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Endowment Newsletter
June 2015
Vol. 2, No. 6
Midwest Wine Dinner at BIN 36
The First Annual ABI Midwest Wine dinner was held at BIN 36 in Chicago on May 20. The multi-course wine-pairing dinner was held in conjunction with ABI’s Litigation Skills Symposium and honored the four ABI Past Presidents from Chicago: Brian L. Shaw (2014-15), Melissa Kibler Knoll (2010-11), Keith J. Shapiro ( 2000-11) and Robert M. Fishman (1997-98). ABI thanks ASK LLP, BMS, Bryan Cave LLP, Dykema Gossett PLLC, Development Specialists, Inc., Freeborn & Peters LLP, Gavin/Solomonese LLC, GCG, Greenber Traurig, LLP, and Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC for sponsoring this event. A special thanks to Richard S. Lauter and the Midwest Regional Endowment Committee for organizing the event.

There was also a silent auction held in conjunction with the event. Thank you to the following who donated items for the auction: Hon. Janet S. Baer (U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division), Bernadette Barron (Barron Business Consulting), Amy & Ted Gavin (Gavin/Solmonese LLC ), Jeana L. Goosmann (Goosmann Law Firm), Richard S. Lauter (Freeborn & Peters LLP), James A. Lodoen (Lindquist & Vennum LLP), Claire Ann Resop (Steinhilber, Swanson & Resop) and Michael P. Richman (Hunton & Williams LLP), Brian J. Soper (BMS) Mark G. Stingley (Bryan Cave LLP) and Scott Y. Stuart (GCG).

2015 Yoder Golf Outing

2015 Yoder Golf Outing

Bankrupt Talent @LePoisson Rouge

Upcoming Events

Sept. 24: 10th Annual Golf & Tennis Outing at the Montammy Country Club in Alpine, N.J. Jointly hosted by ABI, the New York Institute of Credit, and the Northeast Chapter of the International Factoring Association, the event will include a shotgun golf tournament and a tennis tournament, followed by cocktails, dinner, and awards. Register here.

Montammy Country Club

Endowment News

Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop Advisory Board Achieves 100 Percent Endowment Participation
The advisory board for the Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop has once again distinguished itself by achieving 100 percent participation in giving to the Anthony H.N. Schnelling Endowment Fund. The campaign was spearheaded by Robert P. Reynolds (Reynolds, Reynolds & Little). This is the best performance of any program board for the third year in a row! ABI thanks them for their generous support and stellar example.

Silent Auction at Alabama Bankruptcy at the Beach
The Southeast Regional Endowment Fund Committee organized a silent auction at Alabama Bankruptcy at the Beach in June to benefit the Anthony H.N. Schnelling Endowment Fund. Thank you to the following who donated items for the auction: Alabama Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section, Richard P. Carmody (Adams and Reese LLP), Joe A. Joseph (Burr & Forman LLP), Jennifer B. Kimble (Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A.), Justin B. Little (Reynolds, Reynolds & Little LLC), Robert P. Reynolds (Reynolds, Reynolds & Little LLC) and R. Scott Williams (Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A.).

Silent Auction

Donating silent auction items is a great way to support the Endowment! Don’t know what to donate? Possible items have been selected and are available for purchase at under a special ABI Wish List. Look for the silent auction this summer at upcoming conferences such as the 21st Annual Northeast Bankruptcy Conference, the 20th Annual Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop and the 11th Annual Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop.

Levels of Support

Millennium Level
Contributions of $50,000 & higher

30th Anniversary Circle
Contributions of $30,000 – $49,999

Century Council Member
Contributions of $25,000 – $29,999

Contributions of $20,000 – $24,999

Contributions of $15,000 – $19,999

Lifetime Member
Contributions of $10,000 – $14,999

Contributions of $5,000 – $9,999

Sustaining Member
Contributions of $2,000 – $4,999

Leadership Club
Contributions of $1,000 – $1,999

Contributions of $100 – $999

Pledges at the Leadership Club level and up
are payable over up to five years.

Endowment Fund
Development Committee

Vice President—Development:
Edward T. Gavin
Gavin/Solmonese LLC

Committee Members:
Lisa Beckerman
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Kelly Beaudin Stapleton
Alvarez & Marsal

Richard S. Lauter
Freeborn & Peters LLP

Jerry M. Markowitz
Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty + Hartog, P.A.

Robert P. Reynolds
Reynolds, Reynolds & Little, LLC

Mitch Ryan
Donlin, Recano & Co., Inc.

Regional Endowment Chairs

Chair: Christopher A. Ward – Polsinelli
Sam J. Alberts – Dentons
Neil B. Glassman – Bayard, P.A.
Thomas M. Horan – Womble Carlyle
Sandridge & Rice, LLP

Richard M. Meth – Fox Rothschild LLP

Co-Chair: Claire Ann Resop – Steinhilber,
Swanson & Resop

Co-Chair: Mark G. Stingley – Bryan Cave
Daniel A. DeMarco – Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP
Reginald W. Jackson – Vorys, Sater, Seymour
and Pease LLP

Richard S. Lauter – Freeborn & Peters LLP
James A. Lodoen – Lindquist & Vennum LLP
Scott Y. Stuart – GCG
Sheryl L. Toby – Dykema Gossett PLLC

New England
Chair: Jeffrey T. Varsalone – CBIZ MHM, LLC

New York Metro
Co-Chair: Lisa G. Beckerman – Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Co-Chair: Allen D. Wilen – EisnerAmper LLP

Rocky Mountain
Co-Chair: Annette W. Jarvis – Dorsey
& Whitney LLP

Lynne Long – Summit Investment
Management LLC

Chair: Robert P. Reynolds – Reynolds,
Reynolds & Duncan, LLC

Larry R. Ahern III – Brown & Ahern
Chip Bowles – Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP

Richard P. Carmody – Adams and Reese LLC
Rudy J. Cerone – McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC
Mac D. Finlayson – Eller & Detrich, PC
Craig M. Geno – Craig M. Geno, PLLC
Stephen P. Wheelis – Wheelis & Rozanski, APLC
R. Scott Williams – Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A.

Chair: Jerry Markowitz – Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty
& Hartog, P.A.

Terri L. Gardner – Nelson Mullins Riley
& Scarborough, LLP

Neil C. Gordon – Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
Jennifer McLemore – Christian & Barton, LLP
Jennifer M. Meyerowitz – Epiq Systems, Inc.
Edward J. Peterson, III – Stichter, Riedel, Blain &
Prosser, PA

Lynn Lewis Tavenner – Tavenner & Beran, PLC
Glenn Thompson – Hamilton Stephens Steele &
Martin, PLLC

Texas & Southwest
Co-Chair: Jason S. Brookner – Gray Reed
& McGraw, PC

Co-Chair: Scott Van Meter – Berkeley Research
Group, LLC

Thomas H. Grace – Vorys, Sater, Seymour
and Pease LLP

Jordan A. Kroop – Perkins Coie LLP
John Penn – Perkins Coie LLP
Thomas J. Salerno – Gordon Silver

Co-Chair:  Mitch Ryan – Donlin Recano
& Company, Inc.

Co-Chair: Eve H. Karasik – Klee, Tuchin,
Levene Neale Bender Yoo & Brill

Matthew Gates – Duff & Phelps, LLC
Scott Gautier – Robins Kaplan LLP

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