Business Reorganization Committee


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.

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

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

Post date: Monday, November 23, 2015

The holiday season is fast approaching and it would not surprise me if many of you reading this article receive a gift card at some point during the next couple of months. As you look at that gift card, however, you may find your heart sinking as you recall the numerous retail stores that recently filed for bankruptcy.

Post date: Friday, July 31, 2015

One of the themes of the Final Report and Recommendations released by the ABI’s Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11 is the shift in the balance of power between a distressed company and its creditors, as well as the introduction of perceived inequities among creditor constituencies.

Post date: Friday, July 31, 2015

For years, the law regarding the impact of a bankruptcy petition on the rights of a property tax purchaser in Illinois was unclear.

Post date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Editor’s Note: The following article, “Render unto Caesar the Venue Choice that Is Caesar’s: Venue Transfer and the 'Interest of Justice' Standard Examined in In re Caesars Entertainment Operating Co.,” won the prize for third place in the Seventh Annual ABI Bankruptcy Law Student Writing Competition. The author, Michael Sullivan, is a recent graduate of University of Georgia School of Law in Athens, GA.

Post date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Since chapter 12 is modeled after chapter 13, plus the relative paucity of chapter 12 case law, there is a considerable degree of cross-pollination whereby chapter 13 case law is used to resolve chapter 12 issues.[1] Ordinarily, this is fine. Despite their similarities, however, chapter 12 is unique in certain respects.

Post date: Tuesday, May 19, 2015

In recent months, bankruptcy courts and nonbankruptcy courts have addressed the enforceability of make-whole premiums (“make-wholes”) where borrowers have sought to repay loans prior to maturity, including In re Energy Future Holdings, Inc., et al. (EFH) pending before Judge Christopher S. Sontchi of the U.S.


Mr. Robert S. Marticello
Smiley Wang-Ekvall, LLP
Costa Mesa, CA
(714) 445-1000

Ms. Jordana L. Renert
Lowenstein Sandler LLP
New York, NY
(212) 419-5963

Mr. Jacob Frumkin, Esq.
Communications Manager
Cole Schotz P.C.
Hackensack, NJ
(646) 563-8944

Ms. Jamie J. Fell
Education Director
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
New York, NY
(212) 455-3822

Ms. Krista L. Kulp
Newsletter Editor
Cole Schotz P.C.
Hackensack, NY
(201) 525-6317

Mr. Bradley A. Cosman
Special Projects Leader
Perkins Coie LLP
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 351-8205

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