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Post date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019

          As transactional business attorneys, we strive to craft documents that are bullet-proof, covering every what-if scenario should a deal fall apart. We hope that the agreements we draft will result in a fair and just consequence for all parties to the bargain.

Post date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019

           In the multi-billion-dollar claims-trading market, your offer and acceptance might not be what you thought it was.

Post date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019

          Imagine that Hal Steinbrenner agreed to purchase the Boston Red Sox from John Henry, Tom Werner and Larry Lucchino. All three signed non-compete agreements promising to buy no interest in an MLB team for the next five years. Steinbrenner made a $1 billion down payment, and MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred signed off on everything.

Post date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019

                 Third-party releases can be an integral part of a chapter 11 bankruptcy case. These releases can have the effect of a nonconsensual resolution of state law claims, and a question exists as to how they are implicated in a Stern v. Marshall analysis.


Lindsay Zahradka Milne
Post date: Monday, July 23, 2018

A seller of goods who enjoys a casual relationship with a buyer — without adhering to strict documentation and enforcement standards — can find itself in dire straits in the event of that buyer’s insolvency.


David L. Curry, Jr.
Post date: Monday, July 23, 2018

In Franchise Servs. of N. Am. v. U.S. Trs. (In re Franchise Servs. of N. Am.),[1] the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, on direct appeal from the U.S.

Post date: Monday, July 23, 2018

Editor's Note: ABI's latest video podcast features ABI Deputy Executive Director Amy Quackenboss talking with David R. Kuney of Whiteford Taylor Preston (Washington, D.C.).

Post date: Monday, July 23, 2018

When a firm files for bankruptcy, someone loses a financial investment. Whether the filing is chapter 7 or chapter 11, creditors may get only a portion of a return (or none) of their investment, and investors may well lose their entire investment. However, filing for bankruptcy does not mean that a firm goes out of business.


Zachary J. Gregoricus
Post date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Like their for-profit counterparts, nonprofit corporations face a variety of challenges throughout their corporate life cycles, some of which may lead an organization to pursue reorganization under chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.[1] One of the issues that arises during a nonprofit’s reorganization is whether its board of directors m

Post date: Friday, April 27, 2018

A Feb. 27, 2018, decision by the U.S. Supreme Court resolved a split in the circuit courts by clarifying that a bankruptcy trustee, creditors’ committee or other entity with standing may claw back preferences and constructive fraudulent transfers involving the purchase of securities, even though the transaction was effectuated by depositing funds or securities with financial institutions.

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Tue, 2016-11-29

The topic of the most recent Commercial Fraud Committee call, discussed the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act (UVTA), formerly named the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act (UFTA), which was amended (and retitled) in 2014 for the first time since its creation in 1984.  According to the Uniform Law Commission, the amended Act, which strengthens creditor protections by providing remedies for certain transactions by a debtor that are unfair to the debtor’s creditors, addresses a small number of narrowly-defined issues and is not a comprehensive revision of the Act.

Fri, 2016-04-15

Public Securities and the Bankruptcy Plan Process: What Not to Do

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.

Sat, 2015-04-18

Tax-Sharing Agreements in Bankruptcy that Have Been the Subject of Recent Appeals Courts Decisions

Tue, 2014-09-23

The Business Reorganization Committee held a free committee wide call on Tuesday, September 23rd, at 4 pm ET. The topic was titled "Looking at International Insolvency/Restructurings Through the Bankruptcy Code and Beyond," and featured key speakers, including: Patrick Mohan (Moderator) of Reorg Research (Columbia, S.C.), Rachel Ehrlich Albanese of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP (New York), G.

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