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NAFER
Phone
888-778-5933
Email
NaferStaff@NAFER.org
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http://nafer.org

Other Organizers

Axos Bank
Axos Bank

Speakers

  • Chip Hoebeke
  • David Blenkarn
  • Eric (Rick) S. Rein
  • Geoff Varga
  • Jesus M. Suarez
  • John Royle
  • Melanie L. Cyganowski
    Melanie L. Cyganowski
    Otterbourg PC | New York, NY

    Former Chief Bankruptcy Judge Melanie L. Cyganowski joined Otterbourg P.C. as a partner in 2008, after serving a full 14-year term as a Bankruptcy Judge in the Eastern District of New York. From November 29, 2005 through the end of her term, she was the Court’s Chief Judge. After graduating magna cum laude from the School of Law at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Melanie served as a law clerk to the late Hon. Charles L. Brieant, former Chief Judge in the Southern District of New York. Following her clerkship, Melanie was a litigator at Sullivan & Cromwell, and Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy.
    Melanie presently chairs Otterbourg’s Bankruptcy practice. She was recently appointed Receiver in SEC v. Platinum Partners, an alleged billion dollar fraud. She has also represented Official Committees of Unsecured Creditors in bankruptcy cases, including Escada and Quirky. Her other fiduciary appointments include (a) Chief Restructuring Officer and Temporary Operator of Brooklyn’s Interfaith Medical Center, a 287 bed acute care teaching hospital with ambulatory and out-patients clinics in the surrounding Bed-Stuy neighborhood, and (b) Patient Care Ombudsman in Orianna Health Systems, 21st Century Oncology and California Proton. Melanie has also represented the FDIC as Receiver in various bankruptcy cases; has served as the Auditor in connection with a consent judgment in a national matter; and is an arbitrator/mediator in numerous disputes, including Madoff, Lehman, Quebecor and Metaldyne. Last fall she mediated a dispute involving 19 State Attorney Generals and the Chapter 7 Trustee in ITT involving the issue of retention of student records.
    In 2014, Melanie was inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Bankruptcy. An author of numerous articles, she sits on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Practice & Law. Melanie is also a Fellow of the American and New York State Bar Foundations, and an adjunct professor of law at St. John’s University School of Law.

  • Michael I. Goldberg
  • Sophia Rolle-Kapousouzoglou
  • William Kowalski
Akerman LLP

Location

Akerman LLP
98 Southeast Seventh Street, Suite 1100 | Miami, FL 33131

Location 2

Miami Tower SkyLounge
100 SE 2nd Street, 42nd FL, Miami, FL 33131
Category

Date

Mar 05 2020
Expired!

Time

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

2020 Offshore International Conference

Our world is getting smaller every day. It’s no longer a question of if, but more likely when, you will work on a case involving international issues. And when that time comes, you want to be prepared with the resources, contacts and knowledge to effectively handle the complex nature of a case that expands US borders. There is no better place to equip yourself for the future than at NAFER’s International Conference.

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International Steward

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Hourly Schedule

Wednesday, March 4

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Welcome Reception

Thursday, March 5

8:50am - 9:50am
What’s New for Receivers Around the World?
This panel will be comprised of an exciting group of professionals both foreign and domestic. They will focus on new developments in statutory and case-law that impacts US receivers as they deal with actions and assets abroad. It’s an hour-long session designed to communicate the most important new developments in the field around the world! Brexit, China, and much, much more….
Speakers:
Eric (Rick) S. Rein, Jonathan Perlman (Producer), Michael I. Goldberg, Sophia Rolle-Kapousouzoglou
10:00am - 11:10am
Prognosticating the Next Wave of International Insolvency
Our 10 AM panel will be an exciting view into what this forward-thinking group of experts sees as the differences receivers will encounter when dealing with international issues during the next recession as opposed to 2008. The world has changed, crypto currency wasn’t an issue and the connections between insolvency professionals were much less developed. NAFER didn’t even exist!
Speakers:
Chip Hoebeke, David Blenkarn, Jesus M. Suarez, Robert Mosier (Producer)
11:30am - 12:30pm
Business Approach to Recovering Assets in an Illiquid Estate
Many cases begin with a lot of promise but little liquidity in an estate. This session will be led by experts who have successfully navigated the decision-making difficulties of how to proceed in an illiquid estate. They will discuss prudently making decisions, in what order to proceed, and how to move forward with necessary actions without cash.
Speakers:
Geoff Varga, John Royle, Melanie L. Cyganowski, William Kowalski
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Networking Lunch
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Extended Case Study
Our three-part interactive case simulation will be a hands-on deep delve into a complicated, multi- jurisdictional insolvency. Participants will not only gain a deeper understanding of the US receiver's role in these proceedings, but will also develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for the other parties to these matters. Come prepared to be creative and to argue your case!
Speakers:
Chip Hoebeke
Eric (Rick) S. Rein
Jonathan Perlman (Producer)
Jonathan Perlman (Producer)
Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. | Miami, FL
Jonathan E. Perlman is an equity partner and executive committee member at the Genovese Joblove & Battista Law Firm, with offices in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Tampa and Caracas, Venezuela, where he leads GJB’s Receivership, Class Action and Securities Litigation practice groups. Mr. Perlman has served as a Federal Court-Appointed Receiver in actions brought by the SEC, FTC and Florida Attorney General, and is responsible for having recovered millions of dollars for victims of fraudulent schemes, including the Creative Capital investment Ponzi scheme, the 321 Loans massive fraudulent debt relief operation, the All Dreams scheme defrauding consumers with false promises of “free” vacations, the Hispanic Global Way fraudulent weight loss product scheme, and the World Patent Marketing invention promotion services scam. Perlman sits on the board of directors of the National Association of Federal Equity Receivers (NAFER), where he also chairs NAFER’s Best Practices Committee and serves on its judicial outreach, annual conference and international committees. He is also a member of INSOL International. In addition to administering receiverships, Perlman’s practice focuses on fraudulent and deceptive practices, securities, franchising and accessibility litigation matters. Perlman is “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is a member of the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising and the International Franchise Association. The Franchise Times has repeatedly named him a “Legal Eagle,” recognizing the top 100 U.S. franchising attorneys, and has also been recognized numerous times in Who’s Who Among U.S. Attorneys, and as a “Super Lawyer” in Super Lawyer.
Michael I. Goldberg
Sophia Rolle-Kapousouzoglou
Chip Hoebeke
David Blenkarn
Jesus M. Suarez
Robert Mosier (Producer)
Robert Mosier (Producer)
Mosier & Company, Inc. | Costa Mesa, CA
Robert P. Mosier is President and Chief Executive Officer of Mosier & Company. His specialty since 1974 has been turnarounds and dissolutions. Total Court assignments exceed 600 cases in a variety of capacities ranging from President and CEO, Chief Responsible Officer, Receiver, Trustee, Examiner, Examiner with Expanded Powers, and Provisional Director. He has served as the Court’s own Referee, Special Master, and Expert Witness. Mr. Mosier has also served as a court-approved President & CEO of two Chapter 11 Debtors. Mr. Mosier is also a frequent lecturer on the subject of Receivership and insolvency.
Geoff Varga
John Royle
Melanie L. Cyganowski
Melanie L. Cyganowski
Otterbourg PC | New York, NY
Former Chief Bankruptcy Judge Melanie L. Cyganowski joined Otterbourg P.C. as a partner in 2008, after serving a full 14-year term as a Bankruptcy Judge in the Eastern District of New York. From November 29, 2005 through the end of her term, she was the Court’s Chief Judge. After graduating magna cum laude from the School of Law at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Melanie served as a law clerk to the late Hon. Charles L. Brieant, former Chief Judge in the Southern District of New York. Following her clerkship, Melanie was a litigator at Sullivan & Cromwell, and Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy. Melanie presently chairs Otterbourg’s Bankruptcy practice. She was recently appointed Receiver in SEC v. Platinum Partners, an alleged billion dollar fraud. She has also represented Official Committees of Unsecured Creditors in bankruptcy cases, including Escada and Quirky. Her other fiduciary appointments include (a) Chief Restructuring Officer and Temporary Operator of Brooklyn’s Interfaith Medical Center, a 287 bed acute care teaching hospital with ambulatory and out-patients clinics in the surrounding Bed-Stuy neighborhood, and (b) Patient Care Ombudsman in Orianna Health Systems, 21st Century Oncology and California Proton. Melanie has also represented the FDIC as Receiver in various bankruptcy cases; has served as the Auditor in connection with a consent judgment in a national matter; and is an arbitrator/mediator in numerous disputes, including Madoff, Lehman, Quebecor and Metaldyne. Last fall she mediated a dispute involving 19 State Attorney Generals and the Chapter 7 Trustee in ITT involving the issue of retention of student records. In 2014, Melanie was inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Bankruptcy. An author of numerous articles, she sits on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Practice & Law. Melanie is also a Fellow of the American and New York State Bar Foundations, and an adjunct professor of law at St. John’s University School of Law.
William Kowalski