2019 Education Information Coming Soon. 2018 Information Below.

Luncheon Program: Keynote Presentation by Pauline Brown

Wednesday, June 4, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Pauline Brown's career has been anything but a straight line. A Wharton graduate who began her business career as a Bain consultant, Pauline went on to work in corporate strategy for consumer-products companies (Estee Lauder and Avon), lead consumer-goods and retail investments for a private equity firm (The Carlyle Group), and advise emerging luxury brands as an independent investor and board member. She is the former Chairman of North American operations for LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton. It's an eclectic resume, but throughout her impressive career, three common threads emerge: creativity, authenticity and the need for continuous learning.


Plenary Session - Empty Boxes: Repurposing Real Estate Post-Bankruptcy 

Wednesday, June 6, 1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Brian F. Gleason, Phoenix Management Services, LLC

Michael S. Goodman, SSG Capital Advisors, LLC

Elizabeth Kulik, Ankura Consulting Group

Mary Seymour, Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Joshua M. Olshin, Auction Advisors


Bankruptcy Judges' Roundtable

Wednesday, June 6  I  3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  

Moderator: Adam Isenberg, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Honorable Kevin J. Carey, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware

Honorable Robert A. Gordon, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Maryland

Honorable Jean K. FitzSimon, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Honorable Rosemary Gambardella, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey

Honorable Jerrold N. Poslusny, Jr., U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey


Breakfast Program: Economists' Panel

Thursday, June 7  I  8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.  

Moderator: Dan Stella, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Gus Faucher, The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

James Marple, TD Bank, N.A.

Satyam Panday, S&P Global Inc.


Concurrent Sessions:

Thursday, June 7, 9:50 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


A. All in the Family: Dealing With the Distressed Closely-Held or Family-Owned Businesses

Moderator: Stephen B. Gerald, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP

Glenn S. Bernabeo, Griffin Financial Group LLC

Harry Giacometti, Flaster/Greenberg PC

Wanya du Preez, Deloitte CRG

Matthew Kerzner, Eisner Amper


B. And That’s the Bottom Line: Current Insights from Leading Lenders

Moderator: Inez M. Markovich, Spruce Law

Randi Hershgordon, Context Business Lending, LLC

Ron Kerdasha, MB Business Capital

Patrick Palcic, Bibby Financial Services (USA) Inc.

Mark Seigel, Veritas Financial Partners


C. No Merit: Key Updates from the Third Circuit and Beyond

Patti Jefferson, Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

Stephen V. Falanga, Walsh Pizzi O'Reilly Falanga LLP

Jaime Luton Chapman, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor

Colin Robinson, Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones

Eric Scherling, Cozen O'Connor


Wednesday, June 6

9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Registration Open
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Luncheon Program: Keynote Presentation by Pauline Brown
1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Plenary Session – Empty Boxes: Repurposing Real Estate Post-Bankruptcy
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Coffee & Networking Break
3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Bankruptcy Judges' Roundtable
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Bankruptcy Judges’ Cocktail Reception**
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Opening Cocktail Party 
7:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. TMA NextGen Dinner*
9:30 p.m. - Midnight Late Night Networking Party
Thursday, June 7  
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Breakfast Program: Economists’ Panel
9:30 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. Coffee & Networking Break
9:50 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  • All in the Family: Dealing With the Distressed Closely-Held or Family-Owned Business
  • And That’s the Bottom Line: Current Insights from Leading Lenders
  • No Merit: Key Updates from the Third Circuit and Beyond
Noon - 4:00 p.m. TMA NOW Event Luncheon & Spa Networking Event*
Noon - 3:00 p.m. Viking Cooking School*
Noon - 5:00 p.m. Golf Outing*
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Skeet Shooting Event*
5:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Gala Cocktail Reception
9:30 p.m. - Midnight Closing Reception

*Additional fee to attend
**By invitation only

Agenda subject to change.



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