2019 Bank Legal Issues Conference - Oct. 24-25 - Columbia, MO

4 Ways to Register 

Online Registration
Phone 573-636-8151
  Fax Registration
Fax 573-634-2754
  Mail Registrations
Mail to:
PO Box 57
Jefferson City, MO
Print brochure. Print registration form.


Day One

Foreclosure Practice – Slander of Title, Allonges and Assignments, Business Records

  • Charles Pulliam, Millsap & Singer, LLC

Medical Marijuana, Cannabis Banking, Hemp and CBD

  • Paul J. Cambridge and Eric M. Walter, Armstrong Teasdale LLP

Medical Marijuana Creates New Issues for Missouri Employers

  • Wade Early, Spencer Fane LLP

Bankruptcy Overview and 523 Exemptions

  • Beverly H. Weber, Martin Leigh, PC

Chapter 12 – Anatomy of a Farm Bankruptcy

  • John Reed, Pletz and Reed PC

Preferences in Bankruptcy and Other Matters

  • Brook E. Gotberg, School of Law - University of Missouri, Columbia

Bankruptcy Panel – Comments and Q & A

  • Beverly H. Weber, John C. Reed, Brook E. Gotberg

Hidden Dangers: Managing Fiduciary Risk with Co-Trustees and Trust Protector and Trust Directors

  • Robert J. Will, Lewis Rice, LLC

Day Two - Missouri Lending Compliance

Overview of Banking Cases and Issues

  • Mike Bartolocci and Dave Mangian, Thompson Coburn LLP

Don’t Leave Money on the Table! Attorney’s Ethical Obligations When Intellectual Property is Pledged as Collateral

Missouri Ethics Rules 4-1.1, 4-1.4, 4-1.6 and 4-1.13 and your advice to the bank
  • Michael D. Fielding, Husch Blackwell LLP

Protecting Goliath from David: Ethical Pitfalls for Attorney Dealing with Pro Se Borrowers

Missouri Ethics Rules 4-4.1, 4-4.2, 4-4.3 and 4-4.4
  • Michael D. Fielding, Husch Blackwell LLP


MBA would like to these firms for their generous support of the 2019 Bank Legal Issues Conference. To become a sponsor, click here.

Gold Sponsors

Fenimore, Kay, Harrison & Ford, LLP

Martin Leigh PC

Silver Sponsor

Armstrong Teasdale

Bronze Sponsor


Continuing Education

This workshop has been submitted for Missouri and Kansas CLE.

For More Information

Contact the MBA Education Department at 573-636-8151 or email.

Dates and Location

Thursday and Friday, Oct. 24-25
Courtyard by Marriott
3301 Lemone Industrial Blvd.
Columbia, MO 65201

Hotel Information

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Courtyard by Marriott for $104 per room, per day, plus state and local tax and lodging tax for single or double occupancy. Participants should contact the hotel directly at 573-443-8000 or 800-MARRIOTT using the group code MBIR.

For online reservations, go to marriott.com/coucy. For a king room, the code is BLIBLIA. For a two double queens room, the code is BLIBLIB.

All unreserved rooms in the block will be released for sale to the public Wednesday, October 2. After the cut-off date, availability is not guaranteed. Early reservations are encouraged.

Hotel cancellations
must be made 48 hours before the date of arrival or one night’s room rate will be charged to the individual. Rooms will be available at 3 p.m. the day of check-in. Check out time is noon.

Daily Schedule

 Thursday, October 24
7:30 a.m.  Registration
7:30 a.m.  Continental Breakfast 
8:35 a.m.  Program Begins 
11:40 a.m.  Lunch (provided) 
1 p.m.  Program Resumes 
4:30 p.m.  Program Ends 
4:30 - 6 p.m.  Reception 
 Friday, October 25
7:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet 
8:35 a.m.  Program Begins 
Noon  Adjournment 

Registration Fees

The fees include meals, receptions, breaks and conference materials.

  • MBA Member Fees (banker, associate member and/or bank counsel member)
    • $425
    • $375 for each additional for entire conference
    • $325 for Thursday only (includes lunch)
    • $250 for Friday only (includes breakfast)
  • Nonmember Fee
    • $1,700 per person

The cost of meals and entertainment included in the registration fee for this meeting is $205. This information is provided for your bank’s tax records, in keeping with the IRS 50% deductible provisions under Section 274(n) of the Internal Revenue Code.


Full refunds will be granted for cancellations received at the MBA office by Friday, October 11. After that date, an administrative fee of $30 per canceled registration will be retained. Cancellations will not be accepted after Friday, October 18, and no refunds will be given. Substitutions are always permitted. Registrants are responsible for canceling their own hotel reservations.

Dress Attire

Business or business casual is recommended for all sessions.


If you have any disabilities that require special assistance, contact Cheri Messerli at MBA at 573-636-8151 and explain how we may best accommodate your needs.