Peter Califano co-chaired this year’s California Bankruptcy Forum’s Insolvency Conference that was held in Monterey from May 20-23, 2010. The Conference was a great success attracting 18 Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel and California Bankruptcy Judges and approximately 550 attorneys, bankruptcy professionals (financial consultants, brokers, accountants and appraisers) and family members. The conference presented educational, social, sporting and family events throughout the weekend. One of the panels featured another Cooper partner, William H.G. Norman, who spoke on the topic of guaranties in the context of failed real estate transactions. Peter organized and worked with a team of over a dozen judges, lawyers and conference organizers over the past 11 months in designing and preparing for what is the annual showcase event for the California bankruptcy bar.