Valuation Issues with Underwater Property, Confirmation Issues and More at ABI’s Hon. Eugene Wedoff 7th Circuit Consumer Bankruptcy Conference on October 10


Alexandria, Va. — (RealEstateRama) — Chicago-area consumer bankruptcy practitioners will have the opportunity to examine current issues affecting the profession at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s (ABI’s) Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff Seventh Circuit Consumer Bankruptcy Conference on Oct. 10 at the Jenner & Block Conference Center. Faculty members include experienced local chapter 7 and 13 consumer attorneys and panel trustees, bankruptcy Judges Janet S. Baer, Donald Cassling, Catherine J. Furay, Thomas M. Lynch and the conference’s namesake, ABI President-Elect Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff (ret.).

Attendees have the opportunity to earn up to 8/9.5 hours of CLE/CPE credit, including 1.25/1.5 hours of ethics. The judicial chair of the conference is Bankruptcy Judge Janet S. Baer and Ariane R. Holtschlag of FactorLaw (Chicago0 and Berton J. Maley of Codilis & Associates, P.C. (Burr Ridge, Ill.) are the conference co-chairs.

Conference sessions include:

Case Law 2016: At Least Some Courts Have Spoken
Equity? You Don’t Have No Stinkin’ Equity! Valuation Issues and the Underwater Property
Law v. Siegel and the Ever-Changing Face of Exemptions
Watch Out for the Bus!! Succession Planning for Lawyers and Their Firms
Things Don’t Always Go as Planned: Post-Confirmation Modifications and Appealing an Order Denying Confirmation
Crafty Creditor Remedies for Chapter 13
Controlling the Crafty Chapter 13 Creditor
Ethical Alliteration: Due Diligence, Difficult Clients and Divorce

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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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