Financial Advisors And Investment Banking Committee


Post date: Thursday, September 07, 2017
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John R. Castellano

Risk-retention rules mandated under the Dodd-Frank Act have raised issues for managers seeking to raise collateralized loan obligation (CLO) funds. Credit risk-retention rules have been considered paramount to the Dodd-Frank Act and apply to sponsors of asset-backed securities requiring such sponsors to hold 5 percent of the value of the securities offered by the sponsor.

Post date: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

When ABI’s Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11 issued its Final Report in 2014, one creative approach it recommended is to authorize a new bankruptcy position: the "estate neutral."

Post date: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

When ABI’s Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11 issued its Final Report in 2014, one creative approach it recommended is to authorize a new bankruptcy position: the "estate neutral."

Post date: Wednesday, May 03, 2017
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Gaurav Malhotra

The U.S. higher education sector had been fueled by three decades of sustained enrollment growth that extended through 2010. Both public and private investment flowed to the sector, and credit remained readily accessible to roughly 4,000 U.S. institutions.

Post date: Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Dear Committee Members: The ABI Financial Advisors and Investment Banking (FA/IB) Committee had another active and successful year in 2015.

Post date: Tuesday, October 13, 2015

There is much in the booming health care industry to entice an acquisition or integration. The boom has been accompanied by vast amounts of data digitized as electronic health records and myriad other formats. This data adds great value to health care organizations. Because of its value, data merits exacting protection from loss of any kind.

Post date: Tuesday, October 13, 2015

In November 2012, former Comptroller, Rita Crundwell of Dixon, Illinois pleaded guilty to embezzling $53 million from City accounts.  Crundwell worked as Comptroller of this small City since the early 1980s, and "was the only person who controlled the City's finances and funneled public money to her secret, private accounts."  Crundwell had spent primarily, in part, these monies on a $2 million

Post date: Wednesday, February 11, 2015

It will come as no surprise to anyone in the bankruptcy and corporate restructuring world over the last few years that the overall number of bankruptcy filings has steadily declined since 2010. Statistics maintained by the Administrative Office of the U.S.

Post date: Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Section 547 of the Bankruptcy Code allows a debtor to avoid and recover transfers that were made in the 90 days prior to filing for chapter 11, provided that the payments meet certain criteria. This criteria can include the following: (1) the payment was made to or for the benefit of the creditor in the form of cash or goods; (2) the payment was for a prior debt (not cash-on-delivery or cash-in-advance); (3) the debtor was insolvent;

Post date: Friday, January 02, 2015

On March 28, 2014, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California denied the debtor’s motion in In re BR Festivals LLC[1] to employ a chief restructuring officer (CRO) as part of the chapter 11 liquidation of the debtor’s estate. The court provided an additional wrinkle in attempting to retain a CRO.


Fri, 2017-12-01

Hosted by the Asset Sales and Financial Advisors and Investment Banking Committees. FAs, IBs, RE advisors, attorneys: too many cooks in the kitchen? This panel will discuss the anatomy of the bankruptcy sales process and focus on optimizing value by drawing on the resource skills of attorneys, investment banks, financial advisors and real estate advisors.

Fri, 2016-04-15

Legal and Practical Issues Involving Secured Creditors and the Retention of Financial Advisors.

Sat, 2015-04-18

Structuring Cross-Border Deals to Protect Creditor Interests

Ms. Dawn M. Cica, Esq.
Carlyon Cica Chtd.
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 685-4444

Mr. Kenneth W. Mann
SC&H Capital
Easton, MD
(443) 951-4834

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