ABI Releases Guide to Bankruptcy Mediation
American Bankruptcy Institute. January 25, 2005.
(ALEXANDRIA, Virginia) — The American
Bankruptcy Institute announces the publication of a guide for
attorneys and clients on mediation to resolve disputes arising in
bankruptcy cases. ABI Guide to Bankruptcy Mediation is written by
three leading experts in the field: Hon. Erwin I. Katz (ret.) of
Erwin I. Katz Ltd.
(Chicago), Hon. Lisa Hill Fenning (ret.) of Dewey Ballantine LLP
(Los Angeles) and Jacob Aaron Esher of Riley & Esher LLP (Cambridge,
Mass.). Each is the past chair of ABI’s Alternative Dispute
The Guide explains why, when and how mediation can be applied in
bankruptcy cases. Clients will find it to be both comprehensive and
accessible. For attorneys, it also provides “how to” guidance with
respect to the most common kinds of mediation issues that arise in
bankruptcy cases. Suggested procedures adapted to the particular
requirements of bankruptcy cases, as well as convenient checklists
and cross references to other bankruptcy-related mediation
resources, are also included.
The Mediation Guide is available for purchase ($10 for ABI members;
$20 for non-members) through ABI’s online bookstore at
Rail Mileva at (703)
739-0800 for more information on this guide.
American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) is the largest
multi-disciplinary, non-partisan organization dedicated to research
and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in
1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of
bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes over 10,300
attorneys, accountants, bankers, judges, professors, lenders,
turnaround specialists and other bankruptcy professionals providing
a forum for the exchange of ideas and information.
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