MAY 2021 VOL. 8, NO. 5
From the ABI Anthony H.N. Schnelling Endowment Fund

Save the Date for A Tequila-Tasting at the Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop

This summer, the ABI Endowment will be hosting its first in-person fundraiser in more than a year: a tequila-tasting for registrants of the Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop, being held July 29-Aug. 1 in Palm Beach, Fla. This special event for workshop attendees, which will include margaritas and sangrias, will take place from 8:00-9:30 p.m. July 30 at The Breakers hotel. Tickets are $150 per person, and proceeds benefit the Endowment. Those currently registered for the Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop can add this event as an optional event on their online registration. Thanks go to Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP for sponsoring this event. For more information (including details about becoming a sponsor), please contact Sharisa Sloan.


Spirit of Wine

The Breakers Palm Beach

ABI Endowment Receives Residual Funds in Rockies Case

The ABI Endowment Fund is grateful to Jason S. Brookner (Gray Reed & McGraw LLP; Dallas) for directing $25,264.89 in residual funds to the ABI Endowment in the Rockies chapter 11 case, Rockies Region 2007 Limited Partnership, Case No. 18-33514. The case is pending before Hon. Stacey G. C. Jernigan in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Jason S. Brookner photo
Jason S. Brookner

Pursuant to applicable local rules, a chapter 11 liquidating plan may provide that any unclaimed funds may be redistributed to a tax-exempt, nonprofit, nonreligious organization identified in the plan or disclosure statement accompanying the plan. Designating the ABI Endowment as a charity in chapter 11 liquidation plans is a great way to have undistributed funds benefit insolvency research.

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30th Anniversary Circle
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Century Council Member 
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Contributions of $20,000 – $24,999

Contributions of $15,000 – $19,999

Lifetime Member
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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:
Christopher A. Ward

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

Dawn M. Cica
Carlyon Cica Chtd.

Eric J. Fromme
Theodora Oringher, PC

Bradley D. Sharp
Development Specialists, Inc.

Donald A. Workman

Endowment Fund

Regional Endowment Chairs


Chair: Donald A. Workman – BakerHostetler
Charles Forman – Forman Holt
Neil B. Glassman – Bayard, P.A.
Thomas M. Horan – Cozen O’Connor
Warren Martin – Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, PC
Richard M. Meth
James E. Van Horn – Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Chair: Lisa Vandesteeg – Levenfeld Pearlstein & Smith LLC
Daniel A. DeMarco – Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP
Richard S. Lauter – Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
James A. Lodoen – Lindquist & Vennum LLP
Claire Ann Richman – Steinhilber Swanson LLP
Sheryl L. Toby – Dykema Gossett PLLC

New England
Chair: Jeffrey T. Varsalone – G2 Capital Advisors, LLC

New York Metro
Chair: Elyssa S. Kates – BakerHostetler

Rocky Mountain
Co-Chair: Annette W. Jarvis – Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Co-Chair: Lynne Long – Conway MacKenzie

Chair: Kristina M. Johnson – Jones Walker LLP
Rudy J. Cerone – McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC
Craig M. Geno – Craig M. Geno, PLLC
James R. Irving – Dentons Bingham Greenebaum
Derek F. Meek – Burr & Forman LLP
James E. Smith – Barber Law Firm
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 – Stretto
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.
K. Kevin Otus – Onyx Asset Advisors, LLC
Randye B. Soref – Polsinelli

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