State of the Restructuring Industry, Continued Impact of COVID-19 on Distressed Real Estate, Consumer Bankruptcy Proposals and More to Be Discussed Via Enhanced Virtual Platform at ABI’s 2021 Annual Spring Meeting in April

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Alexandria, Va. – RealEstateRama – ABI’s Annual Spring Meeting returns April 12-22, bringing top bankruptcy practitioners, judges and academics together via an enhanced virtual platform to discuss the most important issues facing the profession. ABI’s largest annual conference features more than 100 leading industry professionals speaking on timely concurrent sessions tailored for practitioners in both large and small commercial cases, as well as consumer bankruptcy. Attendees will be able to grow and evolve their practice at the virtual conference by connecting through a cutting-edge and user-friendly platform similar to the one utilized for last year’s Insolvency 2020 conference. The Spring Meeting provides attendees with the opportunity to earn up to 17 hours of CLE/CPE credit.

Sessions at the 2021 Annual Spring Meeting include:

  • The State of the Industry: Perspectives, Opportunities and Predictions
  • Cutting-Edge Commercial Law/Regulatory Issues in Health Care Insolvencies
  • Indentured Trusts in the Bankruptcy Process
  • The Small Business Reorganization Act: How It’s Going So Far
  • Diversity in Insolvency: Continuing the Conversation for Inclusivity of Insolvency Professionals
  • ABC Panel
  • Cautionary Tales in Asset Sales
  • Increased Management-Liability Issues
  • Industry Spotlight: Dealing with the Insolvent or Near-Insolvent Hotel Debtor — Debtor and Creditor Perspectives, Actions and Opportunities
  • Politics, the Economy and Bankruptcy
  • Current Issues Facing Creditors’ Committees
  • Dealing with Debtors/Creditors with Mental Health Issues
  • Fraud Litigation Against Directors and Officers in Bankruptcy
  • The “Cancellation of Debt Income” Game Show
  • Insolvencies of Cannabis-Producers and Their Cross-Border Implications
  • Liquidity Crisis! Dealing with the Cash-Starved Chapter 11 Debtor Prior to and Through Chapter 11
  • When Mediation Gets Messy: Ethical Dilemmas
  • Circuit and District Splits on Important Commercial Issues with Bill Rochelle
  • Great Debates
  • Be Careful What You Ask for: Risks and Benefits of Involuntary Bankruptcy Filings
  • Evidence and Trial Skills in Bankruptcy
  • The Continued Impact of COVID-19 on the Distressed Real Estate Market

Consumer bankruptcy-specific sessions at the 2021 Annual Spring Meeting include:

  • ABI’s Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy vs. the Consumer Bankruptcy Reform Act
  • Do You Speak Consumer?
  • Nightmarish Consumer Issues
  • Veterans and Active-Duty Service Members Volunteer Panel

For the full schedule with the speakers for each session at ABI’s Annual Spring Meeting, please click here. Networking and optional events include the opening reception, a women’s networking painting event, a “Murder Mystery Night,” a virtual cheese-tasting, an ABI Endowment Fund virtual wine-tasting, and a special final-night networking event to celebrate the inauguration of ABI’s new president.

Press interested in attending the conference should contact John Hartgen at 703-894-5935 or .


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

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