JUNE 2017 VOL. 4, NO. 6
From the ABI Anthony H.N. Schnelling Endowment Fund

Chip BowlesThe Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop Advisory Board, which has distinguished itself in the past by 100 percent participation in the Endowment Fund, has launched a campaign in memory of Chip Bowles, in gratitude for his contributions to ABI. The Advisory Board contributed over $5,000 during the first week of the campaign. Heartfelt thanks go to everyone who has made a donation in Chip's memory thus far:
Eric W. Anderson (Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP; Atlanta, GA), Wardlow Benson (Department of Justice, Tax Division; Washington, DC),David K. Bowsher (Adams and Reese LLP; Birmingham, AL), Christine E. Brimm (Barton Brimm, PA; Murells Inlet, SC), Margaret A. Burks (Office of the Trustee; Cincinnati, OH), Jeffrey W. Cavender (Troutman Sanders LLP; Atlanta, GA), Richard P. Carmody (Adams and Reese LLP; Birmingham, AL), John R. Cummins (Manley Deas & Kochalski, LLC; Columbus, OH), Melissa Jane Davey (Stites & Harbison PLL; Atlanta, GA), Hon. Mary Grace Diehl (Bankruptcy Court; Atlanta, GA), Jane Harris Downey (Moore Taylor Law Firm; West Columbia, SC), Curt Friedberg (GGG Partners, LLC; Atlanta, GA), Robert C. Furr ( Furr & Cohen, PA; Boca Raton, FL), Terri L. Gardner (Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP; Raleigh, NC), Elizabeth A. Green (BakerHostetler; Orlando, FL), James Hadfield (Guggenheim Securities, LLC; Atlanta, GA), David W. Houston (Burr & Forman LLP; Nashville, TN), James Robert Irving (Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP; Louisville, KY), Hon. Laurel Isicoff (Bankruptcy Court; Miami, FL), Joe A. Joseph (Burr & Forman LLP; Birmingham, AL), W. Austin Jowers (King & Spalding; Atlanta, GA), Soneet Kapila (KapilaMukamal, LLP; Fort Lauderdale, FL), Jeffrey W. Kelley (Troutman Sanders LLP; Atlanta, GA), Jennifer B. Kimble (Prime Clerk, New York, NY), K & L Gates (Raleigh, NC), Justin B. Little (Reynolds, Reynolds & Little, LLC; Tuscaloosa, AL), John H. Maddock (McGuireWoods LLP; Richmond, VA), Jerry M. Markowitz (Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty + Hartog, P.A.; Miami, FL), Jennifer M. Meyerowitz (GCG; Lake Success, NY), Francis A. Monaco (Gavin/Solmonese LLC; Wilmington, DE), Michael Newsom (National Credit Recovery Services; Clearwater, FL), Patricia A. Redmond (Stearns, Weaver, Miller, Weissler, Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.; Miami, FL), Robert P. Reynolds (Reynolds, Reynolds & Little, LLC; Tuscaloosa, AL), Michael L. Schuster (Genovese Joblove & Battista, PA; Miami, FL), Shayna M. Steinfeld (Steinfeld & Steinfeld, PC; Atlanta, GA), Lynn Lewis Tavenner (Tavenner & Beran, PLC; Richmond, VA), Hon. Deborah Thorne (Bankruptcy Court; Chicago, IL), Hon. John E. Waites (Bankruptcy Court, Columbia, SC), David A. Wender (Alston & Bird LLP; Atlanta, GA), Nancy J. Whaley (Standing Chapter 13 Trustee; Atlanta, GA), Margaret R. Westbrook (K & L Gates; Raleigh, NC), David Wheeler (Moore & Van Allen PLLC; Charleston, SC) and Melissa A. Youngman (Melissa A. Youngman, P.A; Longwood, FL).

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Southwest Tequila Tasting Featuring the Indubitable Equivalents

On Thursday, Sept. 7, there will be a special Tequila Tasting held in conjunction with ABI’s Southwest Bankruptcy Conference in San Diego. Festivities will take place at the Coronado Yacht Club—near the Hotel Del Coronado, the site of the conference—and will feature food, drinks (tequila and others) and music by the Indubitable Equivalents. Proceeds will benefit the Endowment Fund. Thanks go to Steve M. Berman (Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP) for his help in organizing this event. Firms interested in sponsoring should contact ABI Marketing Manager Sharisa Sloan at ssloan@abi.org.

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP and Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP.

The Indubitable Equivalents

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River Roast Wine Dinner

Fundraise and Enjoy Wine in Chicago This November

Get ready for an evening of networking with your colleagues over a wine pairing dinner in honor of our new ABI President Gene Wedoff on Nov. 9 in Chicago! A huge thank you goes to Richard S. Lauter (Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP), Mark G. Stingley (Bryan Cave LLP) and Elizabeth B. Vandesteeg (Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP) for spearheading this event. Interested in sponsoring? Contact ABI Marketing Manager Sharisa Sloan at ssloan@abi.org or visit abi.org/events for more information.

Bryan Cave LLP and Freeborn & Peters LLP.

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Alabama Bankruptcy at the Beach

Another huge thanks to the Southeast Regional Development Committee, chaired by Jerry M. Markowitz (Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty + Hartog, P.A.) for once 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. We also want to thank the Alabama Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section and Robert P. Reynolds and Justin B. Little (Reynolds, Reynolds & Little LLC) for donating items for and organizing the auction. Reynolds, Reynolds & Little also donated wine for the event. Auction winners were: Christopher T. Conte (Helmsing, Leach, Herlong, Newman & Rouse, PC; Mobile, AL ), Hon. James J. Robinson (Anniston, AL) and Justin G. Williams (Campbell Guin, LLC; Tuscaloosa, AL).

Central States Workshop Auction Winners

Thank you to the following auction partipants at the Central States Bankruptcy Workshop:

Bernadette M. Barron (Barron Business Consulting; Chicago, IL), Michael P. Deighan (O'Keefe; Bloomfield Hills, MI), John Frederick Hiltz (Hiltz & Zanzig LLC; Chicago, IL), Rita Kostopoulos (Kostopoulos & Associates PLLC; Warren, MI), Timothy F. Nixon (Godfrey & Kahn SC; Green Bay, WI), Kevin M. Schmidt (Law Office of Kevin M. Schmidt, PC; Merrillville, IN), Anne Vanderkamp (Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP; Chicago, IL), W. Lance Wickel (Donlin, Recano & Company, Inc.; New York, NY).

New Donor Roll:

New Lifetime Member

Elizabeth A. Green

Elizabeth A. Green

New Sustaining Member

David W. Houston

David W. Houston IV
Burr & Forman LLP

New Leadership Club Member

Jeffrey Varsalone

Jeffrey T. Varsalone
CBIZ Corporate

Endowment Fund Development Committee

Vice President—Development:
Robert P. Reynolds
Reynolds, Reynolds & Little, LLC

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

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

Bradley D. Sharp
Development Specialists, Inc.

Kelly Beaudin Stapleton
Alvarez & Marsal

Christopher A. Ward

Endowment Fund

Regional Endowment Chairs


Chair: Christopher A. Ward – Polsinelli
Sam J. Alberts – Dentons
Charles Forman – LeClairRyan, PC
Neil B. Glassman – Bayard, P.A.
Thomas M. Horan – Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin, LLC
Warren Martin – Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, PC
Richard M. Meth – Fox Rothschild LLP
James E. Van Horn – McGuireWoods LLP

Co-Chair: Claire Ann Resop – Steinhilber Swanson LLP
Co-Chair: Mark G. Stingley – Bryan Cave LLP
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
Richard P. Carmody – Adams and Reese LLP
Rudy J. Cerone – McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC
Craig M. Geno – Craig M. Geno, PLLC
Jennifer B. Kimble – Prime Clerk
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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