James Patrick Shea, a partner in Armstrong Teasdale’s Financial and Real Estate Services practice group, will become president-elect of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) at the organization’s spring meeting in Washington, D.C. Shea, who was elected by the ABI board of directors, will begin a one-year term as president in 2015.
Within ABI, Shea serves as chairman of its Civility Task Force. An active member of the State Bar of Nevada, he is the founding chair and current vice-chair of its Bankruptcy Law Section. Shea is also an advisory member of the newly formed State Bar of Nevada’s Civility Task Force.
Shea has more than 30 years of experience advising financial institutions, landlords, vendors and other creditors in business bankruptcy proceedings. Admitted to practice in Nevada and before the U.S. Supreme Court, Shea graduated with his J.D. and B.A. from the University of Arizona. He is a frequent lecturer and author on insolvency related topics.
ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. It was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. ABI’s membership includes more than 13,000 attorneys, accountants, bankers, judges, professors, lenders, turnaround specialists and other bankruptcy professionals providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information.