Speaking Engagement

First-Day Issues

ABI 2024 Complex Financial Restructuring Program

The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans
921 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70112

Blank Rome partners Michael B. Schaedle and Paige Barr Tinkham will serve as speakers at the American Bankruptcy Institute (“ABI”) 2024 Complex Financial Restructuring Program (“CFRP”), being held in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Monday, March 18, 2024, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., with a networking reception to follow.


This year’s CFRP will provide the insights needed to solve problems pre-bankruptcy and beyond. Seasoned professionals and ABI “40 Under 40” program alumni comprise the expert faculty, who will present competing plans and take on the biggest issues of the Caesars bankruptcy case.


In Michael and Paige’s session, “First-Day Issues,” taking place from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., panelists will discuss first-day motions and considerations from the perspective of a particular party in a bankruptcy case. Paige will represent a lender.


  • Moderator: Eric J. Fromme, ArentFox Schiff LLP | Los Angeles
  • Moderator: Michael B. Schaedle, Blank Rome LLP | Philadelphia
  • Heath Gray (Debtor), FTI Consulting, Inc. | New York
  • Michael Katzenstein (Debtor), FTI Consulting, Inc. | New York
  • R. Stephen McNeill (Landlord), Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP | Wilmington, DE.
  • Kelly E. Singer (Residents), Squire Patton Boggs | Phoenix
  • Paige E. Tinkham (Lender), Blank Rome LLP | Chicago

Other program sessions include:

  • Capital Structure
  • Negotiation and Strategic Issues
  • Real Estate
  • Confirmation

CLE credit is available.

For more information and to register, please visit the program webpage.