In-Person Event

2024 Bankruptcy Institute – Full Day – Philadelphia

  • City:The CLE Conference Center, Wanamaker Building, 10th Flr., Suite 1010, Philadelphia, PA, 19107
  • Start Date:2024-10-25 09:00:00
  • End Date:2024-10-25 16:10:00
  • Length:
  • Level:Various
  • Topics:Bankruptcy

$429.00 []


Use this page to register for Full Day Philadelphia of the 2024 Bankruptcy Institute.
Use this link to register for AM Session Philadelphia ONLY.
Use this link to register for PM Session Philadelphia ONLY.

Outstanding topics, speakers & updates on recent developments in bankruptcy law in the Eastern & Middle Districts of Pennsylvania—plus quick hits on the top commercial and consumer cases of the year! 

Join us in-person in Philadelphia or virtually “anywhere” for a day of bankruptcy programming that includes targeted instruction and updates for both commercial and consumer bankruptcy practitioners who practice in the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania. 

Practice only consumer or commercial bankruptcy? Register for one of the half-day options. 

Have more of a broad expertise and practice in both sectors? Register for the full day, and dive into relevant and practical sessions designed to hit the topics that are trending and shaping today’s bankruptcy practice.  

Our agenda hits upon some of the hottest topics shaping today's practice.

Design your learning experience from the comfort of your home or office; you’ll receive:

• Insightful and timely programming
• Instruction, examples and updates from Judges, representatives of the U.S. Trustee’s office and top practitioners
• A quick-hits summary of the top commercial and consumer cases of the year
• Materials that will be a valuable resource to you all year long
• Answers to your questions 


Kara Gendron Esq.

Kara Gendron is co-owner of Mott & Gendron Law, located in Harrisburg, Pa.  In her spare time, she loves to explore nature – especially if it involves snorkeling – and hanging out with her four kids at Hershey Park or various sporting events.   Kara has been practicing bankruptcy law exclusively since 2001 and taught bankruptcy law at Widener Law School for several years.  She is board certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law and a certified bankruptcy court mediator.  In addition to her private bankruptcy law practice, she is a Chapter 7 Trustee and a Chapter 12 Trustee.  Kara is a Board Member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) and serves as NACBA’s Chair for the Circuit Leader Committee and this year’s planning committee for the annual Convention in Colorado Springs.  She is the Membership Relations Director for the American Bankruptcy Institute’s (ABI) Consumer Bankruptcy Committee and is an Advisory Board Member for ABI’s Consumer Practice Extravaganza (CPEX).  She is a Director for American Board of Certification (ABC), a Board member of the Middle District Bankruptcy Bar Association (MDBBA), an Advisory Board Member for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Court, and an Advisory Board Member for the American Bankruptcy Law Journal Advisory Board (ABLJ), which is published by the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ).

Jack Zaharopoulos Esq.

Jack is the Standing Chapter 13 Trustee for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.  He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and his J.D. from Marquette University Law School.  Prior to having been appointed as Trustee, Jack worked in private practice in Chicago, Illinois and, previously, as a staff attorney for the Chapter 13 Trustee in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for almost a decade.  He is licensed to practice law in Wisconsin, Illinois and Pennsylvania.  Jack is a member of the National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees (NACTT), a board member of the Attorney Advisory Committee for the Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and a director of the Middle District Bankruptcy Bar Association (MDBBA).  He is a speaker for the MDBBA, Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI) and Federal Bar Association (FBA).  Most recently, he has co-authored Reports and Reflections from Chapter 13 Standing Trustees in 2022 Regarding the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Their Courts and Their Responses to It, Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice  31 No. 1 J. Bankr. L. & Prac. NL Art. 2.  In his free time, Jack enjoys outdoor activities like skiing and running, and exploring the East Coast.

Matthew Kaslow Esq.

Matthew Kaslow concentrates his practice on corporate finance, restructuring, and bankruptcy matters, and related litigation for Blank Rome. He represents secured and unsecured creditors, creditors’ committees, liquidating trustees, and Chapter 11 debtors. He prosecutes and defends avoidance actions in large Chapter 11 cases and represents plaintiffs and defendants in commercial litigation in state and federal court. Prior to joining Blank Rome, Matt served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ashely M. Chan of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, legal intern for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, compliance extern for Endo International, law clerk for the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and judicial intern for the Honorable Mitchell S. Goldberg of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. During law school, Matt served as a symposium, note, and comment editor of the Temple Law Review, served as a research assistant, and was a member of the Rubin Public Interest Law Honor Society. Matt serves on the Executive Committee for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference as Treasurer and was a Commercial Problem Chair for the Conference’s 2019 Annual Forum,  Education Chair for the Conference’s 2022 Annual Forum, and Secretary for the Conference’s 2023 Annual Form. He presented at the 2022 Annual Forum’s program Ethics in Bankruptcy: Conflicts, Disinterestedness, and Representations to the Court. Matt also presented at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s 2019 Bankruptcy Institute, 2020 Bankruptcy in a Pandemic: What You Need to Know “Shark Tank”, and Bankruptcy Trends & Predictions for 2022: Updates on Automatic Stay Requirements Violations, Turnover Actions, & Police Powers programs. Matt is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and co-authored materials for its virtual Insol 2020 Conference “Views from the Bench: Mass Torts” program. He also co-authored an article published in the July 2021 ABI Journal titled “Fundamental Procedural Fairness: The Sine Qua Non for the Enforcement of Third-Party Releases Authorized in a Foreign Proceeding” and an article published in the June 2018 edition of Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law titled “New York Bankruptcy Courts Grapple with Territorial Limits of U.S. Bankruptcy Code.” He is a graduate of Temple University Beasley School of Law, JD, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif and The Pennsylvania State University, Schreyer Honors College, BS, with distinction. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and before the US District Courts of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Western District of Pennsylvania and Colorado. 

Michelle Lee Esq.

Ms. Lee-Lewis is an attorney at Dilworth Paxson. She was Senior Counsel at the Law Offices of Georgette Miller and Associates, P.C. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her law degree from Georgetown University. She is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Ms. Lee-Lewis has been a presenter at PBI’s 19th, 21st, and 22nd Annual Bankruptcy Institutes and Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference’s 27th and 31st Annual Forums. She is a member of the NBA Women’s Lawyer Division, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (“NACBA”), Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference, and a Board Member of the People’s Emergency Center.

Mark Conway

Judge Conway is a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania seated in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Prior to his appointment as a Bankruptcy Judge in 2021, Judge Conway was a solo practitioner where he primarily practiced bankruptcy law, representing debtors, creditors and trustees. His firm also engaged in a diverse general practice with an emphasis on commercial matters, estate planning, probate, banking, litigation, real estate, municipal matters, zoning and planning, incorporation, and commercial disputes. He was appointed to serve as a Chapter 7 Trustee in 1993 and as a Chapter 11 Subchapter V Trustee in 2020. Additionally, he has served as Treasurer of the Lackawanna County Bar Association, Zoning Hearing Board Solicitor, Planning Commission Solicitor and Borough Solicitor. He earned his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Scranton and his J.D. from the Temple University School of Law. In 1990 he also earned his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license. He began his career in Philadelphia, and eventually relocated to his hometown of Dunmore, Pennsylvania to raise his family. He is a proud father of seven (7) children.

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