Commercial and Residential Property Issues, KERPS, D&O Policies Among Issues to be Discussed at ABI’s 24th Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference on Sept. 8-10


Alexandria, Va. – (RealEstateRama) — ABI’s popular 24th Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference will be held Sept. 8-10 at the Four Seasons Las Vegas in Las Vegas. An outstanding faculty of leading judges, noted academics and prominent industry professionals will present workshops on a variety of topics. The conference will feature ABI’s popular Great Debates series and a Judges’ Roundtable featuring Q&A with 14 bankruptcy judges.

Program co-chairs for the Southwest Bankruptcy Conference are John W. Lucas of Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP (San Francisco) and Randy Nussbaum of Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner, P.C. (Scottsdale, Ariz.). The sponsorship chair is Bradley D. Sharp of Development Specialists, Inc. (Los Angeles), and the judicial chair is Bankruptcy Judge Bruce T. Beesley (D. Nev.; Reno).

Timely topics for the panel sessions include:

Business Development and Marketing Your Practice (Consumer Cross-Over Panel)
KEIPs and KERPs: What’s the Difference, and Why Is the UST Objecting?
Commercial and Residential Real Property Issues in Business and Consumer Cases
Recent Developments in Chapter 11
What Do Clients Really Want? (Consumer Cross-Over Panel)
Recovering and Protecting Legal Fees in Bankruptcy: A Real Gamble! (Consumer Cross-Over Panel)
Selling an Insider’s Claim and Buying Plan Confirmation
I Don’t Want to Date You, but I’d Love to Work with You: Speed-Marketing
D&O Policies, Property of the Estate and Case Administration
Consumer Bankruptcy Law Update
Hotcakes and Hot Topics: Judges’ Roundtable Q&A
Ethics Roundtable

For a list of speakers and additional details about the Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, please click here. Press looking to attend the Southwest Bankruptcy Conference should contact John Hartgen at 703-894-5935 or to obtain a press pass.


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 more than 12,000 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

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