On August 14, 2014 ICLEF and the bankruptcy bar lost a friend, a mentor and colleague with the passing of Steve Ancel. He will be greatly missed.
Steve served as a member of the ICLEF board of directors from 1987-1993 and our treasurer from 1990-1993.
He served as chair of the Sigmund J Beck Advanced Bankruptcy Roundtable from 1990-2006 and chaired the Annual Bankruptcy Institute™, an Institute that Steve was instrumental in developing, from 1980 to 2006 – a period of 26 years.
Whenever ICLEF called upon Steve for assistance, he was there; Steve never turned us down and he was always someone that we could count on when we needed help.
Within just a few weeks of Steve’s passing, ICLEF was approached by several members of the bankruptcy bar asking if there was a way that we could honor Steve and his commitment to the education of Indiana lawyers.
With discussion and permission from Steve’s family, ICLEF is proud and honored to announce that the Annual Bankruptcy Institute™ will be known from this day forward as….