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January 21~22, 2010 Westin Tabor Center Denver, Colorado


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WELCOME On behalf of our distinguished faculty and Advisory Board, we are pleased to invite you to attend the 15th Annual Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference at the Westin Tabor Center in downtown Denver. The educational program has been developed to provide attendees with an interactive learning experience led by a faculty of prominent national and regional bankruptcy judges as well as experienced practitioners. The roundtable format emphasizes interaction between the faculty and the participants. Back by popular demand, IWIRC (International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation) has assembled a stellar lineup of professionals to lead a morning session on Thursday, January 21, focused on women’s leadership in the restructuring arena. EARN UP TO 9 HOURS OF CLE/CPE CREDIT!

Hon. Elizabeth E. Brown, Judicial Chair U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Colo.) Denver Annette Jarvis, Co-chair Dorsey & Whitney LLP Salt Lake City Risa Lynn Wolf-Smith, Co-chair Holland & Hart LLP Denver

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RMBCCONFERENCE SPONSORS DOUBLE BLACK DIAMOND ($3,000+) Dorsey & Whitney LLP Faegre & Benson LLP Freeborn & Peters LLP General Capital Partners, LLC Holland & Hart, LLP IWIRC Mountain/Desert Network Lindquist & Vennum PLLP Parsons Behle & Latimer PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Snell & Wilmer LLP

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BANKRUPTCY CONFERENCE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS AND SESSIONS

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THURSDAYJANUARY 21 8:30-11:45 a.m. IWIRC Program

9:00-10:15 a.m. Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail: Forging New Territory with Today’s Lender Syndications Annette W. Jarvis, Moderator Dorsey & Whitney LLP; Salt Lake City Susan E. Brown Wells Fargo Bank; Denver R. Hunter Ellington Lindquist & Vennum PLLP; Denver 10:30-11:45 a.m. Bringing the National Mall to Your Door: The Government in Bankruptcy Cases Caroline Case Fuller, Moderator Fairfield & Woods, PC; Denver Lynette Newman U.S. Small Business Administration; Denver Wendy S. Tien Executive Office of U.S. Trustees; Washington, D.C. Frances M. Toole U.S. Department of Justice; Alexandria, Va.


Noon-1:45 p.m. Luncheon Program Golden Spike National Historic Site: Linking East to West in the Rocky Mountain States: The National Focus of the U.S. Trustee Program Ramona D. Elliott Executive Office for U.S. Trustees; Washington, D.C. Luncheon Sponsored by Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Holland & Hart, LLP and Stoel Rives LLP Speaker sponsored by IWIRC Mountain/Desert Network

Navigating Angels Landing at Zion National Park: The Art of Negotiation in Bankruptcy Carl A. Eklund, Moderator Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP; Denver Garry R. Appel Appel & Lucas, PC; Denver Craig A. Christensen Lindquist & Vennum PLLP; Denver Ralph R. Mabey Stutman, Treister & Glatt, PC; Salt Lake City John C. Smiley Lindquist & Vennum PLLP; Denver 1:45-3:15 p.m. Hot Springs, Bubbling Mudpots and Steaming Fumeroles at Yellowstone National Park: Hot Topics and Recent Developments This panel will focus on a few of the bankruptcy cases that made national news in the recent past and a few of the legal issues that are likely to confound bankruptcy practitioners in the near future. J. Thomas Beckett, Moderator Parsons Behle & Latimer; Salt Lake City Prof. Richard I. Aaron S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah; Salt Lake City Richard G. Birinyi Bullivant Houser Bailey, PC; Seattle Hon. R. Kimball Mosier U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Utah); Salt Lake City Sifting Through the Sands at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve: Ponzi Schemes in Bankruptcy This session will discuss the nature of Ponzi schemes in a bankruptcy setting, including estate financing, litigation, plan and claim aspects that are unique to these types of matters. Gil A. Miller, Moderator PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; Salt Lake City Hon. Sidney B. Brooks U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Colo.); Denver Tom H. Connolly Connolly, Rosania & Lofstedt, PC; Louisville, Colo. Bradford T. Dempsey Faegre & Benson LLP, Denver Peggy Hunt Dorsey & Whitney LLP; Salt Lake City Joel T. Marker McKay, Burton & Thurman; Salt Lake City

3:15-3:30 p.m. Refreshment Break Sponsored by Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP and Holme Roberts & Owen LLP

3:30-5:00 p.m. Cliff Dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park: Financing Chapter 11s in Today’s Economy This panel discussion will focus on the challenges (both legal and practical) faced by various parties in interest in chapter 11 cases in dealing with pre-petition debt facilities, obtaining (or at least trying to obtain) debtor-in-possession financing, and exit financing. Elizabeth K. Flaagan, Moderator Faegre & Benson LLP; Denver Duncan E. Barber Bieging Shapiro & Burrus LLP; Denver Hon. A. Bruce Campbell U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Colo.); Denver Terry D. Coleman AlixPartners LLP; Chicago Caroline Case Fuller Fairfield & Woods, PC; Denver D. Ray Strong LECG, LLC; Salt Lake City


Straddling the Continental Divide at Rocky Mountain National Park: Ethical and Legal Challenges in Advising Boards of Directors of Distressed Companies (Large and Small) This panel will discuss ethical issues, including conflicts and privilege issues, encountered in advising Boards of Directors of distressed companies, the current status of the law on duties of officers and directors when a company is in the zone of insolvency, advising Boards of Directors when a company is insolvent or in bankruptcy, and issues faced when advising Boards of Directors in the acquisition of or merger with distressed companies. Annette W. Jarvis, Moderator Dorsey & Whitney LLP; Salt Lake City Thomas J. Allison Mesirow Financial Consulting, LLC; Chicago Daniel E. Armel Baymark Strategies LLC; Pasadena, Calif. Samuel A. Nolen Richards, Layton & Finger; Wilmington, Del. Alfredo R. Perez Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP; Houston

Climbing the Grand Staircase at Escalante National Monument: Bankruptcy Remote Entities and Single-Asset Real Estate Bankruptcies This panel will focus on strategies for single-asset real estate cases as well as new developments. The panel will also review specialpurpose entities and the extent to which they are really separate, and bankruptcy remote in light of the recent ruling in the General Growth Properties bankruptcy. Kimberley H. Tyson, Moderator Ireland, Stapleton, Pryor & Pascoe, P.C.; Denver David E. Leta Snell & Wilmer, LLP; Salt Lake City Harvey Sender Sender & Wasserman, P.C.; Denver Hon. Howard R. Tallman U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Colo.); Denver 5:00-7:00 p.m. Networking Reception Sponsored by Durham Jones & Pinegar, The Faculty of Federal Advocates, Freeborn & Peters LLP, Markus Williams Young & Zimmerman, LLC and Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP

7:00 p.m. Optional Event: Denver Nuggets vs. L.A. Clippers Basketball Game

FRIDAYJANUARY 22

7:30-8:55 a.m. Breakfast with the Judges Featuring the Judges of the 15th Annual Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference Sponsored by Lindquist & Vennum PLLP and Parsons Behle & Latimer

9:00-10:30 a.m. Consumer Workshop I: Best Practices—Avoiding §523, §727 and Malpractice Claims/Ethics This panel will highlight the planning, counseling and preparation strategies in difficult cases to avoid having to litigate adversary proceedings with §525 or §727 claims. The panel will also discuss the use of questionnaires, correspondence and other methods of documenting client advisements in order to minimize malpractice or grievance opportunities. Stephen Berken, Moderator Berken & Associates; Denver Joel T. Marker McKay, Burton & Thurman; Salt Lake City Matt McCune The McCune Law Firm, LLC; Denver Jeffrey A. Weinman Weinman & Associates, PC; Denver Cliff Dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park: Financing Chapter 11s in Today’s Economy This panel discussion will focus on the challenges (both legal and practical) faced by various parties in interest in chapter 11 cases in dealing with pre-petition debt facilities, obtaining (or at least trying to obtain) debtor-in-possession financing, and exit financing. Elizabeth K. Flaagan, Moderator Faegre & Benson LLP; Denver Duncan E. Barber Bieging Shapiro & Burrus LLP; Denver Hon. A. Bruce Campbell U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Colo.); Denver Terry D. Coleman AlixPartners LLP; Chicago Caroline Case Fuller Fairfield & Woods, PC; Denver D. Ray Strong LECG, LLC; Salt Lake City Real Estate/Developers in Bankruptcy Michael J. Pankow, Moderator Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP; Denver J. Gregory Barrow General Capital Partners, LLC; Denver


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Maneuvering Around Delicate Arch at Arches National Park: Representing FamilyOwned and other Closely Held Businesses A large number of chapter 11 business cases involve family-owned and closely held businesses. The panel will explore the issues and difficulties encountered in these cases from case filing through plan confirmation. Lee M. Kutner, Moderator Kutner Miller Brinen, PC; Denver Duane H. Gillman Durham Jones & Pinegar; Salt Lake City Joel Laufer Laufer and Padjen LLC; Edgewood, Colo. Hon. Michael E. Romero U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Colo.); Denver 10:30-10:45 a.m. Coffee Break Sponsored by Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, Kutner Miller Brinen, PC and Sherman & Howard, LLC

10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Consumer Workshop II: Hot Topics in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 This panel will provide updates on case law in on current issues including the means test under §§707(b) and 1325, privacy litigation, and mortgage and auto loan cases. Ellen R. Welner, Moderator George T. Carlson & Associates; Englewood, Colo. Britney Beall-Eder Castle Meinhold & Stawiarski LLC; Denver Hon. William T. Thurman U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Utah); Salt Lake City John Turner Attorney at Law; Colorado Springs, Colo. Navigating Angels Landing at Zion National Park: The Art of Negotiation in Bankruptcy Carl A. Eklund, Moderator Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP; Denver Garry R. Appel Appel & Lucas, PC; Denver Craig A. Christensen Lindquist & Vennum PLLP; Denver Ralph R. Mabey Stutman, Treister & Glatt, PC; Salt Lake City John C. Smiley Lindquist & Vennum PLLP; Denver

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Hot Springs, Bubbling Mudpots and Steaming Fumeroles at Yellowstone National Park: Hot Topics and Recent Developments This panel will focus on a few of the bankruptcy cases that made national news in the recent past and a few of the legal issues that are likely to confound bankruptcy practitioners in the near future. J. Thomas Beckett, Moderator Parsons Behle & Latimer; Salt Lake City Prof. Richard I. Aaron S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah; Salt Lake City Richard G. Birinyi Bullivant Houser Bailey, PC; Seattle Hon. R. Kimball Mosier U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Utah); Salt Lake City Climbing the Grand Staircase at Escalante National Monument: Bankruptcy Remote Entities and Single-Asset Real Estate Bankruptcies Kimberley H. Tyson, Moderator Ireland, Stapleton, Pryor & Pascoe, P.C.; Denver David E. Leta Snell & Wilmer, LLP; Salt Lake City Harvey Sender Sender & Wasserman, P.C.; Denver Hon. Howard R. Tallman U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Colo.); Denver 12:15-1:45 p.m. Luncheon: GM/Chrysler Cases Sponsored by Faegre & Benson LLP, General Capital Partners, LLC, LECG, LLC and Onsager, Staelin & Guyerson, LLC

Hon. Elizabeth E. Brown, Moderator U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Colo.); Denver Martin J. Bienenstock Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP; New York Prof. Michael D. Sousa University of Denver College of Law; Denver James H.M. Sprayregen Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Chicago Frances M. Toole U.S. Department of Justice; Alexandria, Va. 1:45-3:15 p.m.

Delicate Arch Arches National Park, Utah

Consumer Workshop III: Divorce and Bankruptcy This group will address the murky intersection of bankruptcy and divorce law. Strategies on timing of the dissolution and bankruptcy, negotiating and drafting the terms of the separation agreements, and relief-from-stay issues will be discussed. Ellen R. Welner, Moderator George T. Carlson & Associates; Edgewood, Colo. Brian D. Johnson Ogden, Utah Hon. J. Stephen Phillips U.S. District Court; Denver Taya G. Sweeden The Sweeden Law Firm; Lakewood, Colo.


3:30-5:00 p.m. Straddling the Continental Divide at Rocky Mountain National Park: Ethical and Legal Challenges in Advising Boards of Directors of Distressed Companies (Large and Small) Annette W. Jarvis, Moderator Dorsey & Whitney LLP; Salt Lake City Thomas J. Allison Mesirow Financial Consulting, LLC; Chicago Daniel E. Armel Baymark Strategies LLC; Pasadena, Calif. Samuel A. Nolen Richards, Layton & Finger; Wilmington, Del. Alfredo R. Perez Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP; Houston

Sifting Through the Sands at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve: Ponzi Schemes in Bankruptcy Gil A. Miller, Moderator PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; Salt Lake City Hon. Sidney B. Brooks U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Colo.); Denver Tom H. Connolly Connolly, Rosania & Lofstedt, PC; Louisville, Colo. Bradford T. Dempsey Faegre & Benson LLP, Denver Peggy Hunt Dorsey & Whitney LLP; Salt Lake City Joel T. Marker McKay, Burton & Thurman; Salt Lake City 3:15-3:30 p.m Refreshment Break Sponsored by Chapman & Cutler LLP, Cordes & Company and Ireland, Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe, P.C.

Consumer Workshop IV: Threading the Needles District at Canyonlands National Park: Piercing the Veil of Securitization— an Aspect of Home Mortgage Law Reform The panel will explain the securitization model and discuss the impact it has on standing for motions for relief, and the potential for trustee actions under §544. Leading consumer mortgage expert O. Max Gardner will make a special appearance to field questions and explain this difficult topic. Stephen Berken, Moderator Berken & Associates; Denver Rudy J. Cerone McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC; New Orleans O. Max Gardner, III Gardner & Gardner PLLC; Shelby, N.C. Tara E. Gaschler The Gaschler Law Firm LLC; Denver Deanna L. Westfall Castle Meinhold & Stawiarski, LLC; Denver Kim R. Wilson Snow, Christensen & Martineau; Salt Lake City Maneuvering Around Delicate Arch at Arches National Park: Representing FamilyOwned and other Closely Held Businesses Lee M. Kutner, Moderator Kutner Miller Brinen, PC; Denver Duane H. Gillman Durham Jones & Pinegar; Salt Lake City Joel Laufer Laufer and Padjen LLC; Edgewood, Colo. Hon. Michael E. Romero U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Colo.); Denver Real Estate/Developers in Bankruptcy Michael J. Pankow, Moderator Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP; Denver J. Gregory Barrow General Capital Partners, LLC; Denver 5:00-7:00 p.m. Networking Reception Sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and Snell & Wilmer LLP

7:00 p.m. Optional Event: Colorado Avalanche vs. Nashville Predators Hockey Game


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ADVISORY BOARD Stephen E. Berken—Co-chair, Consumer Bankruptcy Education Berken & Associates; Denver Ellen R. Welner—Co-chair, Consumer Bankruptcy Education George T. Carlson & Associates Englewood, Colo. John F. Young—Sponsorship Coordinator Block, Markus & Williams, LLC Denver Gil A. Miller—Sponsorship Coordinator PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Salt Lake City

J. Thomas Beckett Parsons Behle & Latimer Salt Lake City Carl A. Eklund Ballard Spahr Andrews and Ingersoll LLP Denver Elizabeth K. Flaagan Faegre & Benson LLP Denver Duane H. Gillman Durham Jones & Pinegar Salt Lake City Danny C. Kelly Stoel Rives LLP Salt Lake City Lee M. Kutner Kutner Miller Brinen, PC Denver

David E. Leta Snell & Wilmer LLP Salt Lake City Michael J. Pankow Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, PC Denver John C. Smiley Lindquist & Vennum PLLP Denver D. Ray Strong LECG, LLC Salt Lake City Kimberley H. Tyson Ireland, Stapleton, Pryor & Pascoe, P.C. Denver

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CLE PROGRAMS THURSDAYJANUARY 21

FRIDAYJANUARY 22

Noon-1:45 p.m. ❏ Golden Spike National Historic Site: Linking East to West in the Rocky Mountain States: The National Focus of the U.S. Trustee Program

7:30-8:55 a.m. ❏ Breakfast with the Judges

1:45-3:15 p.m. (please select only one) ❏ Hot Springs, Bubbling Mudpots and Steaming Fumeroles at Yellowstone National Park: Hot Topics and Recent Developments ❏ Sifting Through the Sands at Great Sand

Dunes National Park and Preserve: Ponzi Schemes in Bankruptcy ❏ Navigating Angels Landing at Zion

National Park: The Art of Negotiation in Bankruptcy

9:00-10:30 a.m.

(please select only one)

❏ Consumer Workshop I: Best Practices—Avoiding

§523, §727 and Malpractice Claims/Ethics ❏ Cliff Dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park:

Financing Chapter 11s in Today’s Economy ❏ Real Estate/Developers in Bankruptcy ❏ Maneuvering Around Delicate Arch at Arches

National Park: Representing Family-Owned and other Closely Held Businesses 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

(please select only one)

❏ Consumer Workshop II:

Hot Topics in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 ❏ Navigating Angels Landing at Zion National

Park: The Art of Negotiation in Bankruptcy

3:30-5:00 p.m. (please select only one) ❏ Cliff Dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park: Financing Chapter 11s in Today’s Economy

❏ Hot Springs, Bubbling Mudpots and Steaming

❏ Straddling the Continental Divide at Rocky

❏ Climbing the Grand Staircase at Escalante

Mountain National Park: Ethical and Legal Challenges in Advising Boards of Directors of Distressed Companies (Large and Small) ❏ Climbing the Grand Staircase at Escalante

National Monument: Bankruptcy Remote Entities and Single-Asset Real Estate Bankruptcies

Fumeroles at Yellowstone National Park: Hot Topics and Recent Developments National Monument: Bankruptcy Remote Entities and Single-Asset Real Estate Bankruptcies 12:15-1:45 p.m. ❏ Luncheon: GM/Chrysler Cases 1:45-3:15 p.m.

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❏ Consumer Workshop III: Divorce and Bankruptcy ❏ Straddling the Continental Divide at Rocky

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Mountain National Park: Ethical and Legal Challenges in Advising Boards of Directors of Distressed Companies (Large and Small) ❏ Sifting Through the Sands at Great Sand Dunes

National Park and Preserve: Ponzi Schemes in Bankruptcy 3:30-5:00 p.m.

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❏ Consumer Workshop IV: Threading the Needles

District at Canyonlands National Park: Piercing the Veil of Securitization—an Aspect of Home Mortgage Law Reform ❏ Maneuvering Around Delicate Arch at Arches

National Park: Representing Family-Owned and other Closely Held Businesses ❏ Real Estate/Developers in Bankruptcy


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I N F O R M AT I O N HOTELACCOMMODATIONS The Westin Tabor Center, our host hotel, is located in the very heart of downtown Denver, within walking distance to the city’s finest shopping, cultural events, entertainment and historic sights. Popular destinations located nearby are Mile High Stadium, the U.S. Mint and the Denver Art Museum. A 90-minute drive will take you to world-class Rocky Mountain ski resorts, including Vail, Breckenridge and Keystone. The Westin provides guests luxurious amenities, including oversized guest rooms, a large indoor-outdoor pool and a fully equipped health club, complete with a racquetball court.

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Ground: Avis car rental discounts are available using Avis Worldwide discount number T312999. Call (800) 331-1600 or book online at www.avis.com.

CONFERENCEATTIRE Attire is business casual throughout the conference.

CANCELLATIONPOLICY All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by December 31, 2009. No refunds will be granted after December 31, but substitutions will be allowed. Upon written request within 30 days of the conference, a coupon for 20% off the registration fee (not including optional events) will be issued, which can be used (by the canceling registrant only) for any ABI educational program up to one year after this conference, or for this same conference next year. CONTINUINGEDUCATION Approval for approximately 9 hours of CLE credit, including 3 hours of ethics, is pending. CPE credit is also available; approval for 9 CPE credits, including 3 of ethics, is pending. Mark the appropriate box on the registration form. California MCLE–ABI certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 9.0 hours, of which 3 hours will apply to legal ethics. *ABI offers advanced level courses, which have no prerequisites for attendance. ABI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Ave. North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37219-2417, or www.nasba.org. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaints and refunds, please contact the American Bankruptcy Institute at (703) 739-0800. ABI acknowledges that in some instances there will be persons who need to attend an educational seminar for CLE credit who are not able to pay full registration fees. ABI will handle such instances on a case-by-case basis and will work with the individual on alternative solutions. For persons who cannot meet the full registration rate, ABI will offer a reduced rate based on what the individual can reasonably afford to cover of the cost of meals and materials. For persons unable to pay a reduced rate, we may allow the individual to work at our registration area for a few hours during attendee check-in, or assist in conference set-up. ABI also has reduced rates for government employees, professors, law clerks and students. For information on tuition assistance, send an e-mail to jdugas@abiworld.org.

n 2010 ROCKY MOUNTAIN BANKRUPTCY CONFERENCE

SPECIAL THANKS

We extend our special thanks to Thomson West Reuters for providing the printed educational materials and totebags, KPMG Corporate Finance LLC for the Conference notepads and pocket program agendas, BMC Group for the hotel key cards and Garden City Group, Inc. for the Conference lanyards.


www.abiworld.org/RMBC10

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44 Canal Center Plaza Suite 400 Alexandria, VA 22314

Up to 9.0 hours of CLE credit available, including 3 hours of Ethics!

Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference  

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