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Post date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The past 25 years have marked a growing trend toward the legalization and decriminalization of marijuana. Twenty-three states have legalized the drug’s medical use, with four states and Washington, D.C., going a step further by permitting its recreational use for adults over the age of 21.

Post date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Editor’s Note: For more on this topic, purchase Municipalities in Peril: The ABI Guide to Chapter 9, Second Edition, available in the ABI Bookstore ( Members must log in first to obtain reduced pricing.

Post date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The current process for administering chapter 7 cases was established at a time when paper documents had to be hand-delivered to the courts for processing. It was an era of “runners.”

Salene Mazur Kraemer, MBA, CTA
Post date: Thursday, March 10, 2016

On Nov. 13, 2015, in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, Judge Glenn issued a memorandum opinion in In re Vivaro Corp., et al.[1] with the following rulings: (1) a claim objection against a foreign entity may be served by U.S.

Post date: Thursday, March 10, 2016

It is generally recognized that a sale of assets free and clear of successor liability claims (a “free-and-clear sale”) enhances the value of the bankruptcy estate because the purchaser will pay a higher premium for assets that do not carry liability.[1] There is often a tension between creditors — who seek to maximize their recovery —

Post date: Thursday, March 10, 2016

My Nebraska client has a problem, and he’s unhappy. He’s an $80,000 preference defendant in Delaware and must travel 1,200 miles (with his attorney) for a mandatory mediation of the disputed preference claim. Although he thinks that the claim is “bogus” (despite explanations to the contrary), he has a what-choice-do-I-have-but-to-capitulate perception of all this.

Post date: Thursday, March 10, 2016

The short answer is, “Maybe?”

Business and banking attorneys frequently represent businesses or lenders (or even bondholders and trustees) involved in joint ventures, partnerships, acquisitions, initiatives, participation loans, or other financial or joint business relationships/ventures.

Post date: Wednesday, December 16, 2015

2015 was a busy year for the Business Reorganization Committee. We have an active and involved membership base, and took part in multiple panels, newsletters, publications and networking. We have terrific plans for 2016 and beyond in support of you, our members, in the arena of business reorganizations.

Michael J. Roeschenthaler, Esq.
Post date: Monday, November 23, 2015

It is no secret that the coal industry is struggling. As coal producers face mounting challenges attributable to restrictive environmental regulations, reduced demand for coal, lower spot prices and significant legacy costs, they are compelled to explore cost-cutting measures and restructuring options.

Post date: Monday, November 23, 2015

The Business Reorganization Committee has conducted its first formal survey of the members, and the results are in.  To no one’s surprise--but to our gratification--the survey confirms that the members of the Committee consist of a geographically diverse group of restructuring-focused professionals from a cross-section of firms as well as academics and bankruptcy judges.  The results have been


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Shearman & Sterling LLP
New York, NY
(212) 848-4669

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Arent Fox LLP
New York, NY
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Cole Schotz P.C.
Hackensack, NJ
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Education Director
Smiley Wang-Ekvall, LLP
Costa Mesa, CA
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Membership Relations Director
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Houston, TX
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Newsletter Editor
Cole Schotz P.C.
Hackensack, NY
(201) 525-6317

Ms. Jamie J. Fell
Special Projects Leader
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
New York, NY
(212) 455-3822

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