conference schedule

Conference Schedule

LOYOLA IX SYMPOSIUM April 28-29, 2022

April 28, 2022
The Pacific Club
TIMEACTIVITYLOCATION
3:00pm to 6:00pmRegistration Open
4:30pm to 5:30pmBoard of Directors Welcome Reception
5:30pm to 7:15pmWelcome Dinner
7:15pm to 8:15pmKeynote Speaker Christopher Thornberg, Beacon Economics
April 29, 2022
Hyatt Regency John Wayne
7:00am to 4:00pmRegistration and ExhibitsPacific Ballroom Foyer
7:30am to 8:30amNetworking BreakfastMonarch Pavilion
8:30am to 8:45amExhibit Hall OpenPacific Ballroom I
8:45am to 9:45amSymposium Welcome

Keynote Speaker Hon. Judge Mitchell Beckloff
Pacific Ballroom II & III
9:45am to 10:00amNetworking BreakPacific Ballroom I
10:00am to 11:00amCalifornia Judges Panel

A distinguished panel of California Judges will participate in a one-hour question/answer session about what they see as some of the best practices for receivers and attorneys. Learn from a judicial perspective as to the do’s and don’ts to enhance your practice. What pre-filing considerations should be made to maximize your chances of getting a receiver appointed? What pitfalls can be avoided by receivers to maximize your chances of successfully navigating a receivership estate? Does the receiver have any “inherent” powers that do not need to be spelled out in the Appointment Order, or is it better to spell out every one of the receiver’s powers, duties, and responsibilities in the Appointment Order? What considerations go into allowing the Receiver the authority to market and sell real or personal property? You’ll also have an opportunity to ask questions of the panel during this “don’t miss” presentation.

Panelists:
Hon. Judge Huey P. Cotton Jr., California Superior Court Los Angeles; Hon. Judge Meredith Jury (Ret.); Hon. Judge Harry Jay Ford III, California Superior Court Los Angeles.

Moderator:
Robert Mosier, Esq.
Pacific Ballroom II & III
11:00am to 11:15amNetworking BreakPacific Ballroom I
11:15am to 12:30pmLuncheon with Hosted Table Topic Discussions:

This popular lunchtime networking and discussion forum is back, offering opportunities for you to participate in a multitude of different topical discussions. Choose from a wide array of subjects and dine with colleagues who share your particular interest. You are free to move about to different tables at your discretion.
Monarch Pavilion
Concurrent Sessions
12:40pm to 1:40pmBreakout 1A – Receiverships 101: Learn From The Pros

Don’t miss this accomplished and knowledgeable panel discussing the foundational aspects of receiverships. From the order of appointment to the filing of the final account and report, this panel will cover the most important topics every receiver should know, and the pitfalls to avoid.

Panelists:
Ben King, Loeb & Loeb; Jarrett Osborne-Revis, Buchalter; Scott Sackett, Fiduciary Management Technologies

Moderator:
Ryan Baker, Douglas Wilson Companies
Pacific Ballroom II
Breakout 1B – When Breaking Up Is (Too) Difficult, Think About Calling A Receiver Or Partition Referee

The panelists will discuss the situations in which the appointment of a receiver or a partition referee should be considered, as well as the benefits and other factors to take into consideration. In addition, the discussion will include a review of recent decisions and legislation that may have an impact on pending and future matters involving partnerships or partition matters. In order to make the program more interesting for the audience, questions will be solicited in advance, and to the extent time permits, an interactive discussion will take place.

Speakers:
Byron Moldo, Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP; Kyra Andrassy, Smiley Wang-Ekvall, LLP; Steve Donnell, FedReceiver, Inc.
Pacific Ballroom III
1:40pm to 2:00pmNetworking BreakPacific Ballroom I
2:00pm to 3:00pmBreakout 2A – Using Receiverships to Manage, Operate, Restructure and Sell Going Concerns

The panel will discuss, analyze, provide insight and compare strategies for using receiverships in lieu of bankruptcy proceedings to manage, operate, restructure, and sell assets or businesses as a going concern, free and clear of liens and encumbrances.

Panelists:
Christopher Celentino, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP; William B. Freeman, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP; Richard Munro, Invenz, Inc.; Joel B. Weinberg, Insolvency Services Group, Inc.

Moderator:
Richard Golubow, Winthrop Golubow Hollander
Pacific Ballroom II
Breakout 2B – The Ins and Outs of Hospitality, Restaurants, and Liquor License Receiverships

Speak with the experts. Learn the tricks, strategies, and legal nuances for preserving, maintaining, and (where necessary) selling hotels, restaurants, and liquor licenses through receiverships.

Speakers:
David Kieffer, Stapleton Group; Dennis Gemberling, Perry Group International; Michael Brewer, Alcoholic Beverage Consulting Services; Michael Muse-Fisher, Buchalter
Pacific Ballroom III
3:10pm to 4:10pmBreakout 3A – Office and Retail: Where It’s At and Where It’s Going

This panel of experts will discuss the intricacies of the current commercial retail and office real estate market as well as the effects it has on the receivership industry. Panelists will also discuss the current status of receiverships in the retail and office space and where our experts see the market going.

Speakers:
Mark Birnbaum, Perkins Cole; Alexander Quinn, Jones Lang-LaSalle; Michele Vives, Douglas Wilson Companies
Pacific Ballroom II
Breakout 3B – Receivership and Receiver Liability for Taxes

The program will present taxation issues for receiverships with a focus on receivership liability for taxes and the potential for a receiver to have personal liability for taxes. Topics will include a receiver’s responsibility for filing tax returns, the appointment order, Qualified Settlement Funds, priority of income taxes incurred during the receivership, DOJ Tax Division Directive No. 137 providing priority for claims of investor/victims, and closing agreements with the taxing authorities.

Speakers:
David M. Agler, Law Offices of David M. Agler; Dominic LoBuglio, CPA; Kevin Singer, Receivership Specialists; Sue Tomlinson, Crowe Horwath
Pacific Ballroom III
4:20pm to 5:20pmBreakout 4A – In A World Of Few Options, Receivership Becomes The Solution

Learn about Cannabis Receiverships (and their unique particularities) as an alternative to bankruptcy for cannabis related businesses.

Panelists:
Blake Alsbrook, Ervin Cohen & Jessup; Jeff Ghitman, New World Markets; Peter Ingersoll, Safe Harbour Equities, Inc.; Josh Mandel, Akerman LLP

Moderator:
Richard Ormand, Buchalter
Pacific Ballroom II
Breakout 4B – Receivers In Bankruptcy: Strangers In A Strange Land

This panel will cover the Bankruptcy Code provisions that are relevant to keeping a receiver in place when the defendant files a bankruptcy to dispossess the receiver. The panelists will share strategy and tricks of the trade.

Speakers:
Gerard Keena, Bay Area Receivership Group; Randy Michelson, Michelson Law Group; Ron Oliner, Duane Morris LLP
Pacific Ballroom III
5:30pm to 8:00pmMexican Fiesta

Join your colleagues for some post-symposium fun!
Monarch Pavilion