ABIs Seventh Complex Financial Restructuring Program Offers Unique Perspective of Corporate Reorganization Process

ABIs Seventh Complex Financial Restructuring Program Offers Unique Perspective of Corporate Reorganization Process

Contact: John Hartgen
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July 16, 2010 Alexandria, Va. -- ABI’s Investment Banking Committee is proud to present the Seventh Annual Complex Financial Restructuring Program Sept. 20 at the Fordham University School of Law in New York City. The Program offers a unique approach to understanding the role of investment bankers and financial advisors in insolvency and restructuring. Program co-chairs include Lorie R. Beers of the Seabury Group LLC (New York), Howard Brod Brownstein of The Brownstein Corp. (Conshohocken, Pa.), Kathryn Anne Coleman of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP (New York) and Peter S. Kaufman of the Gordian Group, LLC (New York).

A case study will be presented to dramatize the various perspectives of parties-in-interest as they examine strategic alternatives and seek the highest value for a troubled company. The 2010 Complex Financial Restructuring Program will address the case study of fictional company “Vandelay,” a maker of plastic products used in various consumer and commercial applications, which is a portfolio company of “Maestro Equity Partners,” a private-equity firm. Vandelay has incurred a significant amount of debt and experienced poor financial performance. Registrants will receive the case study in advance, and leaders in the industry will play the role of the major constituents as they work through whether Vandelay should file for chapter 11 and what steps should be taken in restructuring the company.

Faculty for the program include the following leading bankruptcy practitioners:

  • Acting U.S. Trusteee Tracy Hope Davis (New York)
  • Sheon Karol of CRG Partners Group LLC (New York)
  • Ira L Herman of Thompson & Knight LLP; (New York)
  • Jonathan M. Landers of Milberg LLP (New York)
  • Perry M. Mandarino of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (New York)
  • Richard E. Mikels of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, PC (Boston)
  • Robin E. Phelan of Haynes and Boone, LLP (Dallas)
  • Keith J. Shapiro of Greenberg Traurig, LLP (Chicago)
  • Craig V. Rasile of Hunton & Williams LLP (Miami)
  • J. Scott Victor of SSG Capital Advisors, LLC (West Conshohocken, Pa.)
  • Joel M. Walker of Duane Morris LLP (Pittsburgh)

For more information on the Complex Financial Restructuring Program, visit http://www.abiworld.org/cfrp10.   


ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes more than 12,600 attorneys, accountants, bankers, judges, professors, lenders, turnaround specialists and other bankruptcy professionals, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. For additional information on ABI, visit www.abiworld.org. For additional conference information, visit http://www.abiworld.org/conferences.html.