Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy: Trends, Developments, and Opportunities for the Year Ahead
Businesses and organizations facing financial distress have been a common sight for the past years. In the previous year alone, corporate bankruptcy and restructuring have significantly remained active and have created significant distress among oil and gas exploration companies. Under the new administration, and the ever-evolving landscape of corporate bankruptcy and restructurings, significant developments that will remodel and reshape the corporate bankruptcy and restructuring laws, are expected to come.
To avoid financial risks and common pitfalls, bankruptcy and restructuring attorneys and professionals should keep themselves abreast of the fundamental principles of corporate bankruptcy laws.
Join a panel of key thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group as they bring the audience to a road beyond the basics of Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy. Speakers will also provide an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as recent trends, developments and opportunities surrounding this significant topic.
Key topics include:
- Corporate Bankruptcy System - An Overview
- U.S. Bankruptcy System & Procedural Basics: Legal Framework
- Rejection of Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases
- Ethical Considerations
- The 2016 Bankruptcy Filing Trends
- Recent Corporate Bankruptcy Disputes
- 2017 Trends, Developments, and Legal Issues
Ryan Wagner, Attorney
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
- Overview of bankruptcy system in general
- Legal frameworks in bankruptcy proceedings
- Chime with legal in other presentations
Mark D. Podgainy, Managing Director
Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC
- Fewer oil and gas bankruptcies in 2017
- Significant increase in retail bankruptcies in 2017, and the pain looks likely to continue in 2018
- Why is that, and is there an opportunity to change the outcome?
- Case of Toys R Us, a financial restructuring due to high debt levels
- Will the pain hit the suppliers and result in their distress in 2018?
David Berliner, Partner
- Rejection of Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases
- Significant Increase in Leveraged Loans in U.S. in 2017 and How Relaxed Covenants Will Impact Corporate Restructurings
- Why Are There so Many so Called Chapter 22’s with Retail Cases?
David McKnight, Senior Attorney
The Brattle Group, Inc.
- Recent trends in litigation around bankruptcies requiring expert testimony
- Risks and recent trends in leveraged buy-outs
- Economic analysis required to address claims of fraudulent transfer
- Best practices by sponsors to protect against potential liability in bankruptcy
Who Should Attend:
- Bankruptcy Experts and Practitioners
- Bankruptcy Attorneys specializing in Corporate Bankruptcy Laws
- Financial Organizations and Institutions
- Legal Counsel
David Berliner, CPA, CIRA and CTP, is the Partner in charge of BDO USA, LLP’s Business Restructuring Services practice. He has over 30 years of experience in matters involving business restructurings, bankruptcy & insolvency, bankruptcy litigation, forensic investigations, due diligence and accounting and auditing matters. Mr. Berliner has been involved in bankruptcies and work-out situations representing unsecured creditors, debtors, and lenders, various bankruptcy litigation matters and has provided testimony at depositions and in bankruptcy court. Mr. Berliner has significant experience in bankruptcy and restructuring matters involving the retail, manufacturing, distribution and service industries.
David Berliner, CPA, CIRA and CTP, is the Partner in charge of BDO USA, LLP’s Business Restructuring Services practice. He …
Mark Podgainy is a Managing Director in the New York office of Getzler Henrich & Associates.; he has more than 20 years of experience working with healthy, underperforming and distressed middle market businesses, both as an advisor and as a member of the management team. He has worked with companies in situations ranging from healthy to bankruptcy, where he has provided operations restructuring, business plan analysis, performance improvement, cash and vendor management, bankruptcy consulting and interim management services. He has also worked with law firms on forensic and litigation support assignments in bankruptcy cases. His clients have included business owners, boards of directors, private equity firms, lenders, creditors’ committees and law firms, and he has worked primarily in the consumer products, building products, food, hospitality, retail, apparel and textile, and real estate sectors.
Mark Podgainy is a Managing Director in the New York office of Getzler Henrich & Associates.; he has more than …
Mr. David McKnight is a financial economist and Senior Associate with The Brattle Group in New York. He has 18 years of experience in economic consulting and specializes in litigation pertaining to valuation, bankruptcy, and finance. David has helped prepare expert reports and testimony for U.S. federal and state courts, and has provided expert testimony in FINRA and AAA arbitrations. He has worked on a number of litigations arising out of bankruptcies including claims of fraudulent conveyance and adequacy of bankruptcy trusts. David holds a MS in Mathematics and an MBA from New York University. Prior to joining Brattle, he was a Consultant at NERA Economic Consulting.
Mr. David McKnight is a financial economist and Senior Associate with The Brattle Group in New York. He has 18 …
Ryan A. Wagner is an associate in Greenberg Traurig’s Restructuring & Bankruptcy Practice. Ryan focuses his practice on chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganizations, restructurings, workouts, distressed M&A, corporate and energy reorganizations and liquidations, distressed debt transactions, and other financial transactions. He represents companies, debtors, plan proponents, lenders, secured and unsecured creditors, and bondholders in connection with all facets of such transactions and proceedings.
Ryan A. Wagner is an associate in Greenberg Traurig’s Restructuring & Bankruptcy Practice. Ryan focuses his practice on chapter 11 …
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Experience in Business Bankruptcy Law and Practice
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Economics - Technical
2.0 CPE (Not eligible for QAS (On-demand) CPE credits)
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About BDO United States
BDO USA, LLP, provides business restructuring, transaction advisory, valuation, litigation, investigation, and various other consulting and advisory services to clients in the United States and internationally. Our highly experienced and well-credentialed professionals draw upon a range of industry knowledge and completed advisory and consulting engagements throughout the U.S. and internationally to provide clients with unparalleled service.
BDO USA leverages the global industry and accounting knowledge of the BDO International network, providing rapid, strategic advice to assist our clients with various financial advisory and consulting services. BDO provides financial advisory services on behalf of debtors, lenders, unsecured creditors, trustees and examiners. Our business restructuring services include profit improvement, turnaround, interim crisis management, out-of-court workouts, bankruptcy advisory and litigation services.
About Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC
Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC, founded in 1968, is one of the nation's oldest and most respected names in middle market corporate restructurings and operations improvement and has successfully worked with over a thousand companies throughout the world to achieve sustainable growth and profitability. Long respected for its results-oriented approach, Getzler Henrich deploys rapid, pragmatic decision making and metrics-driven implementation services for its clients. With years of experience in executive-level positions at major corporations, and a broad range of advisory expertise, Getzler Henrich professionals have consistently and successfully guided companies through crises and growth phases. Working with a wide range of companies, including publicly-held firms, private corporations, and family-owned businesses, Getzler Henrich’s expertise spans more than fifty industry sectors, from ‘new economy’ technology and service firms to ‘old economy’ manufacturing and distribution businesses. For more information on Getzler Henrich’s expertise, please visit www.getzlerhenrich.com.
About The Brattle Group, Inc.
The Brattle Group provides consulting and expert testimony in economics, finance, and regulation to corporations, law firms, and governments around the world. We aim for the highest level of client service and quality in our industry.
We advise clients and provide expert testimony in a range of matters involving alleged violations of federal securities laws. Our experience includes work in class actions, derivatives, executive compensation, stock options, asset-backed securities, ERISA actions, breach of fiduciary duty, valuation, and bankruptcy. Our expertise is grounded in a thorough understanding of finance and economic theory, accounting, financial products, capital markets, regulation, and industry custom and practice.
Our principals and academic advisors have wide ranging academic qualifications and industry experience. We also draw on a broader network of leading academic and industry experts to meet the needs of particular cases.
For more information, please visit www.brattle.com.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international law firm with approximately 2,000 attorneys serving clients from 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. GT provides integrated, business-focused legal services for clients ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to innovative start-ups. The firm’s internationally recognized Restructuring & Bankruptcy Practice has broad advisory and litigation experience with the often-complex issues that arise in reorganizations, restructurings, workouts, liquidations, and distressed acquisitions and sales, in both domestic and cross-border situations and proceedings. With offices in commercial centers across the United States and throughout the world, the firm utilizes its invaluable business network to offer critical advice and counsel to multiple constituencies in insolvency situations. For additional information, please visit www.gtlaw.com.