BBA 2019 Annual Weekend Retreat





BBA 35th Annual Weekend Retreat
May 10-12, 2019
Ocean Reef Club
201 Ocean Reef Drive, Kay Largo, FL


The Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida will hold its 35th Annual Weekend Retreat at The Ocean Reef Club May 10-12, 2019.

Retreat Registration begins on Friday, May 10 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 presented by a former CIA officer on "how to spot a lie" from 9:00-11:00AM.

Weekend agenda

Click here to register for the Retreat
Click here to become a sponsor, or to download the paper Sponsorship form or list.

Resort Information
As one of America’s most exclusive club communities, Ocean Reef Club is as luxurious as it is relaxing and peaceful. Ocean Reef offers exceptional recreational choices and its abundant natural beauty.  Undisturbed by crowds and clamor, this is a peaceful place.  Over the decades, Ocean Reef Club has quietly acquired international acclaim for its privacy and pristine nature. The Robb Report has described it as “one of America's most exclusive club communities.”  Its 2,500 lush tropical acres are bordered on three sides by water. Ocean Reef Club can be reached by land, by sea through its marina, and even by sky via its private airport.


Room Reservations

Room reservations are now open.  The BBA special rates start at $269.00 per night. We also have exicting news for families. We are able to offer 2 bedroom condos at a discounted rate of $479.00 These spacious two bedroom private condos offer a variety of locations and amenities, from private docks in the Marina Village to vews of the manicured greens of the Dolphin Golf Course in Fairway Lakes. Completely equipped and individually decorated, these accomodations are ready with everything for a leisurely vacation at Ocean Reef Club.

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 2019 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 3/20/19                  Regular Pricing:  3/21/18 - 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:  4/10/19 - 5/9/19           Last Minute/On-site:  After 5/10/19
Members:  $1,049.00                               Members:  $1,269.00.                                                               Non Members:  $1,269.00                        Non Members:  $1,369.00                                              
Government Rate:  $350.00                    Government Rate:  $350.00


Click here to register for the Retreat. 

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.

Confirmed Group Leaders

Chief Judge Michael E. Romero, District of Colorado

Judge Kevin R. Huennekens, Eastern District of Virginia

Chief Judge Catherine J. Furay, Western District of Wisconsin

Judge Robert E. Grossman, Eastern District of New York

Judge Scott C. Clarkson, Central District of California

Discussion Topics

  • Effect of Prepetition UCC Sale in Chapter 11
  • Voluntary Post-Petition Transfers in Involuntary Ch 11s
  • Safer Harbors of Fraudulent Transfers
  • Offsetting Claims Assigned to Third Parties and Derivative Chapter 7 Standing
  • Statutes of Limitations under Florida Fraudulent Transfer Law and Application of Proceedings Supplementary Statute
  • New Subsequent Value Defense Under 547(c)(4)
  • Effect of Chapter 11 Plan on Personal Guarantees
  • Credit Bidding by Convertible Credit/Equity Owner
  • Allowance of an Unsecured Claim for Contractual Attorneys’ Fee
  • 363 Sales and Their Effect on Unexpired Leases Under 365
  • Determination of whether CTE Proceeds are Exempt
  • Differences between a Trustee’s avoidance powers 548 and State Law Unjust Enrichment
  • Discovery Disputes in Assignment Cases

Sunday Morning Program

Susan M. Carnicero

A former security specialist with the Central Intelligence Agency, Susan Carnicero has 20 years of experience in interviewing, interrogation and polygraph examination, focused primarily on national security, employment and criminal issues. She is widely considered a leading authority on interviewing, detection of deception, and elicitation. 

Social Events
Friday night outdoor cocktail party 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Friday Family Night Under the Stars 8:30PM
Saturday night reception and dinner:  6:30 - 9:00 PM
Saturday Late Night/President's Reception:  8:30 - Midnight
Sunday morning breakfast and program:  8:30 AM

Saturday Afternoon Optional Activities
Golf, Tennis, Spa, Kayak Tour, Boating, Fishing.

Dress Code
Please refer to the club requirements for dress code. 

Refund Policy
Notice of cancellation window has passed. 
To Register, 
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