8.30 am

Registration Log-In Opens

9.10 – 10.00 am

Industry Brief

Restructuring Review, What’s Different Today!

Session to share most pressing subjects (role of restructuring director, third-party releases, etc.) as well as predictions given the current challenges – from rising interest rates to economic slowdown.


Kyle J. Ortiz, Partner, Togut, Segal & Segal, LLP


Benjamin S. Beller, Special Counsel, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Jordan Bryk, Managing Director, Marathon Asset Management LP
Richard Klein, Senior Managing Director, Hilco Corporate Finance
Sharon F. Manewitz, Principal & Executive Director, Manewitz Weiker Associates

10.00 – 10.45 am

Sector Brief

Real Estate: What’s Next

Experts offer insights on the effect of rising interest rates and pockets of opportunities.


Andy Graiser, Co-President, A&G Realty Estate Partners


Terrence Grossman, Partner, AlixPartners
Sondra C. Wenger, Senior Managing Director, Head of Commercial Real Estate, Americas, CBRE Investment Management
Rick Allendorf, Partner, Global Head Real Estate, Paul Hastings LLP
Gary Gordon, Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey’s Real Estate, Lodging & Leisure Group

10.45 – 11.00 am

Refreshment Break: Courtesy of A&G Real Estate Advisors

11.15 – 12.00 pm

Sector Brief

Healthcare: What’s Next

Experts update on fragile and fragmented healthcare system in the post-covid era.


Samuel R. Maizel, Chair, Distressed Health Care, Dentons, LLP (US)


Cynthia Romano, Global Director, Restructuring and Dispute Resolution Practice, CohnReznick LLP
Andrew Sherman, Member of the Firm, Sills Cummis & Gross PC
Ronald Winters, Principal, Gibbins Advisors
Andrew M. Troop, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

12.00 – 1.15 pm

Networking Lunch

1.30 – 2.20 pm

Deals Brief

Distressed M&A: Deals and Steals

Acquiring assets under Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings – from valuations,
challenge of due diligence, and financing.


Matthew C. Fagen, P.C., Kirkland & Ellis LLP


Jamie Edmonson, Partner, Robinson + Cole
Kathleen Lauster, Sr. Managing Director, Ankura Capital Advisors
Mark E. Chesen, Founding Partner & Managing Director, SSG Capital Advisors
Michael F. Thomson, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP

2.30 pm

Forum Meeting Adjourns

6.30 pm

Networking Gala and Dinner Celebrations

Transactions of the Year, awards
Outstanding Firms of the Year, awards
Leaders & Professionals, awards (recipients must personally participate).

WINNERS are officially announced at the staged gala ceremony following dinner, and as years prior must participate to accept their prized, custom trophies.