7th Annual American College of Bankruptcy Seventh Circuit Education Committee Seminar

Friday, September 16, 2016

Program:  1:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Cocktail Reception:  5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. 

Chicago-Kent College of Law 
565 W. Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60661    

Please join us AT NO COST for an informative and lively discussion of some of the more challenging issues that insolvency professionals face, including is there a Chapter 9 in your future? If bankruptcy doesn’t work or is too expensive, is there an alternative? How do recent opinions by the United States Supreme Court and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals affect our daily practice? Finally, how can we safely loan money to our insolvent businesses, and equally important, how can we pay it back without facing liability? Our panelists include leading academics, stellar practitioners and learned judges. Anyone interested in these discussions—including financial advisors, attorneys, bankers and students—are all welcome to attend.

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Program Agenda: 
"Neither a Lender Nor a Borrower Be" 

Doors Open 12:45 p.m.
Opening Remarks 1:00 p.m.
“All the World’s a Stage”  
Kenneth J. Malek, MalekRemain LLC
Daniel R. Murray, Jenner & Block LLP
Daniel A. Zazove, Perkins Coie LLP 
Act 1: “Friends, Romans, Countrymen” 1:10 p.m.
Chapter 9 Municipal Insolvencies  
The differences between Chapters 9 and 11
What lessons can we learn from Detroit
What is going on in Puerto Rico
What might happen in Wisconsin, Indiana or Illinois 
  • Richard J. Mason, McGuireWoods  LLP
  • Douglas G. Baird, H. A. Bigelow Distinguished Service Professor of Law, Univ. of Chicago
  • Robert M. Fishman, Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLP
  • James A. Mesterharm, Alix Partners
Act 2: “O, Woe Is Me” 1:55 p.m.
Alternatives to Chapter 7 or Chapter 11 Liquidations
Equity Receiverships
Assignments for The Benefit of Creditors
Consensual UCC Foreclosure Sales
Dissolution under State Law
  • Melissa S. Kibler
  • Timothy F. Nixon, Godfrey & Kahn SC
  • David J. Hamernik, Hamernik LLC
  • Francis  X. Buckley Jr., Thompson Coburn LLP
  • Ronald R. Peterson, Jenner & Block LLP
Coffee Break 2:55 p.m.
Act 3: “Once More Into the Breach” 3:10 p.m.
Recent Cases Influencing Practice in the Seventh Circuit
Husky Int’l Electronics v. Ritz 
In re Jahrling
Fraudulent Transfers
In re Smith
In re Great Lakes Quick Lube
Equitable Mootness
Duff v. Central Sleep Diagnostics
Plan Modification
Germeraad v. Powers 
  • Adrian J. Walters, Ralph L. Brill Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Honorable Eugene R. Wedoff, United States Bankruptcy Judge (ret) Northern District of Illinois
  • Honorable James M. Carr, United States Bankruptcy Judge Southern District of Indiana 
  • Honorable Bruce A. Markell (ret), Professor of Bankruptcy Law & Practice, Northwestern University
  • Catherine L. Steege, Jenner & Block LLP
Coffee Break 4:35 p.m.
Act 4: “What’s Mine Is Yours, and What’s Yours Is Mine” 4:45 p.m.
Insider Financing of Troubled Businesses
Equitable Subordination and Debt Recharacterization
From the perspective of:
Debtor and its Insiders
Senior Secured Lender
Trustee or the Creditors’ Committee
  • Charles J. Tabb, Mildred Van Voorhis Jones Chair, U of I School of Law
  • Mark K. Thomas, Proskauer Rose LLP
  • James H.M. Sprayregen, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Steven B. Towbin, Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC
  • Howard L. Adelman, Adelman & Gettleman Ltd
Cocktails and Hors d’Oeuvres 5:45 p.m.

Program Sponsors:

Adelman & Gettleman, Ltd. Alix Partners, LLP
Dykema Gossett PLLC Godfrey & Kahn
Goldberg Kohn Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Jenner & Block LLP Lazard
MalekRemian, LLC McGuireWoods LLP
Perkins Coie LLP Proskauer Rose LLP
Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin SmithAmundsen LLC

American College of Bankruptcy 7th Circuit Education Committee:   
Richard J. Mason, McGuireWoods LLP
Daniel R. Murray, Jenner & Block LLP
Nancy N. Peterman, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Mark K. Thomas, Proskauer Rose LLP
Steven B. Towbin, Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC
Daniel A. Zazove (Chair), Perkins Coie LLP