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December 4, 2017
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Third-Party Litigation Funding and Issues It Creates In Bankruptcy Cases - This Ain't Your Father’s Contingency Fee Arrangement!

Thomas J. Salerno, Esq.
STINSON LEONARD STREET, LLP


November 12, 2017
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Fraudulent Transfer Remedies – How Much is Enough?

Laura Davis Jones
Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP


October 23, 2017
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Unsecured Creditors Prevail Against the UCC-1

Allen D. Wilen, CPA/CFF, CFA, CIRA, CTP, EisnerAmper LLP
William Pederson, CPA/ABV/CFF, CIRA/CDBV, CFE, EisnerAmper LLP


October 9, 2017
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What’s the Difference Anyway? Oil and Gas Business Valuation Differentiated

Adam M. Ortega[1]
Principal, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP


October 2, 2017
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Split Ninth Circuit Refines Cramdown Valuation Rule

Michael L. Cook, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP[1]


August 28, 2017
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Battling Bankrupt Bargains – A Non-Debtor Perspective on Executory Contracts

David S. Lorry of Versa Capital Management, LLC
Robert S. Brady, Esq. of Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP[1]


mong the most powerful and best known tools the Bankruptcy Code provides a debtor is the ability to reject burdensome contracts or to assume (and potentially assign) valuable contracts. From the perspective of non-debtor counterparties to such contracts, it may seem that the Bankruptcy Code stacks the deck against them. The well-publicized spike in retail bankruptcy cases has highlighted the treatment of leases of non-residential real property (i.e., store leases).

August 7, 2017
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When Are Goods “Received by the Debtor” for a Section 503(b)(9) Claim?


Two important decisions by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the Delaware Bankruptcy Court shed light on goods in receipt of debtors in Section 503(b)(9) claims.

July 10, 2017
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CHAPTER 15: A CONCISE OVERVIEW


June 19, 2017
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The Supreme Court Will Rule on the Breadth of the Bankruptcy Code’s Safe Harbor


The Supreme Court is about to take on the Safe Harbor rules in the Bankrupcty Code.

June 5, 2017
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Be Careful What You Ask For: The Unintended Consequences of Creditor Remedies in Bankruptcy Cases


May 1, 2017
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Dealing With Distress for Fun & Profit – Installment #15 - How to Protect Your Claim

By: Michael Brandess and Luke Smith[1]


April 17, 2017
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Can an Executive Exert Control of Corporate Attorney-Client Privilege?

By Russell C. Silberglied[1]


March 6, 2017
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DEALING WITH DISTRESS FOR FUN & PROFIT – INSTALLMENT #14 – AN INTRODUCTION TO CHAPTER 11 FOR UNSECURED CREDITORS: What Every Unsecured Creditor Should Know

By Michael Brandess and Lucas Smith[1]


February 7, 2017
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Creditors' Committees in Chapter 11 May Be Under Attack

S. Jason Teele, Esq.,
Michael A. Brandess, Esq.,
Jack O’Connor, Esq. [1]


December 19, 2016
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Reclamation of Reclamation Claims by the Delaware Bankruptcy Court in Reichhold Holdings

Christopher M. Cahill
Lowis & Gellen LLP
ccahill@lowis-gellen.com


November 14, 2016
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Supplier! Can Your Unpaid Administrative Claim Be Setoff Against Your Preference Liability?

Lisa Vandesteeg
(312) 704-2193
evandesteeg@sugarfgh.com

Tricia Schwallier
(312) 704-2175
tschwallier@sugarfgh.com


October 24, 2016
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Dealing With Distress For Fun & Profit – Installment #13 – The Priority Scheme of Bankruptcy

By George Kuney and Jonathan Friedland


October 3, 2016
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Keen-Summit Capital Partners Wins Turnaround Management Association’s 2016 Transaction of the Year Award

By the Editorial Staff of Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation


September 26, 2016
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Netflix Barred by Bankruptcy Plan of Relativity From Streaming Films Before Their Release

By the Editorial Staff of Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation


August 1, 2016
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Dealing With Distress For Fun & Profit – Installment #12 – Stay Relief Strategy?

By George Kuney and Jonathan Friedland


July 26, 2016
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Avoid Leaving Money on the Table: Potential Traps for Over-Secured Creditors Under Section 506(b)

  • Mark M. Maloney
  • King & Spalding LLP
  • mmaloney@kslaw.com
  • 404 572 4857
  • Thad Wilson
  • King & Spalding LLP
  • thadwilson@kslaw.com
  • 404 572 4842

July 12, 2016
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Transparency Is Key


  • by Tricia L. Schwallier
  • Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP
  • 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 3000 Chicago, Illinois 60602
  • 312-704-2175
  • Tschwallier@sugarfgh.com

July 4, 2016
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Dealing With Distress For Fun & Profit – Installment #11 – Is Stay Relief Necessary?

by George Kuney and Jonathan Friedland


April 25, 2016
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90 Second Lesson: How is a General Carve-Out Different than a Professional Fee Carve-Out?   

From the Editorial Staff of DailyDAC.com


March 28, 2016
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90 Second Lesson: What is a “Professional Fee Carve-Out” in a Chapter 11 case?

From the Editorial Staff of DailyDAC.com


March 21, 2016
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PROACTIVE MEDIATION:  THE GREAT INNOVATION OF DETROIT AND DIOCESE REORGANIZATIONS

by Donald L. Swanson


February 18, 2016
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Dealing With Distress For Fun & Profit – Installment #10 – About the Automatic Stay

by George Kuney

University of Tennessee College of Law

Jonathan Friedland
Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer


February 17, 2016
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Dealing With Distress For Fun & Profit – Installment #9 – Secured Creditors & Chapter 11

by George Kuney and Jonathan Friedland


February 16, 2016
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Dealing With Distress For Fun & Profit – Installment #8 –  What Every Secured Creditor (And Its Lawyer) Should Know About Chapter 11

by George Kuney and Jonathan Friedland


February 15, 2016
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Dealing With Distress For Fun & Profit – Installment #7 –  Plan Confirmation

by George Kuney and Jonathan Friedland


February 7, 2016
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Alpha Natural Resources Executive Pay Worthy of Football Stars?

From the Editorial Staff of Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation


February 4, 2016
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90 Second Lesson: What is a Chapter 15 Proceeding of the Bankruptcy Code?

From the Editorial Staff of DailyDAC.com


January 4, 2016
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Dealing With Distress For Fun & Profit – Installment #6 – The Mundane Middle of A Bankruptcy Case

by George Kuney and Jonathan Friedland


December 21, 2015
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Dealing With Distress For Fun & Profit – Installment #5– A Peek Into Some Basic Chapter 11 Concepts

by George Kuney and Jonathan Friedland


December 14, 2015
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Dealing With Distress For Fun & Profit – Installment #4 – The Lifecycle of a Distressed Company

by George Kuney and Jonathan Friedland


December 7, 2015
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Do's and Don'ts of Gifting in Bankruptcy: When a Court Will Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth  

  • by Theresa A. Driscoll
  • Of Counsel
  • Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP
  • tdriscoll@moritthock.com
  • P: 516.873.2000

November 30, 2015
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Dealing With Distress For Fun & Profit – Intallment #3 – The Landscape

by George Kuney and Jonathan Friedland


November 16, 2015
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Dealing With Distress For Fun & Profit – Installment #2 – Dramatis Personae

by George Kuney and Jonathan Friedland


November 9, 2015
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Dealing With Distress For Fun & Profit – Installment #1 – Some Basics

by George Kuney and Jonathan Friedland


October 8, 2015
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Bankruptcy Considerations in Collection Actions

  • Allyson V. Cofran, Esq.
  • Stark & Stark
  • Lawrenceville, NJ
  • acofran@stark-stark.com
  • P: 609.219.7454

October 5, 2015
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2015 NAFER CONFERENCE – Good, Better, BEST YET!

A special announcement from the National Association of Federal Equity Receivers


September 21, 2015
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Federal Judge Penalizes For Offensive Remark Towards A Female Attorney

From the Editorial Staff of Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation


July 24, 2015
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DOCKET BULLETIN: Court Overrules Chemours Objection / Approves Mississippi Phosphate's Sale Motion

From the Editorial Staff of Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation


June 29, 2015
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Texas Attorney General Takes Up Cause of RadioShack Gift Card Holders

Breaking News Alerts from Chapter11Dockets.com


June 15, 2015
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BEST OF THE BANKRUPTCY BLOGS - The Supreme Court Affirms Bankruptcy Court Authority

From the Editorial Staff of Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation


May 21, 2015
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Judge Cox Clarifies Creditor Post-Petition Interest Rates

Adam Stein-Sapir
Portfolio Manager, Pioneer Funding Group, LLC


May 18, 2015
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Illinois State Supreme Court Rules Pension Reform Bill Unconstitutional

Jon Petersen
Distressed Debt/Equities Research Team
jpetersen@dailydac.com


April 27, 2015
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BEST OF THE BANKRUPTCY BLOGS - Who Owns this Social Media Account?

From the Editorial Staff of Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation


March 25, 2015
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90 Second Lesson: What will your lender do if you default on a commercial loan?

From the Editorial Staff of Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation


March 19, 2015
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Showdown in Spokane

Adam Stein-Sapir
Portfolio Manager, Pioneer Funding Group, LLC


March 17, 2015
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RadioShack Bankruptcy Spawns Litigation Between Lenders

Breaking News Alerts from Chapter11Dockets.com


March 13, 2015
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Golf is a Crazy Game

  • Jason B. Hirsh
  • Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC
  • Chicago, Illinois

February 6, 2015
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RECOMMENDED READING: Contracts that Cannot Be Assumed and Assigned Because Counterparty Cannot be Compelled to Accept Performance From an Assignee

From the Editorial Staff of Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation


February 3, 2015
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Appaloosa Fails in Bid to Establish Caesars Venue in Delaware

Jon Petersen
Distressed Debt/Equities Research Team
jpetersen@dailydac.com


January 23, 2015
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Yes, Law Firm, You Were JPM’s Agent in Losing $1.5 Billion

From the Editorial Staff of Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation


January 12, 2015
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LLC Membership Interests in Chapter 11 – Can They be Sold Over Other Members’ Objections?

From the Editorial Staff of Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation


January 6, 2015
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North Riverside Follow up, Part 2 – North Riverside's Path to Solvency?

Jon Petersen
Distressed Debt/Equities Research Team
jpetersen@dailydac.com


January 4, 2015
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North Riverside Follow up – Court Strikes Down Senate Bill, Protects Public Pensions

Jon Petersen
Distressed Debt/Equities Research Team
jpetersen@dailydac.com


November 24, 2014
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RECOMMENDED READING: in Which Lender Tells Tax Man, “Let Me Tell You How It Will Be”

From the Editorial Staff of Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation


November 7, 2014
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You Do Not Have to Mean It: Authorizing the Filing of a Mistaken Termination Statement Suffices to End Perfection of the Security Interest [Committee (re Old GM) v. JPM]

From the Editorial Staff of Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation


October 24, 2014
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What Else Can a Creditors Committee Do? Maybe Reap $1.5 Billion for Unsecured Creditors (Lender Beware)

From the Editorial Staff of Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation


October 7, 2014
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Getting Over the Scariness of Filing an Involuntary Bankruptcy Petition

William Barrett
Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg, LLP
Chicago, Illinois
(312) 629-5170
william.barrett@bfkn.com


August 21, 2014
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KUNEY'S CORNER The Many Fates of Intercreditor Agreements: Ignored in a Cramdown, Or Enforced Because Well-Drafted and Not Contrary to Bankruptcy Policy, or What?

George W. Kuney
University of Tennessee
College of Law
Knoxville, Tennessee
(865) 974-2500
gkuney@utk.edu


August 6, 2014
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RECOMMENDED READING: What Can a Creditors Committee Do? Prevent the DIP Lender From Making Off With Assets That Could Help Pay Unsecured Creditors

The Editorial Staff of Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation


July 15, 2014
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RECOMMENDED READING: On a Failed Attempt to Leave Billions of Environmental and Pension Liabilities in Moribund Old Corp, while Splitting off the Best of Old Corp Into a New Entity

From the Editorial Staff of Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation


June 25, 2014
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How Much Can I Add to My Claim? (says Lender) How Much Liquidity Will I Have? (says Reorganizing Debtor): On the Payment of Post-Petition Interest

  • Christopher M. Cahill
  • Lowis & Gellen LLP
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • (312) 628-7193
  • ccahill@lowis-gellen.com

June 10, 2014
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RECOMMENDED READING: PACA Claims in Bankruptcy

From the Editorial Staff of Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation


May 28, 2014
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KUNEY'S CORNER Cramming Down a Chapter 11 Plan by Giving Secured Creditor Substitute Collateral

  • George W. Kuney
  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
  • (865) 974-2500
  • gkuney@utk.edu

April 14, 2014
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KUNEY’S CORNER To Cheat Perdition Under the Debtor’s Plan: The Secured Creditor’s Section 1111(b) Election

  • George W. Kuney
  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
  • (865) 974-2500
  • gkuney@utk.ed

 


April 10, 2014
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90 Second Lesson: How to assess whether a distressed business can be turned around?

From the Editorial Staff of Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation


April 3, 2014
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90 Second Lesson: I’ve been asked to sign an involuntary bankruptcy petition. Should I?

From the Editorial Staff of Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation

March 20, 2014
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90 Second Lesson: What is a “prepackaged bankruptcy?”

From the Editorial Staff of Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation


March 12, 2014
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KUNEY’S CORNER Cram Down: An Impaired Class of Claims Says “No” But the Plan is Confirmed Anyway

  • George W. Kuney
  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
  • (865) 974-2500
  • gkuney@utk.edu

 


November 11, 2013
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Chapter 11 Debtor’s Reporting Obligations

  • Richard E. Mikels
  • Eric R. Blythe
  • Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • (617) 542-6000
  • REMikels@mintz.com
  • ERBlythe@mintz.com

October 3, 2013
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Ousting the Debtor in Possession: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Replacing a Debtor’s Management with a Chapter 11 Trustee

  • Lawrence V. Gelber
  • Aaron Wernick
  • Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
  • New York, New York
  • (212) 756-2000
  • lawrence.gelber@srz.com
  • aaron.wernick@srz.com

September 4, 2013
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What do Secured Lenders Want? The Basics of Loan Forbearance Agreements

  • Robert D. Leavitt
  • Lowis & Gellen LLP
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • (312) 364-2500
  • rleavitt@lowis-gellen.com

April 24, 2013
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When Your Tenant Files for Bankruptcy

  • Paul R. Hage
  • Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C.
  • Southfield, Michigan
  • (248) 351-3000
  • phage@jaffelaw.com

This blog entry provides a basic overview for issues facing a landlord of commercial real property when its tenant becomes a debtor, by starting a bankruptcy case under chapter 11 of the United State Code (the “Bankruptcy Code”). A given case may present other or additional issues (and timelines), due to the nature of the case or orders of the bankruptcy court.

April 24, 2013
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When Your IP Licensor Files for Bankruptcy

  • Jonathan Guy
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Washington, District of Columbia
  • (202) 339-8519
  • jguy@orrick.com

April 24, 2013
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When Your Customer Files for Bankruptcy

  • Aaron L. Hammer
  • Michael A. Brandess
  • Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • (312) 704-9400
  • ahammer@sugarfgh.com
  • mbrandess@sugarfgh.com

April 24, 2013
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When Your Borrower Files for Bankruptcy (DIP Financing, Cash Collateral, and Adequate Protection)

  • Michael P. Richman
  • Hunton & Williams LLC
  • New York, New York
  • (212) 309-1015
  • mrichman@hunton.com