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Bernstein to present at national bankruptcy conference

Bloomfield Hills

Plunkett Cooney’s Banking, Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Practice Group Leader, Douglas C. Bernstein, will be among the featured speakers at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s (ABI) 15th Annual Central States Bankruptcy Workshop on June 12-15 in Traverse City .  

Bernstein will be one of four panel guests, including U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven W. Rhodes, speaking at the session, titled: “Strategies in Negotiating Financing Orders: How Can David Beat Goliath?” on Friday, June 13. The program will involve a candid conversation that reflects the point of views from the lender’s and borrower’s counsel, consultants and the bankruptcy court regarding negotiating financing orders as they relate to Chapter 11 matters.

Founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues, the ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, non-partisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. Including more than 11,500 attorneys, auctioneers, bankers, judges, lenders, professors, turnaround specialists, accountants and other bankruptcy professionals, ABI offers a forum for the exchange of ideas and information.

A member of the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office, Bernstein concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, loan restructuring and workouts, commercial loan documentation, bankruptcy, banking-related litigation and appeals.

Before joining Plunkett Cooney, Bernstein was employed by Michigan National Corporation as an attorney for over 20 years. He subsequently joined the Standard Federal Bank Legal Department when the bank merged with Michigan National Corporation in 2001.

For additional information or to register for the 15th Annual Central States Bankruptcy Workshop, visit the ABI web site at

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney is one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest full-service law firms with more than 150 attorneys in nine Michigan cities, Columbus , OH and Indianapolis , IN. The firm has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading, international directory of law firms.

For more information regarding Bernstein presenting at the 15th Annual Central States Bankruptcy Workshop in Traverse City , contact the firm’s Practice Development Manager, John Cornwell, at (248) 901-4008.

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