AIRA’s Annual Advanced Restructuring and Plan of Reorganization Conference in New York (“POR”) is a forum presenting legal and financial perspectives on developments in bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring. The one day program of individual and panel presentations is geared toward maximizing opportunities for learning, exchange and networking, as well as offering credit for continuing legal and professional education. The 17th Annual POR includes breakfast; a luncheon keynote presentation by The Honorable Steven W. Rhodes, Retired Chief Judge, Eastern District of Michigan; and a reception for the recipient of AIRA's 2018 Judicial Service Award, The Honorable Michael B. Kaplan, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey.

This course is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.

Conference Agenda

7:45 – 8:30 AM Breakfast
Sponsored by ArentFox LLP
8:45 – 9:00 AMIntroduction and Opening Remarks
9:00 – 10:00 AMCurrent Challenges in the Senior Living Industry

During this session, our panel will discuss internal and external challenges that nursing home/long–term care and retirement community operators are currently facing, and they will highlight strategies for advisors and interested parties to consider for a successful turnaround and/or exit.

Moderator:
  • Russell Perry, Ankura
Panelists:
  • Liz Boydston, Esq., Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Hon. Richard S. Schmidt (Ret.), U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas
10:00 – 11:00 AMTax Reform – Implications for Businesses in Transition

This panel will discuss the Tax Reform Act of 2017 and how it will impact businesses in transition. The panel will also analyze tax strategies to preserve value that should be considered in chapter 11 proceedings and out of court workouts

Moderator:
  • Elias Tzavelis, Deloitte Tax LLP
Panelists:
  • Hon. Kevin J. Carey, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware
  • Thad W. Davis, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Mark Schwed, Esq., Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
11:00 – 11:15 AMRefreshment Break
Sponsored by AlixPartners, LLP
11:15 AM – 12:15 PMIndustry: Retail

A variety of factors have caused stress to brick and mortar retailers which has changed the dynamics in distressed retail cases. This panel will discuss landlord issues in recent big box bankruptcies including the financial issues and trends of re-letting and re-purposing retail space as well as stub rents.

Moderator:
  • James Alt, Huron
Panelists:
  • Ryan Dahl, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • John Goodman, Retail CEO
  • Derek Pitts, PJ Solomon
12:15 – 1:30 PM

Lunch Program

Speaker:
  • Hon. Steven W. Rhodes, Retired Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Sponsored by CohnReznick LLP and Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
1:30 – 2:30 PMFraud, Crime, Valuation, and Damages in Restructuring

The joint impact of the ‘known knowns and known unknowns’ from fraud and crime against businesses has been growing in recent years. Restructuring professionals must understand the crucial intersection of fraud, bankruptcy law, criminal law, and other areas to assess effectively the impact on valuation and restructuring alternatives as well as damages calculations. Rates of occurrence, methods of investigation, legal questions about the knowledge of fraud, and recent studies by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Office of the U.S. Trustee will be discussed. Key questions include: Whose rights are affected? What is the impact on business value and the computation of damages? What options exist—reclamation, asset forfeiture, criminal prosecution? Join us for a fast moving and wide ranging discussion.

Moderator:
  • David Bart, CIRA, CDBV, RSM US LLP
Panelists:
2:30 – 4:00 PM2018 – The Year in Review from the Perspectives of Judges and Attorneys

This presentation will examine significant decisions of the past year, with emphasis on cases from the 2nd and 3rd Circuits.

Moderators: Panelists:
4:00 – 4:15 PMRefreshment Break
Sponsored by Deloitte
4:15 – 5:15 PMEthics / Disclosures

This panel will discuss the Jay Alix protocol, the comparison of various case retention sections (327/330/363), ordinary course professional issues and time reporting, among other topics.

Moderator: Panelists:
  • Steven Fleming, CIRA, CDBV, PwC
  • Robert Hirsh, Arent Fox LLP
  • Hon. Michael B. Kaplan, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey
5:15 – 6:45 PMReception and 2018 Judicial Service Award recognizing:

The Honorable Michael B. Kaplan
Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey

Reception Sponsored by Ankura; Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP; Duane Morris LLP; Huron; and Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP


Registration Rates

Member:
  • $395
Non–Member:
  • $425
Judicial/Government/Academic: $115

Reception Only:

Member: $75; Non–Member: $95

CPE/CLE: Earn up to 8.5 CPE / 7.5 CLE* (based on a 50–minute hour)
*Application for New York accreditation pending approval. CLE for other states applied for on request. This course is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.

Additional Information—Registration and payment of fee must be completed in advance at www.aira.org, or at the onsite registration desk.

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Date: Monday, November 12, 2018

Time: 8:45 AM – 6:45PM

Location:
Union League Club
38 East 37th Street
New York, NY 10016

CPE/CLE: Earn up to 8.5 CPE / 7.5 CLE* (based on a 50–minute hour)
*Application for New York accreditation pending approval. CLE for other states applied for on request. This course is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.

REGISTRATION RATES

Conference & Reception:

  • Member: $395
  • Non–Member: $425
  • Judicial/Government/Academic: $115

Reception Only:

  • Member: $75
  • Non–Member: $95

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SPONSORS

AlixPartners, LLP Ankura ArentFox LLP Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP CohnReznick LLP Deloitte Duane Morris LLP Huron Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLPP

Cancellations and Refunds

No refunds will be given for cancellations after November 7, 2018; however, substitutions will be allowed.

Questions and Complaint Resolution

For assistance or questions regarding refund, complaint and/or program cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (541) 858–1665. For additional questions or for resolution of any complaint, please send an email to Thomas Morrow, Executive Director, at tmorrow@aira.org.