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


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. The Chef de Cuisine will custom-design a multi-course wine-pairing dinner enhanced by creative preparation and highlighted by seasonal ingredients.This event will sell out!
don't miss out!

CR3 Partners, LLC; Donlin Recano & Company, Inc.; East West Bank; Omni Management Group, Inc.; Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP; and Polsinelli.

$2,500 for a full-table
(includes 8 tickets)

$1,500 for a half-table
(includes 4 tickets)

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On September 16, ABI will be co-sponsoring 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.

register today!

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The ABI Endowment will be hosting the Mid- Atlantic Endowment Reception at the offices of Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP in Wilmington, Del., on Oct. 16. Thanks go to Barnes & Thornburg LLP; Gavin/Solmonese LLC; SSG Capital Advisors, LLC; Polsinelli; and Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP for sponsoring this event.



Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP (BGD) sponsored a special event on May 30 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., to support the ABI Endowment Fund. About 15 area bankruptcy lawyers were able to attend the event, which was held in BGD’s box. Those attending were able to watch the races and had access to an open bar and buffet dinner (which was covered by BGD). It was a stellar opportunity to develop collegiality in the bankruptcy bar and support the Endowment.


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Supporters gathered in late May at the historic Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., to raise funds for the ABI Endowment.

ABI thanks BGD for covering the costs of the event so that all remaining proceeds could go toward the Endowment. Special thanks also go to the following donors: Charity Bird (Kaplan Johnson Abate & Bird LLP), William P. Harbison (Seiller Waterman LLC), James R. Irving (BGD), Robert W. Keats (Chapter 7 Panel Trustee), Keith J. Larson (Seiller Waterman, LLC), Matthew R. Lindblom (Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC), Christopher Madden (BGD), Brian H. Meldrum (Kaplan Johnson Abate & Bird LLP), Emily L. Pagorski (Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC), Brian R. Pollock (Stites & Harbison PLLC), Andrew D. Stosberg (Middleton & Reutlinger), Bankruptcy Judge Alan C. Stout (W.D. Ky.) and April A. Wimberg (BGD).


Thank you to the following auction partipants at the Central States Bankruptcy Workshop:

Auction Donors: Carla Andres, Godfrey & Kahn SC (Green Bay, Wis.); E. Phillip Groben, Gensburg Calandriello & Kanter, P.C. (Chicago); Hon. Beth E. Hanan, U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D., Wis.); Jeffrey A. Hokanson, Ice Miller LLP (Indianapolis); Richard E. Kruger, Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss (Southfield, Mich.); Richard S. Lauter, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP (Chicago); Evelyn Melzter, Pepper Hamilton LLP (Wilmington, Del.); Richard D. Nelson, Cohen, Todd, Kite & Stanford, LLC (Cincinnati); and Hon. Mary Ann Whipple U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D., Ohio).

Auction Winners: Bernadette M. Barron, Barron Business Consulting (Chicago); Kayla D. Britton, Faegre Baker Daniels (Indianapolis); Steven B. Chaiken, Adelman & Gettleman, Ltd. (Chicago); Jeffrey A. Hokanson, Ice Miller LLP (Indianapolis); Richard E. Kruger, Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss (Southfield, Mich); Megan P. McKnight, Tealstone Law PLC (Royal Oak, Mich.) John Richard O'Connor, Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger LLP (Chicago); Stephanie S. Rimmer, Attorney at Law (Manitowoc, Wis.); Robert Quick, Honda of America Mfg., Inc. (Raymond, Ohio); and James Patrick Shea, Kolesar & Leatham (Las Vegas).

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

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

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 Resop – 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 – 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 – 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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