Great Debates

Make sure you stick around for the final educational program of the NCBJ Annual Meeting: Three Great Debates on Hot Topics (with a Twist). This program will consist of three very accomplished professional pairs addressing three topical issues from the insolvency world. But, you say, what is “the twist?” The twist is that each of the three debate pairs is married to each other and they will be giving us the chance to take a peek at what their breakfast table discussion might be like on a Saturday morning.

Our first debate pair is Bankruptcy Judge Paul Singleton from the Northern District of Indiana debating his wife, Judge Stephanie Steele from the Indiana Superior Court. Their debate addresses the following:
Resolved: State Court Judges and Bankruptcy Judges should communicate, even collaborate, or cooperate, when their cases intersect.

Our second debate pair is the delightful and always entertaining law firm and real-life married partners Claire Ann Richman and Michael Richman, from Richman, Steinhilber, Swanson in Madison, Wisconsin. Claire Ann and Michael will be debating the following:
Resolved: The Bankruptcy Code does not prohibit secured creditors from making gifts to other parties in interest to further chapter 11 objectives.

Our third and final debate pair is everyone’s favorite Floridian bankruptcy power couple, Trish Redmond from Redmond, Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson and Jerry Markowitz, from Markowitz Ringel Trusty & Hartog in Miami. They will debate the following topic that addresses both Bankruptcy and State Court law:
Resolved: A small business debtor reorganization under subchapter V of chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code provides better benefit to all stakeholders than an assignment for the benefit of creditors.

We look forward to seeing you all for this fun conclusion to the 2023 Annual Meeting Saturday, October 14, 2023, from 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.