to Boston

June 5-8, 2019

Join AIRA at AC19 for 4 days of in–depth education that includes two all–day seminars and 18 presentations on the latest developments and trends in Bankruptcy and Restructuring.

In addition to its outstanding educational program, AC19 offers a dynamic context to enjoy other benefits of the conference and its setting! Participants can connect with peers and make new contacts during the many networking opportunities and 5 optional excursions that will showcase the best of Boston!

Boston is a quintessential blend of colonial history and cutting-edge innovation. From the charming cobblestones of Beacon Hill, to the civic landmarks along the Black Heritage Trail and Freedom Trail, to the iconic grounds of Harvard University and Fenway Park, Boston is a treasure trove of Americana.

Conference Session

Earn up to

20 CPE/16.75 CLE, including 1.5/1.25 of ethics credit*

(*Includes Pre-conference and Annual Conference. CLE based on a 60–minute hour)

Conference Hotel

Fairmont Copley Plaza

Centrally located in Boston’s historic Back Bay, Fairmont Copley Plaza is steps away from the Boston Public Library, historic Beacon Hill, and the Freedom Trail. The historic landmark Back Bay hotel is a luxury four diamond property and has been a symbol of the city's rich history and elegance since its gala opening in 1912.

AIRA’s room block consists of an assortment of Fairmont Rooms (1 queen bed) and Deluxe Rooms (1 King bed or 2 double beds). To qualify for the group nightly rate of $355 Fairmont / $375 Deluxe, your reservation must be made by April 30, 2019.

AIRA Group Reservations

Hotel Address: 138 St. James Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
Phone: (617) 267-5300



Have AC19 in the palm of your hand with the AIRA Event App, available for Android or iOS. You will receive an email on May 16th as a part of your registration giving you a passcode to the AC19 event. Download it now to ensure early access!

Sponsored by:


AlixPartners, LLP
CR3 Partners LLC
Deloitte Turnaround & Restructuring
Duane Morris LLP
FTI Consulting, Inc.
Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP
Alvarez and Marsal
ArentFox Schiff LLP
CohnReznick LLP
Valid8 Financial
Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP
Alston + Bird LLP
Development Specialists, Inc.
East West Bank
Foley & Lardner LLP
Fox Rothschild LLP
Getzler Henrich & Associates
Verdolino & Lowey, P.C.
Bederson LLP
Summit Investment Management LLC
Holland & Knight LLP
Nixon Peabody LLP
3Cubed Advisory Services, LLC
Bachecki Crom & Co., LLP
D.R. Payne & Associates Inc.
Goldin Associates, LLC
Lefoldt & Company, P.A.
Malek Capital Advisors



Thank you to the Co–Chairs and Planning Committee for their hard work and time in making this year’s conference a big success!

Judicial Co–Chairs

Hon. Joan N. Feeney, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Dist. of MA
Hon. Bruce A. Harwood, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Dist. of NH


Eric A.W. Danner, CIRA, CR3 Partners, LLC
Stephen B. Darr, CIRA, CDBV, Huron
Lynne Xerras, Holland & Knight LLP

Preconference Co–Chairs

Bankruptcy Taxation

  • Jay Crom, CIRA, Bachecki, Crom & Co., LLP
  • Kimberly Lam, CIRA, Bachecki, Crom & Co., LLP

Financial Advisors’ Toolbox

  • Karl Knechtel, CIRA, FTI Consulting, Inc.
  • Jordana Renert, Arent Fox LLP

Planning Committee

Kathleen M. Aiello, Fox Rothschild LLP
Bruce Buchanan, CIRA, Oppenheimer & Co.
Leah M. Eisenberg, Foley & Lardner LLP
Adam Hanover, CIRA, CohnReznick LLP
Craig R. Jalbert, CIRA, Verdolino & Lowey, P.C.
Marjorie Kaufman, Getzler Heinrich & Associates, LLC

Michael R. Lastowski, Duane Morris LLP
Andrew Lizotte, Murphy & King
Denise Lorenzo, CIRA, AlixPartners, LLP
James M. Lukenda, CIRA, Huron
Jennifer Meyerowitz, Summit Investment Management LLC
Richard E. Mikels, Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP

Paul Moore, Duane Morris LLP
James Nelson, CIRA, AlixPartners, LLP
Rick Pedone, Nixon Peabody LLP
Ben Pickering, EY LLP
Suzanne Roski, CIRA, CDBV, Protiviti Inc.
Mackenzie Shea, Gordon Brothers

About AIRA

AIRA is a nonprofit professional association serving the bankruptcy, restructuring and turnaround practice area. AIRA's membership consists of accountants, financial advisors, investment bankers, attorneys, workout consultants, trustees, and others in the field of business turnaround, restructuring and bankruptcy. AIRA members are among the most trusted and sought-after professionals in matters dealing with limited capital resources and deteriorating operating performance.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Written cancellation for the conference or any excursions must be received by midnight on Monday, May 13, 2019 for a full refund less a $75 cancellation processing fee. No refunds will be given after May 13, 2019; substitutions are allowed.

National Registry of CPE Sponsors

"Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors" is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org/.

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