AUGUST 2019 VOL. 6, NO. 8
From the ABI Anthony H.N. Schnelling Endowment Fund


Join ABI in sunny Southern California for the Annual Winter Leadership Conference! The Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., is the setting for this year's annual program, which features topics designed for consumer and business practitioners, as well as financial advisors. As always, the conference provides numerous social and fun events where you can network and renew friendships with colleagues from around the nation and overseas.

Members who pledge or contribute at or above the Sustaining Member level ($2,000 and up) will be recognized at the final night dinner (Winter Soirée). There will also be an Endowment dessert reception following the Soirée, sponsored by Omni Management Group, Inc. The reception is an invitation-only event and will include new donors at the Sustaining Member level and up.

Winter Leadership Conference


Golf & Tennis Outing in New Jersey

On September 16, ABI will co-sponsor the Third Annual Golf and Tennis Outing with Garden State Credit Associates and the New York Institute of Credit at Cedar Hill Golf & Country Club in Livingston, N.J. Proceeds benefit the ABI Endowment. The picturesque course features “twin” par 3s, with the 10th playing straight downhill and the 16th recapturing the Clubhouse level. From the back tees, the course measures 6,447 yards and plays to a slope rated 129.

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Third Annual Golf & Tennis Outing


Western Region Endowment Wine Dinner

Join ABI on September 19 for what has become an elegant tradition benefitting the ABI Anthony H.N. Schnelling Endowment Fund. ABI is again joining forces with Upstairs 2 at Los Angeles’s premier wine purveyor — the Wine House — to bring you an unparalleled dining experience. Upstairs 2 promises an exceptional event, with wine and its marriage to food to be long-remembered. This event will sell out!

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Full-Table Sponsors:
Development Specialists, Inc; Omni Management Group, Inc.; Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP; Polsinelli; Smiley | Wang‑Ekvall; and Stretto.
Half-Table Sponsors:
CR3 Partners, LLC; Donlin Recano & Company, Inc.; and East West Bank.


Mid-Atlantic Endowment Reception

Kick off the 2019 Delaware Views from the Bench program by joining ABI for cocktails and appetizers the night before the conference at the Mid-Atlantic Endowment Reception. Network with colleagues and catch up with the local insolvency community on October 16 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the Wilmington offices of Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP. All proceeds benefit the Endowment Fund.

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Premium Sponsors:
Barnes & Thornburg LLP; Gavin/Solmonese; SSG Capital Advisors, LLC; and Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.
General Sponsors:
Polsinelli and Wilmington Trust.


Thanks go to all who participated in the Silent Auction held at the Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop earlier this month.

DONORS: Teresa C. Kohl (SSG Capital Advisors, LLC; West Conshohocken, Pa.) and Patricia A. Redmond (Stearns, Weaver, Miller, Weissler, Alhadeff & Sitterson, PA; Miami). 

WINNERS: Jennifer Agran (Addition Management; New York), Jill B. Bienstock (Cole Schotz PC; Hackensack, N.J.), Kirk B. Burkley (Bernstein-Burkley, PC; Pittsburgh), Howard Brod Brownstein (The Brownstein Corp.; Conshohocken, Pa.), Beth Friedman (KCC; New York), Ericka F. Johnson (Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP; Wilmington, Del.), Randa J. Karambelas (ToneyKorf Partners, LLC; New York), Peter B. McGlynn (Bernkopf Goodman LLP; Boston), Mark Podgainy (Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC; New York), William D. Sullivan (Sullivan Hazeltine Allinson LLC; Wilmington, Del.) and Jeremy P. VanEtten (Gavin/Solmonese LLC; Wilmington, Del.).


Looking for a unique way to give to the Endowment? Donating silent auction items is a great way to support the ABI Endowment Fund! Don’t know what to donate? Possible items have been selected and are available for purchase at under a special ABI Wish List. Pick out items now for silent auctions that will be held at upcoming summer conferences (find out more information at, and be sure to place your own bids at those conferences.

Participate in the 2019 Combined Federal Campaign

Contributions to the Anthony H.N. Schnelling Endowment Fund are tax-deductible. ABI is a 501(c)‌(3) tax-exempt organization. If you have been considering making a donation to the ABI Endowment Fund, you may benefit by making your contribution to Combined Federal Campaign #11391. Your funds will be used to support research and education on insolvency. Please consider contributing during the current campaign season (the 2019 CFC Open Season will run from Sept. 1 through Dec. 15). Please contact ABI Chief Financial Officer Kathy Sheehan at or (703) 739-0800 for more information.

New Donors Recognized

The Endowment Fund recognizes and thanks the following for reaching new levels of giving:

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Joseph R. Dunn
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, PC

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Joseph Richman
R2 Advisors, LLC

Levels of Support

Millennium Level
Contributions of $50,000 and above

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.

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Endowment Fund Development Committee

Vice President—Development:
Robert P. Reynolds
Reynolds, Reynolds & Little, LLC

Committee Members:
Steven M. Berman
Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Eric J. Fromme
Theodora Oringher, PC

Richard S. Lauter
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

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

Bradley D. Sharp
Development Specialists, Inc.

Christopher A. Ward

Donald A. Workman

Endowment Fund

Regional Endowment Chairs


Chair: Christopher A. Ward – Polsinelli
Sam J. Alberts – Dentons
Ryan G. Foley – Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
Charles Forman – LeClairRyan, PC
Neil B. Glassman – Bayard, P.A.
Thomas M. Horan – Fox Rothschild LLP
Warren Martin – Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, PC
Richard M. Meth
James E. Van Horn – Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Chair: Richard S. Lauter – Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Daniel A. DeMarco – Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP
James A. Lodoen – Lindquist & Vennum LLP
Claire Ann Richman – Steinhilber Swanson
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 – All Business Development Solutions, LLC

Chair: Kristina M. Johnson – Jones Walker LLP
Rudy J. Cerone – McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC
Craig M. Geno – Craig M. Geno, PLLC
James R. Irving – Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
Derek F. Meek – Burr & Forman LLP
James E. Smith – Williams Anderson PLC
Emily Campbell Taube – Burr & Forman LLP


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 – Summit Investment Management LLC
Edward J. Peterson, III – Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Postler, 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 – GlassRatner LLC
Thomas H. Grace – Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
Jordan A. Kroop – Perkins Coie LLP
John Penn – Perkins Coie LLP
Thomas J. Salerno – Stinson Leonard Street (US) LLP

Chair: Bradley D. Sharp – Development Specialists, Inc.
Matthew Gates – Duff & Phelps, LLC
Scott Gautier – Robins Kaplan
Mitch Ryan – Donlin, Recano & Company, Inc.

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