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About Brad Daniel

Brad Daniel

Brad Daniel is a Director at BMC Group, an information management firm specializing in financial and legal transaction support. He has 25 years of restructuring experience, with a broad exposure to all aspects of bankruptcy case administration and reorganized-company/trustee support. His expertise in both bankruptcy legal matters as well as systems integration and rapid application development combined to help catapult him to the top of his field, and since the late 1990s he has led the technology and data conversion teams for dozens of mega and high profile bankruptcy cases. Mr. Daniel specializes in the consultative aspects of case administration--such as Schedule and SOFA preparation, preference analysis, solicitation, securities issues, reserve analysis, trust administration, and distribution. He also serves as the project lead on a number of restructuring engagements and manages many of the operational aspects of BMC's legal services division. Mr. Daniel is also editor-in-chief of www.commercialbankruptcyalternatives.com, www.commercialbankruptcylitigation.com, and www.commercialbankruptcyinvestor.com, which feature short articles on commercial insolvency-related topics, written in plain English for non-specialists.


Articles by Brad Daniel

Life Partners Holdings – A Viatical Settlement Scheme Comes Crashing Down (Part 1)

If you are already familiar with the Life Partners Holdings debacle, you may think that the term “Life Partners” should stand for Brian Pardo and his partners in crime who ran that notorious company serving life sentences (instead of just paying massive fines and having some of their assets seized). Such criminals’ loss of liberty may […]


The “A&P” Chapter 22 Bankruptcy Saga—Anomaly or Canary in a Coal Mine?

A few months ago, on July 20, 2015, the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, more commonly known as “A&P,” made history by filing what we in the restructuring industry like to call “Chapter 22”—that is, a Chapter 11 restructuring bankruptcy part deux. A chapter 22 in and of itself is not that unique, but […]


Shale and Petroleum – The Big Picture (Part 3)

If you have not done so already, you’ll want to read Part 1 and Part 2 of this series first, before delving into this final Part 3. So, now that we know that this “shale revolution” has at least been a short-term game changer, it’s time to get into some more specifics of how unconventional oil sources should impact our […]


Shale and Petroleum – The Big Picture (Part 2)

If you have not yet read Part 1 of this series, you’ll want to go back and do so before tackling this Part 2. And if you’ve read Part 1, you’ll recall that we took an in-depth look at why conventional oil production follows a bell curve (known as “Hubbert’s Curve”), and where on that […]


Shale and Petroleum – The Big Picture (Part 1)

Back in the mid-to-late ‘80s, when Dennis Miller had a massive mullet (and his stand-up performances were much more likely to be attended by you and your friends than your distant aunt and uncle who worked on the ’72 Nixon campaign), his “Weekend Update” features on Saturday Night Live were often enriched by little segments featuring […]


ABI Commission Report on Chapter 11 Reforms—More Hope in Sight for the Little Guy?

Among a number of issues addressed by an American Bankruptcy Institute Commission tasked with making recommendations to the federal legislature regarding bankruptcy law was a subject that has been on the minds of many bankruptcy professionals over the last few years. It is also certainly a subject that has been on the minds of countless […]


Federal Interest Rates: The Fed’s Desperate / Get Used To It

The undesirable (though certainly not unexpected) effects of the Fed’s interest rate and bond-buying policies are increasingly a prime topic of discussion within the restructuring industry, and the subject is beginning to break out now into major news media as well. At the core of the issue, really, is the question, What is the long-term […]


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