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Asset Sales Committee
Post date: Thursday, January 24, 2019

The ABI Asset Sales Committee is seeking nominations for its inaugural “Sale of the Year Award” as well as applications from members interested in serving on the Selection Committee. Click here to download a flyer with more information.

Nominations are due February 22, 2019 for eligible deals (any bankruptcy sale that has closed between 1/1/18 and 12/31/18). At least one professional involved with the sale must be a member of ABI and the Asset Sales Committee (as of 2/22/19). Self-nominations are permitted and encouraged!

Anyone interested in being part of the Selection Committee should apply by February 1, 2019.

All nominations and applications should be sent directly to Dawn Cica.

Post date: Friday, September 21, 2018

Amanda E. Finley
Post date: Friday, September 21, 2018

Similar to domestic bankruptcy cases, in chapter 15 cases the sale or disposition of property located in the U.S.

Post date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Editor’s Note: The following article, “Spanish Peaks’ Reinvigoration of the Precision Industries Debate: Rejection in the Context of a § 363 Sale Free and Clear of Commercial Leasehold Interests” won the prize for third place in the Tenth Annual ABI Bankruptcy Law Student Writing Competition. Mr.

Post date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018

This article examines certain key provisions in asset-purchase agreements that practitioners will want to pay attention to when purchasing assets in bankruptcy sales.

Good-Faith Deposits

Post date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018

A recent decision from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Montana highlights the limits of the term “interests” under § 363(f) of the Bankruptcy Code and the limits of “good faith” under § 363(m). In In re Mountain Divide LLC, Case No. 16-61015-11 (Bankr. D. Mont.

Post date: Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Federal policy weighs heavily in favor of protecting the finality of sale orders in bankruptcy.[1] “It has been held that 11 U.S.C.

Post date: Tuesday, May 01, 2018

On Feb. 21, 2018, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware issued its opinion in Stanley Jacobs Prod. Ltd. v. 9472541 Can. Inc. (In re Thane Int'l Inc.).[1] The issue was whether an executory contract that was neither affirmatively assumed nor rejected was assumed and assigned in a § 363 sale transaction.

Fernando J. Menendez, Jr.
Post date: Sunday, February 04, 2018

Orders approving the sale of assets in bankruptcy provide the required authorization for the disposition of estate property outside of the ordinary course of the debtor’s business.

Post date: Sunday, February 04, 2018

[1]The recent case of In re Energy Future Holdings[2] highlights the difficulties and risks of using break-up fees within chapter 11 cases.


Fri, 2016-04-15

Labor Issues in 363 Sales: Things You Need to Know

Wed, 2016-03-30

The Unsecured Trade Creditors' Committee's call discussed  “gifting” and other recent developments regarding application of the absolute priority rule.

Thu, 2016-03-10

The Asset Sales Committee hosted a conference call discussing the GM successor liability decision now on appeal in the Second Circuit. John Hutton (Greenberg Traurig LLP; Miami) and Henry Jaffe (Pepper Hamilton LLP; Wilmington) led a conference call discussing the issues raised and being briefed before the Second Circuit in the GM successor liability appeal.

Tue, 2015-09-08

The Asset Sales Committee will host John Hutton and Henry Jaffe as they discuss the GM successor liability decision, now on appeal in the Second Circuit, describing the arguments and positions taken by different parties on key issues in the case and discussing the potential impact of the ruling on appeal.

Fri, 2015-04-17

Don’t Restrict My Sale: The Enforceability of Restrictive Covenants and Easements in Assets Sales in Bankruptcy

Wed, 2014-11-12

The Asset Sales Committee hosted their most recent committee call on Wednesday, November 12. This call was titled "Bankruptcy Reform Commission’s Consideration of a Proposal to Surcharge Secured Lenders for 363 Asset Sales," and worked to more broadly inform and engage bankruptcy and restructuring professionals about the proposal being considered by the Bankruptcy Reform Commission to assess a charge on secured lenders for 363 asset sales in Chapter 11.

Thu, 2014-10-02

The October 2nd conference call for ABI's Asset Sales Committee provided a brief overview of the Fisker Automotive opinions, as well as their progeny, including Free-Lance Star. The discussion also explored the practical implications of those decisions for practitioners representing different constituents in a restructuring. The call was led by Oscar N. Pinkas of Dentons US LLP in New York, and Justin F. Paget of Hunton & Williams LLP in Richmond, Virginia.

Mr. Peter J. Barrett
Kutak Rock LLP
Richmond, VA
(804) 644-1700

Ms. Dawn M. Cica
Mushkin - Cica - Coppedge
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 491-4377

Ms. Janice A. Alwin
Education Director
Oak Point Partners
Northbrook, IL
(847) 577-1374

Ms. Evelyn Meltzer, Esq.
Newsletter Editor
Pepper Hamilton LLP
Wilmington, DE
(302) 777-6532

Ms. Leyza Florin Blanco
Newsletter Editor
Sequor Law
Miami, FL
(305) 372-8282

Mr. Paul V. Possinger
Special Projects Leader
Chicago, IL
(312) 962-3570

Mr. Matthew J. LoCascio
Communications Manager
Equity Partners HG
Easton, MD
(866) 969-1115

Mrs. Alicia M. Bendana
Membership Relations Director
Lowe, Stein, Hoffman, Allweiss & Hauver LLP
New Orleans, LA
(504) 581-2450