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Annual Credit & Bankruptcy Symposium

Thursday, May 4, 2017


ABI, the Turnaround Management Association’s Connecticut Chapter,  Turnaround Management Association's Northeast Chapter and the New York  Institute of Credit are pleased to present the 11th Annual Credit & Bankruptcy Symposium at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket,  Conn., May 4-5, 2017! The program features a Views from the Bench  session with three regional judges and a review of President Trump’s  first 100 days in office. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy  networking with your colleagues over a game of golf or cocktails, and to  earn up to 3.25/3.5 hours of CLE and 3.5 hours of CPE/CTP (Certified  Turnaround Professional) credit. We look forward to seeing you this May!                                                                                 

A joint program of the American Bankruptcy Institute,  Turnaround Management Association’s Connecticut Chapter, Turnaround  Management Association's Northeast Chapter and the New York Institute of  Credit.                                                                                                                                                 

Thursday, May 4

11:00 a.m. Golf Carts Sponsored by Great American Group
Golf - As the #1 golf course in Connecticut, the Rees Jones-designed North Course at Lake of Isles challenges players with more than 7,300 yards of manicured fairways and greens. Five sets of tees at each hole give golfers of all skill levels a chance to score. Players can arrive as early as 10:00 a.m., with an 11:00 a.m. shotgun start. Includes a boxed lunch.

1:30-3:30 p.m. Golf Clinic
This two-hour golf clinic with Golf Academy PGA Professionals will include one hour of full swing and one hour of short game.

4:00-6:00 p.m.
Sports Trivia with Hon. Alan S. Trust
Sponsored by EisnerAmper LLP
Richard Corbi, Moderator, Otterbourg P.C.; New York
Richard E. Mikels, Facilitator, Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP; Boston
Hon. Alan S. Trust, U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D.N.Y.); Central Islip

6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception

Friday, May 5

7:30-8:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast - Sponsored by Burns & Levinson LLP and KeyBank N.A.

8:15-8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks

8:30-9:45 a.m.Sponsored by Arent Fox LLP
Views from the Bench
Leading judges from three circuits will discuss cutting-edge bankruptcy and restructuring issues, developing or changing bankruptcy jurisprudence, and practice tips and advice on recent trends.

Joshua Cohen, Co-Moderator, Day Pitney LLP; New Haven, Conn.
Beth Brownstein, Co-Moderator, Arent Fox LLP, New York
Hon. James J. Tancredi, U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Conn.); Hartford
Hon. Frank J. Bailey, U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Mass.); Boston
Hon. Mary Kay Vyskocil, U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D.N.Y); New York

9:45-9:55 a.m. Break - Sponsored by RJ Reuter Business

9:55-10:55 a.m.
The First 100 Days of President Trump
Scott Moskol, Moderator, Burns & Levinson LLP; Boston
Steve Andrews, Webster Bank, N.A.; Stamford, Conn.
Jonathan Kozy, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management; New York

10:55-11:05 a.m. Break - Sponsored by KCP Advisory Group

11:05 a.m.-12:05 p.m. Sponsored by Saul Ewing LLP
The Current Bankruptcy Climate
Joseph E. Myers, Moderator, EisnerAmper LLP; Iselin, NJ
Jacen A. Dinoff, KCP Advisory Group LLC; Burlington, Mass.
Hon. Melvin S. Hoffman, Chief Judge, U.S Bankruptcy Court (D. Mass.); Boston
Steven C. Reingold, Saul Ewing LLP; Boston
Hon. Alan S. Trust,U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D.N.Y.); Central Islip

Continuing Education Credit

3.25 hours of general CLE credit are pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 3.5 hours of general CLE credit are pending in 50-minute-hour states. Credit hours granted are subject to approval from each state. California MCLE: ABI certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 3.25 hours. NY MCLE: This transitional and non-transitional program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the CLE Board for a maximum of 3.5 credit hours, which can be applied toward professional practice. 3.5 hours of CPE and CTP (Certified Turnaround Professional) credit are also available.

*ABI offers intermediate-level courses, which assume that attendees have some knowledge in 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 course for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website, For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaints and refunds, 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, we may allow the individual to work at our 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. For information on tuition assistance, send an e-mail to

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Planning Committee
Jennifer Armstrong, KCP Advisory Group LLC; Burlington, Mass.
Joshua W. Cohen, Day Pitney LLP; New Haven, Conn.
Richard J. Corbi, Otterbourg P.C.; New York
Jacen Dinoff, KCP Advisory Group LLC; Burlington, Mass.
Leah Eisenberg, Arent Fox LLP; New York
Samuel J. Gerdano, American Bankruptcy Institute; Alexandria, Va.
Harvey Gross, New York Institute of Credit; New York
Richard E. Mikels, Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP; Boston
Scott H. Moskol, Burns & Levinson LLP; Boston
Ryan J. Mulcunry, Great American Group; Needham, Mass.
Andrew R. Phillips, Wells Fargo; Boston
Gregory Pignataro, Bankwell Bank; Hamden, Conn.
Stephen B. Ravin, Saul Ewing LLP; Newark, NJ
Paul Rome, University Management Associates & Consultants Corp.; Hackettstown, NJ
Edward Schatz, The O'Connor Group Inc.; Bedford, Mass.
Andrew I. Silfen, Arent Fox LLP; New York
Hon. Alan S. Trust, U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D.N.Y); Central Islip
David M. Weinstein, Ares Management LLC; Tarrytown, NY
Allen D. Wilen, EisnerAmper LLP; Iselin, NJ



Early Bird Pricing
$275 ABI/TMA/NYIC Member
$320 Non-Member
$125 Guest*
$225 Golf
$165 Golf Clinic**
$500 Exhibitor***

Regular Pricing (3/25/17-5/3/17)
$320 ABI/TMA/NYIC Member
$365 Non-Member
$125 Guest*
$225 Golf
$165 Golf Clinic**
$500 Exhibitor***

On-Site (5/4/17-5/5/17)
$365 ABI/TMA/NYIC Member
$410 Non-Member
$125 Guest*
$225 Golf
$165 Golf Clinic**
$500 Exhibitor***

Foxwoods Resort Casino
350 Trolley Line Blvd
Mashantucket, CT 06338 United States
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Kara Gomes
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