Commercial Fraud Committee


Post date: Sunday, November 11, 2007
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Heather M. Forrest

Bankruptcy Judge Jeff Bohm of the U.S.

Post date: Sunday, November 11, 2007
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Colin T. Darke

The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.
-Abraham Lincoln

Post date: Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Anyone who has served as a trustee in a chapter 7 or 11 bankruptcy case has encountered the business debtor whose records are “missing.” Usually, the debtor’s offi

Post date: Wednesday, October 10, 2007
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Elizabeth Bohn

In the continuing fraud and bankruptcy saga of former music promoter Lou Pearlman, the appointed chapter 11 trustee recently filed an emergency motion against his former lawyer charging her with conduct "intended and designed to obstruct, frustrate, impede, delay and prevent the trustee and creditors of the bankruptcy estate" from pursuing their investigation of the deb

Post date: Sunday, September 09, 2007
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Irving E. Walker

In Advanced Telecommunication Network Inc. v. Allen (In re Advanced Telecommunication Network Inc.), 490 F.3d 1325 (11th Cir. 2007), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit adopted the approach set forth by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in In re Xonics Photochemical, 841 F.2d 198, 200 (7th Cir.

Post date: Sunday, September 09, 2007

A Ponzi scheme is an arrangement whereby an enterprise makes payments to investors from the proceeds of a later investment rather than from profits of the underlying business venture as the investors expected.

Post date: Sunday, September 09, 2007

Unlike Vegas, what happens in bankruptcy court does not necessarily stay in bankruptcy court. The ripples born of Enron’s and its affiliates’ chapter 11 filings are still reverberating in nonbankruptcy courts. The recent decision in Regents of the Univ. of Calif. v. Credit Suisse First Boston (USA) Inc., 482 F.3d 372 (5th Cir.

Post date: Saturday, May 05, 2007

Being a displaced Brit from north of the U.S. border, I frankly don’t have a whole lot to contribute to the Commercial Fraud newsletter on U.S. statutory issues.


Mr. Nathaniel J. Palmer
Reid Collins & Tsai LLP
Austin, TX
(512) 647-6107

Mr. Christian A. Pereyda
Maynard Nexsen PC
Birmingham, AL
(205) 254-1854

Wes Bulgarella
Communications Manager
Maynard Nexsen PC
Birmingham, AL
(205) 254-1875

Ms. Alyson M. Fiedler, Esq.
Education Director
Ice Miller LLC
New York, NY
(212) 835-6315

Ms. Julia Di Fiore
Newsletter Editor
Reid Collins & Tsai LLP
Austin, TX
(512) 647-6132

Mr. Aaron M. Kaufman
Special Projects Leader
Gray Reed LLP
Dallas, TX
(469) 320-6050

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