Financial Advisors And Investment Banking Committee


Post date: Sunday, August 02, 2009

Professionals recognize that receiverships can provide a cost-effective and efficient way to liquidate failed businesses, and that receiverships can provide some bankruptcy benefits without the high cost or lengthy proceedings associated with bankruptcy cases. Receivership professional fees tend to be less than those incurred in a restructuring or liquidation under the Bankruptcy Code.

Post date: Friday, April 03, 2009

The U.S. biofuels industry-both ethanol and biodiesel-are well into a full-scale restructuring. Many companies are sitting idle, struggling with limited cash, ceasing operations, evaluating restructuring options or selling assets. Few, if any, players are prospering in the current environment.

Post date: Thursday, April 02, 2009
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Ethan S. Buyon

At its core, the Obama administration's foreclosure prevention program makes mortgage servicing the lynchpin of a new process that looks to modify and refinance millions of delinquent and underwater mortgage loans.

Post date: Thursday, January 01, 2009

With retailer bankruptcies on the rise, financial advisors need to be aware of the complications and pitfalls associated with gift cards. This article brings to light some of the issues faced when a retailer with a significant amount in outstanding gift cards files for bankruptcy proceedings.

Post date: Tuesday, April 01, 2008

            This is the final article in a four-part series discussing collusion in bankruptcy sales. Part I discussed the prohibition of collusion in bankruptcy sales under §363(n) of the Bankruptcy Code. Part II discussed the difference between permissible collaboration and impermissible collusion.

Post date: Friday, February 01, 2008

At the ABI Winter Leadership Conference in December 2007, the Financial Advisors Committee, in concert with the Investment Banking Committee, the Public Company and Claims Trading Committee, and the Professional Compensation Committee had the pleasure of presenting a joint educational session following the presentation of ABI’s landmark Professional Fee Study by Professor Stephen Lubben of Seto

Post date: Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Why is it so hard to get straight answers or simple assistance from professionals in the commercial insurance industry during a period of corporate reorganization? A partial answer requires us to start with a broad understanding of how companies buy insurance.

Post date: Saturday, October 01, 2005

The ability of chapter 11 debtors to maintain cash reserves is about to get harder. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita have put a dent in the entire nation's economy and likely will have a significant impact on corporate profits for at least the rest of this year.

Post date: Saturday, October 01, 2005

Below are summaries of cases that I thought members of the committee may find interesting. The summaries appear in date order beginning in July.

Post date: Monday, August 01, 2005
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Scott Eisenberg

The hardest segment of the Merger & Acquisition (“M&A”) market to obtain meaningful transaction data in terms of price and valuation metrics is the small-to-middle market. The 2004 International Network of M&A Partners (“IMAP”) Worldwide Transaction Survey Results provides such data. IMAP is a private network of M&A firms around the globe.


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

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

Ms. Jennifer Taylor
Communications Manager
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
San Francisco, CA
(415) 984-8700

Ms. Heather G. Williams
Education Director
CR3 Partners LLC
Richmond, VA
(804) 486-5404

Mr. Howard A. Cohen
Membership Relations Director
Gibbons PC
Wilmington, DE
(302) 518-6330

Ms. Melissa Davis, CPA, CIRA, CFE
Newsletter Editor
KapilaMukamal, LLP
Fort Lauderdale, FL
(954) 761-1011

Ms. Jolene E. Wee
Special Projects Leader
JW Infinity Consulting LLC
New York, MD

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