2021 Lifetime Achievement Award Awarded to Robert J. Keach


2021 Lifetime Achievement Award Awarded to Robert J. Keach

Robert J. Keach Bernstein Shur

PORTLAND AND AUGUSTA, ME AND MANCHESTER, NH (October 19, 2021): During the annual National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) honored Robert J. Keach with its 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is the highest recognition given by the ABI and recognizes the recipient’s sustained and deep commitment to the leadership and governance of the organization.

“This recognition is so well-deserved, and we are all very proud of Bob,” said Joan Fortin, CEO. “Bob has dedicated his career to the laws of bankruptcy and is co-chair of Bernstein Shur’s Business Restructuring and Insolvency Practice Group. He has done everything from serving as President of the ABI, co-chairing the ABI’s Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11, and publishing articles on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, to appearing as a panelist on national bankruptcy, lender-liability and creditors’ rights programs,” added Fortin. “He is a scholar, a teacher, and a fierce advocate for our clients. I am thrilled that he has been honored in this way,” Fortin said.

“I’ve been a member of the ABI since 1985 and I take a great deal of pride in the work of the organization,” said Robert Keach. “I am grateful and humbled by the recognition. There is no greater honor than the respect of your peers, and this award embodies that respect.  This recognition inspires me to continue in service of the ABI and the great work it continues to do in service of the profession and the public,” Keach added.


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