to Chicago

June 10-13, 2020

Join AIRA at AC20 for 4 days of in–depth education, including two all–day seminars, 3 keynote speakers, and 16 panel presentations on the latest developments and trends in Bankruptcy and Restructuring. Participants can connect with peers and make new contacts during the many networking opportunities and 5 optional excursions that will showcase the best of Chicago!

Unpretentious, friendly and cultured, Chicago is known for its skyscrapers, star chefs, sports fans, public artwork and original architecture, and leafy urban-oasis parks and high-octane music festivals.


Earn up to

20 CPE/17 CLE, including 1.5/1.25 of ethics credit

(Totals represent combined Preconference and Annual Conference. Applications pending.)

Conference Hotel

Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park

Yes, we’ve got location, location, location. Surrounded by 400 acres of green parkland, the Fairmont Chicago is a AAA Four-Diamond luxury hotel in downtown Chicago, steps from Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, and just around the block from artsy Millennium Park. The hotel rooms are spacious and modern, with views of the iconic skyline and Lake Michigan that go on forever.

AIRA’s group room rate is $299 single/double. To qualify for this discounted rate, your reservation must be made by May 8, 2020.


Online AIRA Group Reservations

Reservation by phone:

Contact Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Reservation Center at 1-800-441-1414 and identify yourself as an AIRA conference attendee.

Hotel Address:

Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park
200 North Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: +1-800-441-1414



Have AC20 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 AC20 event. Download it now to ensure early access!

Sponsored by:


AlixPartners, LLP
Conway MacKenzie, Inc.
Deloitte CRG
Duane Morris LLP
Epiq Global
FTI Consulting, Inc.
Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP
Alvarez and Marsal
Arent Fox LLP
CohnReznick LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Piper Sandler & Co.
Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C.
Bederson LLP
Berkeley Research Group, LLC
Development Specialists, Inc.
Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP
Summit Investment Management LLC
Rich Michaelson Magaliff, LLP
3Cubed Advisory Services, LLC
Jones Walker LLP
Lefoldt & Company, P.A.
MalekRemian LLC
Siena Lending Group
Bachecki Crom & Co., LLP



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


Alpesh Amin, Conway MacKenzie
Jean Hosty, Piper Sandler & Co.
Nancy Peterman, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Preconference Co–Chairs

Bankruptcy Taxation

  • Andrew Barg, CIRA, Barg & Henson CPAs, PLLC
  • Kimberly Lam, CIRA, Bachecki, Crom & Co., LLP

Financial Advisors’ Toolbox

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

Planning Committee

Jim Bienias, AlixPartners, LLP
Duncan Bourne, CIRA, Wynnchurch Capital, Ltd
Catalin Diaconu, CIRA, High Ridge Partners
Jonathan Friedland, Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger LLP
Dan Hugo, FTI Consulting, Inc.
Thomas Jeremiassen, CIRA, Development Specialists, Inc.

Kristina Johnson, Jones Walker LLP
Brandon Karpeles, CIRA, Wintrust
Edna Lee, Ernst & Young LLP
Rob Loh, CIRA, Huron
Ken Malek, CIRA, CDBV, MalekRemian
Richard E. Mikels, Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP

Joanne Molinaro, Foley & Lardner LLP
James Nugent, Huron
Nick Payne, Siena Lending
Brian Soper, Stretto
Michael Sullivan, CIRA, Deloitte

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 Friday, May 15, 2020 for a full refund less a $75 cancellation processing fee. No refunds will be given after May 15, 2020; 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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