JULY 2016 VOL. 3, NO. 7
From the ABI Anthony H.N. Schnelling Endowment Fund
Nancy Rapoport: "No Bucks, No Buck Rogers"

The Anthony H.N. Schnelling Endowment Fund supports annual scholarships, law and business school competitions, the ABI Resident Scholar program and has funded more than $2 million in research grants. Professor Nancy B. Rapoport (William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas) served as ABI’s VP-Research from 2013-2016 and makes a strong case for supporting the Endowment.

David Linn


You can access past editions of Developments here.

Coming: An Evening at the Grove

Plans are under way for an evening of networking and support for the ABI Endowment Fund! The event will be held in October, on a date and time soon to be determined at The Grove in Houston. The short intimate program will feature a conversation with two local bankruptcy Judges — Judge Marvin Isgur and Chief Judge David R. Jones.

Sponsored by Alix Partners and Gray Reed & McGraw P.C., this is an event you won't want to miss. Further details will be posted to abi.org/events, in the August edition of the Developments newsletter, and in the September ABI Journal.

Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop Advisory Board Achieves 100 Percent Endowment Participation

The advisory board for the Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop has once again distinguished itself by achieving 100 percent participation in giving to the Anthony H.N. Schnelling Endowment Fund. The campaign was spearheaded by Soneet R. Kapila (KapilaMukamal, LLP), Jerry M. Markowitz (Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty + Hartog, P.A.) and Robert P. Reynolds (Reynolds, Reynolds & Little). This is the best performance of any program board for the fourth year in a row! ABI thanks them for their generous support and stellar example.

11th Annual Golf and Tennis Outing

11th Annual Golf & Tennis Outing

Support the Endowment by participating in the 11th Annual Golf & Tennis Outing at the Montammy Country Club in Alpine, N.J.

New Donor roll

New Benefactor

Greenberg Traurig LLP,
Richards, Layton & Finger PA
and Lowenstein Sandler LLP
on behalf of the chapter 11 estates
of SPC Seller, Inc., et al.

Thank you to the firms listed above for recently facilitating this major donation of remnant assets. To find out how to name the Anthony H.N. Schnelling Endowment Fund as a beneficiary in a case, click here.

The June segment of ABI’s e-newsletter Developments also highlighted this easy method of giving and featured David Linn of Oakpoint Partners.

Since August of 2014, ABI has produced the Anthony H.N. Schnelling digital newsletter, highlighting new donors, Endowment Events and the many good works that the Endowment Fund supports. You can access past editions of Developments here.

Silent Auctions

Another huge thanks to the Southeast Regional Development Committee, chaired by Robert Reynolds, for again going above and beyond and holding a silent auction to benefit the Anthony H.N. Schnelling Endowment Fund at Alabama Bankruptcy at the Beach in June. Thank you to the following who donated items for the auction:

Alabama Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section, Richard P. Carmody (Adams and Reese LLP), Marshall Entelisano (Marshall Entelisano, Attorney at Law, P.C.), Jonathan Grayson (Balch & Bingham LLP), Maynard, Cooper & Gale, Robert P. Reynolds (Reynolds, Reynolds & Little LLC) and Jason R. Watkins (Jones Walker LLP).

Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop auction Donors:

Chip Bowles (Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP), Charles L. Denaburg (Najjar Denaburg, PC), Dian Gilmore (American Board of Certification), Elizabeth A. Green (BakerHostetler), Soneet and Prabodh Kapila (KapilaMukamal, LLP), Stephanie Crane Lieb (Trenam Law), Justin B. Little (Reynolds, Reynolds & Little, LLC), Jerry M. Markowitz (Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty + Hartog, P.A.), Jennifer M. McLemore (Christian & Barton, LLP), Christine L. Myatt (Nexsen Pruet, PLLC), Hon. Tara Nauful (U.S. Bankruptcy Court), Patricia A. Redmond (Stearns, Weaver, Miller, Weissler, Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.) and David A. Wender (Alston & Bird LLP).

Central States Bankruptcy Workshop auction Donors:

Bernadette M. Barron (Barron Business Consulting), Dale & Gensburg, P.C., Terry Hall (Faegre Baker Daniels), Richard S. Lauter (Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP), Mark L. Radtke (Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC) and Elizabeth B. Vandesteeg (Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP).

Donating silent auction items is a great way to support the Endowment! Don’t know what to donate? Possible items have been selected and are available for purchase at Amazon.com under a special ABI Wish List. Donations of auction items are 100 percent tax deductible. The next silent auction will be held in conjunction with the Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop (August 4-6, Cambridge, Md.).

Endowment Fund Development Committee

Vice President—Development:
Edward T. Gavin
Gavin/Solmonese LLC

Committee Members:
Richard S. Lauter
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

Jerry M. Markowitz
Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty + Hartog, P.A.

Robert P. Reynolds
Reynolds, Reynolds & Little, LLC

Mitch Ryan
Donlin, Recano & Co., Inc.

Kelly Beaudin Stapleton
Alvarez & Marsal

Christopher A, Ward

Endowment Fund

Regional Endowment Chairs


Chair: Christopher A. Ward – Polsinelli
Charles Forman – Forman Holt Eliades
Neil B. Glassman – Bayard, P.A.
Thomas M. Horan – Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin, LLC
Warren Martin – Porzio
Richard M. Meth – Fox Rothschild LLP

Co-Chair: Claire Ann Resop – Steinhilber, Swanson & Resop
Co-Chair: Mark G. Stingley – Bryan Cave
Daniel A. DeMarco – Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP
Reginald W. Jackson – Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
Richard S. Lauter – Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
James A. Lodoen – Lindquist & Vennum LLP
Scott Y. Stuart – Esquify, Inc.
Sheryl L. Toby – Dykema Gossett PLLC

New England
Chair: Jeffrey T. Varsalone – CBIZ MHM, LLC

New York Metro
Co-Chair: Lisa G. Beckerman – Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Co-Chair: Allen D. Wilen – EisnerAmper LLP

Rocky Mountain
Co-Chair: Annette W. Jarvis – Dorsey &
Whitney LLP

Lynne Long – Summit Investment
Management LLC

Chair: Robert P. Reynolds – Reynolds,
Reynolds & Little, LLC

Lawrence R. Ahern III – Brown & Ahern
Chip Bowles – Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP


Richard P. Carmody – Adams and Reese LLP
Rudy J. Cerone – McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC
Craig M. Geno – Craig M. Geno, PLLC
Jennifer B. Kimble – Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A.
Stephen P. Wheelis – Wheelis & Rozanski, APLC

Chair: Jerry Markowitz – Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty + Hartog, P.A.
Terri L. Gardner – Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
Neil C. Gordon – Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
Jennifer McLemore – Christian & Barton, LLP
Jennifer M. Meyerowitz – Olofson Technology Partners
Edward J. Peterson, III – Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Prosser, PA
Lynn Lewis Tavenner – Tavenner & Beran, PLC
Glenn Thompson – Hamilton Stephens Steele & Martin, PLLC

Texas & Southwest
Co-Chair: Jason S. Brookner – Gray Reed & McGraw, PC
Co-Chair: Scott Van Meter – Berkeley Research Group, LLC
Thomas H. Grace – Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
Jordan A. Kroop – Perkins Coie LLP
John Penn – Perkins Coie LLP
Thomas J. Salerno – Stinson Leonard Street LLP

Co-Chair:  Mitch Ryan – Donlin Recano & Company, Inc.
Matthew Gates – Duff & Phelps, LLC
Scott Gautier – Robins Kaplan LLP

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