruptcy Institute Endowment
    Fund enclosed.

    US$ ________ o Bill my credit card o e o y o w
    Acct. No._____________________ Exp. Date _______________
    Signature _____________________________________________
    o Please bill me for my gift of US$ _____
    o Installment pledge (annual): US$ _____ total pledge over____ years
                    44 Canal Center Plaza
                    Suite 400
                    Alexandria, VA 22314
                                            register online:
UP TO 5.0 HOURS OF CLE CREDIT AVAILABLE!         www.abiworld.org/BBW10

								
To top