Young And New Members Committee


Post date: Saturday, June 18, 2011

As a junior-level associate, business development is at once an alluring and daunting topic, shrouded in mystery. As a bright-eyed associate, it seems as though the firm rainmakers are always making rain and it is hard to imagine that their entire book was once comprised of representing Uncle Stu in his loan modification to keep the hardware store afloat.

Post date: Friday, June 17, 2011
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Scott E. Schuster

Two sections of the Bankruptcy Code seemingly stand at odds regarding the protections offered to lessees of real property owned by a bankrupt debtor. Section 365(h) strongly protects a lessee’s right to possession of real property in the face of debtor’s rejection of the lease.

Post date: Friday, June 10, 2011
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Christopher Russell

Litigation in U.S. courts that involve Cayman investment funds, their shareholders, directors and service providers, in particular at the suit of shareholders and liquidators, is on the increase.

Post date: Friday, June 10, 2011

I recently had the pleasure of attending two conferences sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute (“ABI”).  First, the Valcon conference in Las Vegas, which focused primarily on issues relating to bankruptcy and valuation.  Second, the yearly spring meeting of the ABI, held in Washington, D.C., during the annual cherry blossom weekend.  Las Vegas was only slightly warmer than Washington,

Post date: Friday, June 10, 2011

In recent decades, with the emergence of the internet and development of technology, reading a newspaper printed on real paper has become a fleeting relic of daily life in this country.  We can now get the news we want in a single click, from almost anywhere and at any time.  This once daily ritual, however, may be of great importance to bankruptcy debtors and their attorneys, as well as credit

Post date: Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Under § 503(b)(9) of the Bankruptcy Code, trade creditors are granted an administrative-priority claim for the value of goods that they had sold and delivered to the debtor in the ordinary course of the debtor’s business, and the debtor had received within 20 days of its bankruptcy filing.

Post date: Tuesday, November 09, 2010

What happens when a chapter 7 trustee brings an action to avoid a prepetition transfer of garnished funds as preference and tries to recover such transfer not only from the judgment creditor but also its attorney? Here’s an example. George Washington retains Law Firm to prosecute John Adams for an injury that Washington suffered on Adams’ property.

Post date: Monday, November 01, 2010

Just when you think you’ve finally learned Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) Article 9, the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) proposes changes. The ULC and the American Law Institute (ALI) promulgated Revised Article 9 (RA9) in 1998, and it was enacted by all states by 2001. From 2001-08, RA9 seemed to work fairly well, but some practitioners and judges nevertheless found ambiguities.

Post date: Wednesday, September 01, 2010
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Brendan Mockler

Every so often a decision comes along that engenders heated debate but then, it seems, it cools off before being able to develop into something more. Even more quickly is this decision forgotten. In the wake of General Growth Properties (GGP),[1] many law firms and financial consultants analyzed the legal ramifications.


Mr. David R. Doyle
Cozen O'Connor
Chicago, IL
(312) 474-1648

Ms. Christina Sanfelippo
Cozen O'Connor
Chicago, IL
(312) 474-4455

Ms. Gabrielle G. Palmer
Communications Manager
Onsager | Fletcher | Johnson LLC
Denver, CO
(720) 457-7059

Mr. John T. Baxter
Education Director
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
Nashville, TN
(615) 664-5323

Ms. Bodie B. Colwell
Education Director
Preti Flaherty
Portland, ME
(207) 791-3000

Ms. Amber M. Carson
Membership Relations Director
Gray Reed & McGraw LLP
Dallas, TX
(214) 629-4025

Mr. Christian A. Pereyda
Membership Relations Director
Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C.
Birmingham, AL
(205) 254-1854

Mr. John Richard O'Connor
Newsletter Editor
Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger LLP
Chicago, IL
(630) 308-2487

Ms. Alexandra CC Schnapp
Newsletter Editor
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Georgia
Atlanta, GA
(404) 215-1005

Mr. Joseph M. Esmont
Special Projects Leader
Cleveland, OH
(216) 861-7835

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