BBA 2017 Annual Weekend Retreat




Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Bonita Springs
33rd Annual Weekend Retreat
May 12-14, 2017


The Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida will hold its 33rd Annual Weekend Retreat at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, May 12-14, 2017.

Retreat Registration begins on Friday, May 12 at 11:00 AM.  A Welcome/Organizational Meeting will be held at 1:00 PM with the educations sessions following from 1:30-4:45 PM.  There will be a Sunday Morning session on Ethics/Mindfulness from 9:30 - 11:30 AM.

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Resort Information
The Hyatt Regency Coconut Point is an oasis of activity near the coast, with a championship 18-hole golf course, innovative restaurants, and a semi-private island and beach.  Experience the brand new lazy river complex complete with three, three-story waterslides with two speed slides and one inner-tube slide all totaling 900 feet of winding, thrilling fun. Plunge into the 5,000 square foot Adventure Pool as you glide down the 140-foot corkscrew slide and swim in the free-form, lagoon style pool.


                Beach Pavilion                                                                      Lazy River

Room Reservations
Room reservations are now open.  The BBA special rates start at $229.00 per night.  Upgrades start at $259.00 per night.   Click here to reserve your room online with the Resort.  For availability of suites, please email for availability and pricing.  The BBA rates are available until April 10 or until sold out.

Sponsorship Information
Become an integral part of the 2017 BBA Annual Retreat.  Sponsorship opportunities will be available shortly.

The printed version of the case studies and supplemental materials for the sessions are provided by an app which can be viewed from a smart phone or tablet.  The materials will also be available via PDF.  Hard copies of the materials will be available ONLY to those that purchase them at the time of online registration for $75.00.

Retreat Registration Fees                    

Early Bird:  paid by 3/9/17                   Regular Pricing:  3/10/17 - 4/10/17
Members:  $849.00                                  Members:  $949.00                         
Non Members:  $1,069.00                         Non Members:  $1,169.00
Government Rate:  $350.00                      Government Rate:  $350.00

Late Pricing:  4/11/17 - 5/10/17          Last Minute/On-site:  After 5/11/17
Members:  $1,049.00                                Members:  $1,149.00
Non Members:  $1,269.00                         Non Members:  $1,369.00
Government Rate:  $350.00                      Government Rate:  $350.00

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CLE Credits
Ten CLE credits will be awarded to the attorneys admitted in the State of Florida, including one credit hour for ethics.  Attorneys participating from other states may apply to their respective state bars for credit.

Group Leaders
Hon. Mildred Caban
USBC, District of Puerto Rico

Hon. Mary Grace Diehl
USBC, Northern District of Georgia

Hon. Robert Drain
USBC, Southern District of New York

Hon. Robert Gordon
USBC, District of Maryland

Chief Judge Jeffery P. Hopkins 
USBC, Southern District of Ohio

Chief Judge Michael Romero
USBC, District of Colorado

Chief Judge Kathy A. Surratt-States 
USBC, Eastern District of Missouri

The Honorable John Waites
USBC, District of South Carolina

Discussion Topics
**Nondischargeability Actions for Transferor’s Actual Fraud

**Guaranty Claims in Multi-Debtor Cases

**Impact of Election to Surrender Real Property on Foreclosure Litigation

**Alter Ego Actions by Trustees Administering Individual Debtor Estates

**Preference Actions – Venue Disputes & Administrative Expense as Setoff

**Using IRS’s 10-Year Post-Assessment Recovery Period to Avoid Transfers

**Reclamation, Admin Expenses and Adequate Protection

**Retaining Exempt Status of TBE Funds

**Fee Applications – Fees on Fees: Fee Application Supplementation

**Inchoate Equitable Interests and Strong Arm Powers

**Indirect Value in Constructive Fraudulent Transfer Litigation

**Revising Till in Low Yield Markets

**Ethics – Litigation Funding Issues

Sunday Morning Program
Scott Rogers
University of Miami

Topic:  Mindfulness

Social Events
Friday Night outdoor cocktail party 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Saturday night reception and dinner:  6:30 - 9:00 PM
Saturday night Casino Night:  8:30 - 11:30 PM
Sunday morning breakfast and program:  8:30 AM

Saturday Afternoon Optional Activities
Golf - $175.00 per person
includes golf, cart, box lunch, beverage cart

Backwater Fishing - $175.00 per person
includes captain, box lunch, beverages

Wave Runner Tour - $225.00 per jet ski (must pay per ski - jet ski holds up to 2 people)
includes beverages

Eco Cruise/Shelling Excursion - $120.00 per person
includes snacks and beverages

Massage Spa Package - $155.00 per person
includes champagne lunch

Dress Code
All educational sessions and evening events are resort/summer casual.

Refund Policy
Notice of cancellation must be received in writing by April 20, 2017.  The registration fee, minus $150.00, will be refunded.  No refunds shall be provided after April 20.

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