DECEMBER 2019 VOL. 6, NO. 12
From the ABI Anthony H.N. Schnelling Endowment Fund

A Night of Networking and Hockey

On Jan. 14, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is offering their suite at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla., to raise funds for the ABI Endowment. Attendees will watch the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the Los Angeles Kings, so be sure to save the date for this event! The hockey game takes place the night before the 44th Annual Alexander L. Paskay Memorial Bankruptcy Seminar, also happening in Tampa. We sold out for this event last year, so the time to act on this is now!

Equity Partners HG are on board as a sponsor as well. Firms donating $1,500 will receive two tickets to the suite, signage at the event, and recognition in the ABI Journal and online. Contact ABI Sales Manager Sharisa L. Sloan if you would like to support the Endowment by sponsoring this event. Individual tickets are $250.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. L.A. Kings


January 14, 2020
Amalie Arena • Tampa, Fla.

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Make a donation to the ABI Anthony H.N. Schnelling Endowment Fund by year’s end to receive a tax benefit. Checks mailed to a charity are considered delivered on the date that you mail them. In addition, you can pay by credit card online at, or call (703) 739-0800 by Dec. 31 for your donation to be considered tax-deductible for 2019. Donors at the Sustaining Member Level ($2,000) and up will be recognized at the ABI Annual Spring Meeting in Washington, D.C., on April 23-25, 2020 (registration information will be posted soon at The generous support we receive from our members and the insolvency community helps ABI achieve the Endowment’s goal of funding important bankruptcy research and educational activities. For questions about extended payment options, contact ABI Chief Financial Officer Kathy Sheehan at or (703) 739-0800 for more information.

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Contributions to the ABI Endowment are tax deductible. ABI is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

New Donors Recognized

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

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Alane A. Becket
Becket & Lee LLP

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Douglas L. Lutz
Frost Brown Todd LLC

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Thomas M. Horan
Fox Rothschild LLP

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Hon. Janet S. Baer
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ill.)

Silent Auction aT Mississippi Bar Conference

A silent auction was held in mid-November during the Mississippi Bar Conference. It was organized by Kristina M. Johnson of Jones Walker LLP. Winners included Thomas M. Hewitt of Butler Snow LLP, Charlene J. Kennedy, J. Walter Newman of Newman & Newman, Christopher R. Maddux of Butler Snow LLP and Wes Stover of the Law Offices of Wes Stover. Donors included Craig M. Geno of Craig M. Geno, PLLC, Kristina M. Johnson of Jones Walker LLP, Lentz & Little, PA of Gulfport, Miss., John D. Moore of James D. Moore & Associates and Reynolds, Reynolds & Little, LLC of Tuscaloosa, Ala.


An auction to benefit the Endowment was held in early December during ABI’s Winter Leadership Conference. Auction winners included Bernadette M. Barron of Barron Business Consulting, Paul H. Deutch of Omni Agent Solutions, Russell D. Garrett of Jordan Ramis PC, Jeffrey I. Golden of Weiland Golden Goodrich LLP, Thomas M. Horan of Fox Rothschild LLP, Hon. Laurel Myerson Isicoff of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida, Michael D. Napoli of Akerman LLP, Hon. Margaret M. Newell of the U.S. Department of Justice, Victor Owens of East West Bank, Martin Pichinson of Sherwood Partners, Inc., Mitchell Ryan of Donlin, Recano & Company, Inc., Fredric Sosnick of Shearman & Sterling LLP, Howard S. Steel of Goodwin Procter LLP, Lynn Lewis Tavenner of Tavenner & Beran, PLC, Ervin Terwilliger of Three Twenty-One Capital Partners, Eric E. Walker of Perkins Coie LLP, Christopher A. Ward of Polsinelli, Rory D. Whelehan of Whelehan Law Firm, LLC, Deborah D. Williamson of Dykema Gossett PLLC and Oliver Zurbel of BMC Group/SmartRoom.

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 – Forman Holt
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 – G2 Capital Advisors, 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 – Williams Mullen
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
Jordan A. Kroop – Perkins Coie LLP
John Penn – Perkins Coie LLP
Thomas J. Salerno – Stinson 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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