Financial Advisors And Investment Banking Committee


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.

Post date: Monday, August 01, 2005

Included are summaries of cases that I thought members of the committee might find interesting. The summaries appear in date order beginning in April.

Post date: Sunday, May 01, 2005

On April 20, 2005, President Bush signed into law the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (hereinafter, the “BAPCPA” or the “Act”). The Act has an effective date of October 17, 2005 and, with some exceptions, its provisions will apply only to cases filed after the effective date.

Post date: Friday, April 22, 2005

For the purposes of this article, consider the history and recent business practices of a company we’ll call JKL Shoes. JKL, a privately-held company, is a well-established, family-owned women’s footwear manufacturer. Consider these facts:

Post date: Monday, November 01, 2004
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Juan Santambrogio

Empirical data suggests that companies that emerge from chapter 11 are more likely to file for “chapter 22” than those that never filed. In general, companies that emerge from bankruptcy protection never reach their former level of strength and vitality.


Ms. Dawn M. Cica, Esq.
Carlyon Cica Chtd.
(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
Fox Rothschild LLP
Wilmington, DE
(302) 427-5507

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, NY

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