BBA 2018 Annual Weekend Retreat



May 11-13, 2018

The Breakers Palm Beach
One South County Road
Palm Beach, FL


The Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida will hold its 34th Annual Weekend Retreat at The Breakers Palm Beach, May 11-13, 2018.

Retreat Registration begins on Friday, May 11 at 11:00 AM.   Welcome/Organizational Meeting will be held at 1:00 PM with the educational sessions following from 1:30-4:45 PM.  There will be a Sunday Morning session on improving women’s rights in the workplace from 9:30 - 11:30 AM.

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Resort Information
Founder Henry M. Flagler, one of America’s great industrialists, started the trend of grand, gorgeous properties on the island of Palm Beach. In the late 1890s, just before the turn of the century, industry tycoons and elegant socialites began flocking to the pristine shores of a new destination—a long strip of an island called Palm Beach.

Today, the story of The Breakers continues, holding fast to the ideals that put it on the map—unapologetic luxury, seaside glamour and world-class service—but also embracing the new. In the modern world that is more interconnected than ever before.

Room Reservations
Room reservations are now open.  The BBA special rates start at $275.00 per night.  Upgrades start at $305.00 per night.   Click here to reserve your room online with the Resort.  The BBA rates are available until April 9 or until sold out.

Sponsorship Information
Become an integral part of the 2018 BBA Annual Retreat.  Click here for sponsorship opportunities.

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 3/9/18                   Regular Pricing:  3/10/18 - 4/9/18
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:  4/10/18 - 5/9/18          Last Minute/On-site:  After 5/10/18
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. Frank Santoro
USBC, Eastern District of Virginia

Hon. Kevin Carey
USBC, District of Delaware

Hon. Erithe Smith
USBC, Central District of California

Hon. Brian Tester
USBC, District of Puerto Rico

Hon. Jessica E. Price Smith
USBC, Northern District of Ohio

Discussion Topics
**The Automatic Stay – Violations and Jurisdiction to Enforce/Determine

**Sales by Chapter 7 Trustees Free and Clear of Liens

**Objections to the Homestead Exemption in Bankruptcy

**Structured Dismissal, Venue and Post-Dismissal Jurisdiction

**Statements Concerning a Debtor’s Financial Condition Under § 523(a)(2)

**Modification of Liens on Property – When Permissible

**Business Valuation in a Chapter 11 Cram-Down

**Assignments for Benefit of Creditors – Crossing State Lines

**Privity and Ability to Restructure a Note on Which the Debtor is Not the Borrower

**Fraudulent Transfer Issues and Rollaguard Security, LLC

**Facebook Friends, Artificial Assistants and Digital Assets/Ethics

**Statutory Cap Calculations Under § 502(b)(6) and Guarantor Liability

**The FDCPA and Filing a Proof of Claim Based on Time-Barred/Unenforceable Claims

**Bar Orders and Fundamental Long Term Care Holdings, LLC

Sunday Morning Program
Dr. Samantha Nutt
Topic:  Improving Women’s Rights in the Workplace

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/President's Reception:  8:30 - Midnight
Sunday morning breakfast and program:  8:30 AM

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

Snorkeling Excursion - $90.00 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, 2018.  The registration fee, minus $150.00, will be refunded.  No refunds shall be provided after April 20.

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