33rd Annual
Bankruptcy &

June 7–10, 2017 | Dallas, TX

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June 7–10, 2017

Join AIRA in the “Big D” for AC17, which offers 4 days of in–depth educational sessions including two all–day seminars and 18 presentations on the latest issues and trends in Bankruptcy and Restructuring. Are you interested in becoming a Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor? Start the journey with CIRA Part I at the conference site, June 5–7, then stay to enjoy AC17!

AC17 is about more than just work! Connect with peers and make new contacts throughout the conference during the many networking opportunities and 5 optional excursions showcasing the best of Dallas.

The third–largest city in Texas, Dallas boasts the culture, sports, art and commerce of a major metropolitan city – all with a warm Texas charm. The city combines the traditional flavor of the Southwest with the sophisticated, contemporary corporate and cultural amenities of one of the country’s key business centers.

Attendees can earn up to:

  • Conference 12.5 CPE / 10.75 CLE*
  • Preconference 7.5 CPE / 6.5 CLE*
  • Combined 20 CPE / 17.25 CLE*

*Applications pending.



Have AC17 in the palm of your hand with the AIRA Event App, available for Android or iOS, you will recieve an email on May 16th as a part of your registration giving you a passcode to the AC17 event, download it now to ensure early access!

With the AIRA Event App you can:

  • Verify your session attendance
  • Network with other conference attendees
  • Personalize your conference agenda and get session reminders
  • Access conference materials without the excess bulk of binders or a laptop
  • Read about and rate the speakers
  • Give feedback about AC17

Sponsored by:



Meet the experts at AC17! More than 90 speakers will provide their insight and expertise on the many topics that will be discussed during the conference. Click the link below to learn more about the experts you'll be hearing from during AC17.



The Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas
is a world–class, luxury retreat that resides in the heart of Texas, nestled in the rolling hills of Las Colinas between Dallas and Fort Worth. ┬áMinutes from both bustling cities and DFW airport, the hotel offers gracious hospitality, a dynamic menu of services and amenities – championship golf, an innovative spa, tennis, 3 pools, fitness center, and much more – in a relaxing “home away from home” atmosphere.

Four Seasons Resort and Club
Dallas at Las Colinas
4150 North MacArthur Boulevard
Irving, Texas 75038 U.S.A.

Reserve your guest room to secure AIRA’s special conference rate of $259 per night.

To Reserve call (972) 717–2499 and tell the agent you are with the AIRA group.



Thank you to the AC17 Co–Chairs and Planning Committee for their hard work and time in making this year’s conference a big success!

Judicial Co–Chairs

Hon. Stacey Jernigan, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas
Hon. Mark Mullin, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas


Walt Brown, CIRA, FTI Consulting, Inc.
David Payne, CIRA, CDBV, D.R. Payne & Associates, Inc.
Ian Peck, Haynes and Boone, LLP

Preconference Co–Chairs

Bankruptcy Taxation

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

Financial Advisors’ Toolbox

  • Brian Ryniker, CIRA, CBIZ MHM, LLC
  • Leah Eisenberg, Arent Fox LLP

Planning Committee

Mark Andrews, Dykema Gossett PLLC
GregBaracato, CIRA, CR3 Partners
Don Barg, CIRA, Barg & Henson, P.C.
John Bittner, CIRA, Mackinac Partners
Monica Blacker, Jackson Walker LLP
Erica Bramer, CIRA, BVA Group
Loretta Cross, CIRA, CDBV, Stout Risius Ross, Inc.
Vickie Driver, Husch Blackwell, LLP
Barry Folse, AlixPartners, LLP
Anthony Jackson, CIRA, Deloitte CRG

Planning Committee

Phil Lamberson, Winstead PC
John Penn, Perkins Coie LLP
Dan Prieto, Jones Day
Dawn Ragan, Bridgepoint Consulting LLC
Brian Ryniker, CIRA, CBIZ MHM, LLC
Angela Shortall, CIRA, Protiviti Inc.
Louis Strubeck Jr., Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
Scott Van Meter, CIRA, Berkeley Research Group, LLC
Joel Waite, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP
Stuart Walker, CIRA, Huron
Dan Winikka, Loewinsohn Flegle Deary Simon, L.L.P.



Cancellation/Refund Policy

Written cancellation for the conference or any social activities, including excursions must be received by Monday, May 15, 2017 for a full refund, less a $75 cancellation processing fee. No refunds will be made after May 15, 2017 however substitutions will be allowed.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship with the AIRA provides exposure and visibility to the decision making experts in the insolvency and restructuring field. To discuss available opportunities contact Cheryl Campbell at (541) 646–9261 or ccampbell@aira.org.

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.learningmarket.org.