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Post date: Monday, September 24, 2018

The U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Louisiana recently affirmed the U.S.

Post date: Monday, September 24, 2018

Most oil and gas-producing states have oil and gas mineral lien statutes (similar to what many lawyers know as mechanic’s and materialman’s lien statutes) that grant automatically arising liens in favor of vendors that provide services in connection with oil and gas well operations.

Post date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018

[1]“Critical vendor” status is a blessing. Without such status, an unsecured creditor may receive little to no recovery in a traditional chapter 11.

Post date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018

In business reorganizations under chapter 11, third-party releases are important tools that often facilitate consensual plans of reorganization, greater recovery for creditors, and an expedited resolution of bankruptcy cases, particularly where a debtor faces mass tort claims.


Jonathan (“Jon”) Haist
Post date: Thursday, March 01, 2018

In Levin v. Verizon Bus. Global LLC (In re OneStar Long Distance Inc.),[1] the U.S.

Post date: Thursday, March 01, 2018

It is no secret that the IRS and other taxing authorities do well in bankruptcy, often at the frustration of both debtors and general unsecured creditors. For debtors, tax claims frequently are nondischargeable. For general unsecured creditors, IRS claims are entitled to higher priority.


Adam Lawton Alpert
Post date: Friday, October 20, 2017

Given the media saturation, it is virtually impossible for any American to be unaware of the allegations that Russia and President Putin interfered in the 2016 presidential elections. But only a much smaller subset of the population likely knows that Russia and then-Prime Minister Putin also played a key role in Eclipse Aviation Corp.’s bankruptcy case seven years earlier.

Post date: Friday, October 20, 2017

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued an important opinion addressing the question of when goods are “received” for purposes of § 503(b)(9) of the Bankruptcy Code in In re World Imports Ltd.[1] Reversing two lower courts, the appellate court held that in determining whether a seller is entitled to an administrativ

Post date: Monday, August 07, 2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently provided guidance to practitioners representing suppliers and materialmen looking to secure their otherwise unsecured debt through the filing of a mechanic’s lien following the bankruptcy of a contractor.

Post date: Monday, August 07, 2017

Editor's Note: For a new decision upholding a gift plan despite Jevic, see In re Nuverra Environmental Solutions Inc., 17-1024 (D. Del. Aug.

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Thu, 2018-10-04

Join the Unsecured Trade Creditors Committee to discuss recent hot topics and important developments in preference law. The discussion will include cutting-edge issues regarding the “ordinary course” and “new value” defenses, as well as developing issues regarding the interplay of preference law with § 503(b)(9) and “critical vendor” programs. Ensure that your preference toolkit is up to date with the latest tricks of the trade by listening in.

Wed, 2018-01-10

The UTC Committee hosted their January call on Thursday, the 10th, where speakers discussed (1) what to do when you get wind that your customer could be days or weeks away from a bankruptcy filing; (2) your customer files, so what first day motions should you focus on and be concerned about; and (3) you are "lucky" enough to be invited to serve on the creditors' committee - should you accept the invitation.

Tue, 2017-05-30

The Unsecured Trade Creditors Committee's May Tips of the Trade call featured Neil Steinkamp of Stout Risius Ross, LLC, who discussed the ordinary course of business defense in the context of preference analysis.

Thu, 2017-02-23

The ABI Unsecured Trade Creditors’ Committee (UTC) hosted a Tips of the Trade Call titled Involuntary Petitions – Issues to Consider before Pulling the Trigger.

Tue, 2016-09-13

The ABI Unsecured Trade Creditors’ Committee held their most recent Tips of the Trade Call to cover bankruptcy procedure in the country’s busiest business courts. Professionals who represent unsecured trade creditors inevitably find themselves practicing from time to time in the country’s busiest bankruptcy courts, the District of Delaware and the Southern District of New York.

Fri, 2016-04-15

Beware of the Traps: Ethical and Fiduciary Issues for Committee Members and Professionals

Wed, 2016-03-30

The Unsecured Trade Creditors' Committee's call discussed  “gifting” and other recent developments regarding application of the absolute priority rule.

Thu, 2015-07-16

While lenders have relied on the protections of make-whole provisions in their loan agreements in the voluntary redemption context for years, what happens when a borrower files for bankruptcy and challenges the enforceability of such provisions in the bankruptcy context? This teleseminar explored these questions in light of the recent important decisions in Momentive Performance Materials, Inc. and Energy Future Holdings. Corp, et al.

Tue, 2015-06-09

Judge Rhodes and Michael Richman debated the need for venue reform in the bankruptcy code. Related portions of the commission report were also discussed. 

Sat, 2015-04-18

Advanced Defenses to Avoidance Actions: Understanding Them Can Make All The Difference

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Mr. Grant L. Cartwright, Esq.
Co-Chair
May, Potenza, Baran & Gillespie, P.C.
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Christian & Barton, LLP
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