Complex Financial Restructuring Program Unique Perspective of Corporate Reorganization Process

Complex Financial Restructuring Program Unique Perspective of Corporate Reorganization Process

Contact: John Hartgen
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June 15, 2009 Alexandria, Va. -- Held in conjunction with ABI’s Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, ABI’s Investment Banking Committee is proud to present the Sixth Annual Complex Financial Restructuring Program Sept. 11 at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino in Incline Village, Nev. The Program offers a unique approach to understanding the role of investment bankers and financial advisors in insolvency and restructuring. Lorie R. Beers of KPMG Corporate Finance LLC (New York) and Kathryn Anne Coleman of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP (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 2009 Complex Financial Restructuring Program will address the case study of fictional company AmGyp, LLC. and its subsidiaries. In particular, the severe downturn in the housing industry has substantially impaired AmGyp’s operating metrics and have resulted in covenant defaults with its lenders. 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 AmGyp 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:

  • J. Gregory Barrow of General Capital Partners, LLC (Denver)
  • Lorie R. Beers of KPMG Corporate Finance LLP (New York)
  • Kathryn Anne Coleman of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP (New York)
  • Robert J. Dehney of Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP (Wilmington, Del.)
  • Jared Dermontof Moelis & Company (New York)
  • Judith Elkin of Haynes and Boone, LLP (New York)
  • Ramona D. Elliott of Executive Office for U.S. Trustees (Washington, D.C.)
  • Holly Felder Etlin of AlixPartners LLP (New York)
  • Eric Fromme of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP (Irvine, Cal.)
  • Jonathan M. Landers of Milberg LLP (New York)
  • Nancy A.  Mitchell of Greenberg Traurig, LLP (New York)
  • J. Blake O’Dowd of Lazard (New York)
  • William K. Snyder of CRG Partners Group LLC (Dallas)
  • Mark K. Thomas of Proskauer Rose LLP (Chicago)
  • J. Scott Victor of SSG Capital Advisors (West Conshohocken, Pa.)
  • John Young of Conway MacKenzie, Inc. (Houston)

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