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Awards Ceremony, Presented by AlixPartners, LLP

AlixPartners is a results-driven global consulting firm that specializes in helping businesses respond quickly and decisively to their most critical challenges—from urgent performance improvement to complex restructuring, from risk mitigation to accelerated transformation. These are the moments when everything is on the line—a sudden shift in the market, an unexpected performance decline, a time-sensitive deal, a fork-in-the-road decision. We stand shoulder to shoulder with our clients until the job is done, and only measure our success in terms of the results we deliver. We partner with you to make the right decisions and take the right actions. And we are right by your side. When it really matters.

www.alixpartners.com

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Opening Reception

Your goals define our mission. Whether an immediate need or a long-term objective, ArentFox Schiff helps you reach your full potential. As industry insiders, we partner with you to develop practical business strategies and sophisticated legal solutions to achieve today’s targets and anticipate tomorrow’s problems. We get you across the finish line.  ArentFox Schiff LLP is internationally recognized in core industries where business and the law intersect. With more than 650 lawyers and policy professionals, the firm serves as a destination for an international roster of companies, governments, individuals, and trade associations.

www.afslaw.com

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AIRA Event App

Epiq is a worldwide provider of legal and business services, serving law firms, corporations, financial institutions, and government agencies—helping them streamline the administration of business operations, class action and mass tort, eDiscovery, regulatory, compliance, restructuring, legal transformation, and bankruptcy matters. In the restructuring space, Epiq provides full support for all types of bankruptcy and restructuring cases for companies of all sizes including pre-filing consulting, claims management, solicitation and balloting, creditor notification, strategic communications, escrow services and disbursement, and virtual data rooms.

www.epiqglobal.com

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Tote Bags

FTI Consulting is an independent global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political and regulatory, reputational and transactional. Individually, each practice is a leader in its specific field, staffed with experts recognized for the depth of their knowledge and a track record of making an impact. Collectively, FTI Consulting offers a comprehensive suite of services designed to assist clients across the business cycle — from proactive risk management to the ability to respond rapidly to unexpected events and dynamic environments.

www.fticonsulting.com

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Annual Dinner

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP (PSZJ) is the nation’s leading corporate restructuring boutique, with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Wilmington (DE), New York, and Houston. PSZJ attorneys are experienced in representing all major constituencies in bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court workouts, including debtors, committees, trustees, bondholders, asset-purchasers and third-party plan proponents. PSZJ also handles sophisticated business litigation and transactional matters as part of its renowned practice. The firm is perennially named a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report, and was named a 2021 and 2020 Bankruptcy and Restructuring “Practice Group of the Year” by Law360.

www.pszjlaw.com

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Opening Reception

Thompson Hine’s Business Restructuring group is the go-to resource for business clients confronted with borrowers, customers, suppliers, partners, or competitors in financial distress. We provide peer-recognized excellence in representation with innovative pricing and service delivery that improves predictability and transparency and minimizes risk. Clients turn to us to address their most consequential issues knowing that we will provide the highest quality counsel and deliver exceptional service and results in all aspects of insolvency law, from acquiring a distressed target to protecting and enforcing creditor rights and remedies, in both in court and out of court restructurings.

www.thompsonhine.com

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Young Professionals Reception

Privately-held since 1983, Alvarez & Marsal is a leading global professional services firm that delivers performance improvement, restructuring & turnaround and business advisory services to organizations seeking to transform operations, catapult growth and accelerate results through decisive action. We advise on every aspect of the process from strategic direction to liquidity management to business plan development, helping management, investors, or creditors seeking to accelerate performance, overcome challenges and maximize value across the corporate and investment lifecycles. We fill executive officer roles, on an interim basis, to help guide companies through crises and other challenging business or economic environments.

www.alvarezandmarsal.com

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Breakfast

Bederson is a full-service accounting and advisory firm with offices in Fairfield and West Orange, New Jersey.  The firm’s West Orange office comprises six partners, professional and support staff solely dedicated to providing insolvency and litigation services. For close to ten years, the firm has attained top recognition by New Jersey’s legal community for service expertise in bankruptcy, business valuations, forensic accounting and business accounting. Bederson is privileged to have helped clients in the legal community, private business and home offices reach optimal outcomes since 1937.

www.bederson.com

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Hotel Key Cards

CohnReznick LLP is one of the leading advisory, accounting, and tax firms in the United States, combining the deep resources of a national firm with the hands-on, agile approach that today's dynamic business environment demands. Many of the country’s top companies, lenders, law firms, and investment firms call on CohnReznick’s Restructuring and Dispute Resolution team to assist in transitional, stressed, and distressed situations. The Firm, with origins dating back to 1919, is headquartered in New York, NY with 2,700 employees in offices nationwide. CohnReznick is a member of Nexia International, a global network of independent accountancy, tax, and business advisors.

www.cohnreznick.com

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Keynote Presentation-International Restructuring and Insolvency Regimes Through Covid-19 - A Continuing Evolution?

CR3 Partners is a national financial advisory consulting firm serving organizations and stakeholders across a broad range of industries during times of transition, opportunity, stress, or distress. Our team consists of seasoned executives and industry veterans who bring a profound bias for action and exceptional results, with a keen focus on turnaround management, restructuring, forensic accounting, litigation support, and operational improvement services. From our offices in Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and Richmond, CR3 Partners infuses agility, passion, experience and value creation into everything we do. To discover how we can transform the future of your business, please visit us at www.cr3partners.com.

www.cr3partners.com

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Dessert Reception

Deloitte’s Turnaround & Restructuring (Deloitte T&R) practice is a leader in helping organizations transform disruption or transition, financial difficulty, or crisis into opportunities for resilience. Having worked with both large multinational organizations and mid-market companies, we apply our deep experience and foresight to help our clients, their creditors, and other stakeholders achieve successful outcomes. Whether the goal is to enhance the performance of a company or guide stakeholders through complex turnaround or bankruptcy reorganization, our team works closely with the client to quickly understand their business and their most urgent issues.

www.deloitte.com/us/tandr

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Baseball Game - Cleveland Guardians

Development Specialists, Inc. (DSI) is one of the leading providers of management consulting and financial advisory services, including turnaround consulting, financial restructuring, litigation support and forensic accounting. Our clients include business owners, private-equity investors, corporate boards, financial institutions, secured lenders, bondholders and unsecured creditors. For almost 40 years, DSI has been guided by a single objective: maximizing value for all stakeholders. With our highly skilled and diverse team of professionals, offices in the U.S. and international affiliates, and an unparalleled range of experience, DSI not only achieves that objective, but has also built a solid reputation as an industry leader.

www.dsiconsulting.com

Sponsorship:

Breakfast

Duane Morris LLP, a law firm with more than 800 attorneys in offices across the United States and internationally, is asked by a broad array of clients to provide innovative solutions to today's legal and business challenges. Evolving from a partnership of prominent lawyers in Philadelphia a century ago, Duane Morris' modern organization stretches from the U.S. to Europe and the Middle East, and now across Asia. Throughout this global expansion, Duane Morris has remained committed to preserving its collegial, collaborative culture that has attracted many talented attorneys. The firm's leadership, and outside observers like the Harvard Business School, believe this culture is truly unique among large law firms, and helps account for the firm continuing to prosper throughout changing economic and industry conditions.

www.duanemorris.com

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Charging Station

Since 1943, Foley Hoag has represented public and private clients in a range of disputes and transactions around the world. We have established a record of success in industries such as life sciences, health care, technology, energy/renewables, investment management and professional services. We also offer our clients market-leading international litigation and arbitration services, and unmatched counsel in the evolving field of corporate social responsibility. 

From our offices in Boston, Washington, D.C., New York, and Paris, we provide creative, strategic legal advice tailored to clients’ unique goals. Our regional, national and international practices share a common emphasis on superior client service. 

www.foleyhoag.com

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Lanyards

FORVIS was created by the merger of equals between BKD and DHG. We now have the scale and scope of a dynamic, top 10 professional services firm—but we’ll continue our legacy of Unmatched Client Experiences with remarkable care, expertise, and drive.

Our clients benefit from a single organization with the enhanced capabilities of an expanded national platform, deepened industry mastery, greater resources, and innovative advisory services. Our aim is to help you succeed today while preparing you to forge ahead into a clear future.

www.forvis.com

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Baseball Game - Cleveland Guardians

Founded in 1920, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP celebrates more than a century of client service. Today, Hahn Loeser has six offices and more than 130 attorneys representing Fortune 500 corporations, privately held businesses, non-profit institutions, governmental entities and individuals and families across the country and around the world. Our attorneys have been recognized for their commitment to outstanding client service and their dedication to partnering with our clients to provide creative and strategic solutions that help them achieve their goals.

www.hahnlaw.com

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Dessert Reception

Huron is a global consultancy that collaborates with clients to drive strategic growth, ignite innovation and navigate constant change. Through a combination of strategy, expertise and creativity, we help clients accelerate operational, digital and cultural transformation, enabling the change they need to own their future. Huron’s business advisory experts offer a full suite of services in key areas, including capital advisory, commercial dispute advisory, investment banking, interim management, operational improvement, restructuring and turnaround, transaction advisory, and valuation.

www.huronconsultinggroup.com

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Keynote Presentation - Judges Roundtable

Marcum LLP is a national accounting and advisory services firm dedicated to helping entrepreneurial, middle-market companies and high net worth individuals achieve their goals. Since 1951, clients have chosen Marcum for our insightful guidance in helping them forge pathways to success, whatever challenges they’re facing. Marcum offers a complete spectrum of tax, assurance and advisory services. Marcum’s industry-focused practices offer deep insight and specialized services to privately held and publicly registered companies, and nonprofit and social sector organizations. Through the Marcum Group, the Firm also provides a full complement of technology, wealth management, and executive search and staffing services. Headquartered in New York City, Marcum has offices in major business markets across the U.S. and select international locations. #AskMarcum

www.marcumllp.com

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Pocket Agenda

We are a boutique consulting firm representing debtors, creditors, and trustees in all aspects of bankruptcy proceedings.  We have built our business to assist parties in the most thought intensive and efficient manner.  Through our experience and knowledge of the Court process, we learned parties dealing with distress and bankruptcy need an experienced team of financial professionals to provide proactive Bankruptcy Services; Litigation Support and Expert Testimony; and Forensic and Investigative Accounting. 

www.rkc.llc

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Cocktail Reception

SSG Capital Advisors is an independent boutique investment bank that assists middle-market companies and their stakeholders in completing special situation transactions. We provide our clients with comprehensive investment banking services in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private placements, financial restructurings, valuations, litigation and strategic advisory. SSG has a proven track record of closing over 400 transactions in North America and Europe and is a leader in the industry.

www.ssgca.com

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Refreshment Break

Baker Tilly US, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a leading advisory, tax and assurance firm whose specialized professionals guide clients through an ever-changing business world, helping them win now and anticipate tomorrow. Our integrated team of highly experienced and credentialed bankruptcy and restructuring professionals offer clients balanced perspective and comprehensive solutions in distressed situations. Combining decades of bankruptcy, litigation, forensic accounting, valuation, and crisis management advisory experience, a mastery of financial implications, and a deep understanding of the legal landscape, Baker Tilly delivers creative solutions that resonate, educate, and persuade in the boardroom or the courtroom.

www.bakertilly.com

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Women's Breakfast

The International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, (IWIRC) is an international professional association dedicated to enhancing the professional status of women in all disciplines of insolvency and restructuring.  We pursue this goal through a simple but effective principle: to create an international networking organization that promotes communication, common interest and community among insolvency practitioners. We have over 1,500 members in 45 networks globally who represent every discipline of restructuring: law, crisis management, financial advisory, banking, private equity, claims management, communications...and more.

www.iwirc.com

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Refreshment Break

Province is a nationally recognized restructuring and financial advisory firm. The firm specializes in creditor & investor services, trust & liquidation, corporate advisory, litigation services and performance improvement services. The firm creates exceptional value to its clients consisting of individuals, trustees, official committees and companies, across a wide array of sectors, by providing solutions to some of the most complex business challenges imaginable. With firm offices in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Baltimore, Stamford and Miami, Province is always looking for high-performing talent to expand its professional team.

www.provincefirm.com

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Refreshment Break

RumbergerKirk provides litigation and counseling services in a wide range of civil practice areas including bankruptcy, commercial litigation, construction, real estate, intellectual property litigation, securities litigation, labor and employment law, product liability, insurance coverage, professional liability and administrative law. Offices are located in Orlando, Tampa, Miami, Tallahassee and Birmingham, Alabama.

www.rumberger.com

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Breakfast

Founded in 1930, McDonald Hopkins is a business advisory and advocacy law firm with locations in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, and West Palm Beach. With more than 50 service and industry teams, the firm has the expertise and knowledge to meet the growing number of legal and business challenges our clients face.

www.mcdonaldhopkins.com

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Self-Guided Tour of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Sponsorship:

Refreshment Break

The Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring Section of Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP brings a depth of legal knowledge, technological skill, and creativity to complex and fast-paced reorganizations, restructurings, liquidations, and distressed acquisitions and sales. Our 40 bankruptcy attorneys have been able to achieve optimal results in a wide array of industries. Publications such as U.S. News and World Report and Chambers USA continue to rank Young Conaway as one of the nation’s preeminent insolvency practices. Young Conaway’s bankruptcy and corporate restructuring attorneys represent clients’ interests in Delaware, the Southern District of New York, as well as other bankruptcy courts throughout the United States.

www.ycst.com

Sponsorship:

Annual Dinner

Applied Business Strategy (ABS) is a professional services firm founded upon leadership, integrity, and excellence.  ABS provides interim management and advisory services to insolvent companies, supports commercial litigation as an advisor or expert witness, and provides valuation and forensic accounting services.  ABS professionals have deep experience across an array of industries. serving hundreds of clients ranging from large multi-national corporations to small businesses.  ABS maintains offices in Cleveland, OH and New York, NY. 

www.appliedbusinessstrategy.com

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Annual Dinner

Bachecki, Crom & Co., LLP is a full-service CPA firm located in the San Francisco Bay Area specializing in complex Forensics, Valuation, and Tax matters. We have provided our clients with solutions for over forty-five years. Committed to excellence, we offer a complete array of services delivered with a personal and professional touch. We value our role as trusted advisors who know our business and respect yours. We are committed to integrity and honesty. Our dedication to the three underlying principles of professionalism, responsiveness, and quality ensures outstanding service to our clients. 

www.bachcrom.com

Sponsorship:

Annual Dinner

D. R. Payne & Associates (DRPA), Business Valuators & Appraisers (BVA), and Renewal & Recovery Professionals (RRP) can provide a complete array of products and services to assist managers, shareholders, legal advisors and businesses with those key decisions. Our accredited professionals have the specialized training and experience to enhance the journey, chart the course of action, assist those blown off course and provide interventions needed. Located in multiple offices, member firms have successfully provided services to a broad range of industries and markets. 

www.drpayne.com

Sponsorship:

Annual Dinner

KapilaMukamal (KM) provides creative and innovative solutions to our client’s needs. Our collective practical acumen and expertise focuses to analyze complex business and litigation issues. KM has gained prominence and distinction by rendering restructuring, insolvency, fiduciary, forensic and investigative consulting, and litigation support services to a wide spectrum of industries. KM enjoys high credibility and recognition in providing quality and focused service.  As a market leader in the areas of creditors' rights and fiduciary matters, distressed business turnaround, insolvency taxation and complex commercial litigation support to law firms, KM believes results matter and has a proven track record demonstrating that goal. 

www.kapilamukamal.com

Sponsorship:

Annual Dinner

Malek Capital Advisors is a team of operations, interim management, corporate transaction, valuation and litigation support professionals providing services throughout the United States.  We combine decades of experience with a hands-on client service model, personal commitment and on-call attention, devoted to helping you solve your business challenges and move forward.  MalekRemian’s senior level expertise drives value-added results across a range of industries, including energy and power, financial services and real estate, healthcare, manufacturing, technology and transportation.

www.malekcapital.com

Sponsorship:

Annual Dinner

SAK Management Services, LLC has specialized in healthcare management and turnaround consulting services for senior living facilities.  With nationwide reach and over 250 years of collective experience in all phases of healthcare operations, our associates are seasoned veterans possessing the key knowledge necessary to resuscitate healthcare, long-term care, and senior housing entities in crisis.  Our team of experienced and licensed professionals includes hospital CEOs, nursing home administrators, nurses, social workers, and dieticians.  For over thirty years, SAK has specialized in turnaround management of single-site hospitals or multiple senior housing facilities across multiple states. Our expertise ensures the highest quality of patient care while maximizing financial returns.

www.sakmgmt.com

Sponsorship:

Annual Dinner

Tucker Arensberg, P.C. has over 75 attorneys and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Department advises, counsels and advocates for our clients in all manners of distressed situations across many industries. Clients are secured lenders and creditors, servicers, trade creditors, creditor committees, debtors in bankruptcy, insurers, lessors of real and personal property and purchasers of distressed debt, assets or companies. We have significant experience in bankruptcy matters, mediations, arbitrations and represent our clients nationally in cases across the United States, from the simple to the complex, in Chapter 7, 9 11, 12 and 13 cases.

www.tuckerlaw.com

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Keynote Presentation - Thriving in our New Work Mode by Feeding our Psychological Needs

For more than 50 years, Bernstein-Burkley, P.C., has cultivated a reputation for excellence among both clients and peers, with more board-certified business bankruptcy and creditors’ rights specialists in the state of Pennsylvania than any other law firm. With offices in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Wheeling, Bernstein-Burkley concentrates in Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Creditors’ Rights, Business & Corporate Transactions, Litigation, Real Estate, and Oil & Gas. We approach each client and case with the same care and diligence in which we handle our own business needs, analyzing the cost and benefits to the client as it relates to every action we might take.

www.bernsteinlaw.com

Sponsorship:

Refreshment Break

Barbara Smith Accounting Inc.

Barbara Smith Accounting Inc. is an independent accounting firm that specializes in reorganization and bankruptcy tax issues.  The company also provides forensic accounting services and expert witness testimony to Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 trustees.  The company has been in business for eighteen years and serves clients in the intermountain west region.  Barbara M. Smith is a CPA, CIRA and CDBV.

www.barbarasmithcpa.com

About AIRA

AIRA is a nonprofit professional association serving the bankruptcy, restructuring and turnaround practice area. AIRA's membership consists of accountants, financial advisors, investment bankers, attorneys, workout consultants, trustees, and others in the field of business turnaround, restructuring and bankruptcy. AIRA members are among the most trusted and sought-after professionals in matters dealing with limited capital resources and deteriorating operating performance.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Written cancellation for the conference or any excursions must be received by midnight on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 for a full refund less a $75 cancellation processing fee. No refunds will be granted after May 18, but substitutions will be allowed.

National Registry of CPE Sponsors

"Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors" 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 final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org/.

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