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  • Thu
    23
    Apr
    2015

    Sharon Weiss, a Partner from Bryan Cave's Restructuring Team in the Los Angles, will be speaking at the Trigild Lender Conference in Dallas, Texas.

    She is a panelist for a presentation and discussion on alternatives to bankruptcy and best practices for lenders, including early due diligence, pre-negotiations agreements, consensual resolutions, and non-consensual remedies such as foreclosure, receiverships, and pursuit of guarantors.

  • Tue
    14
    Jul
    2015
    San Francisco

    Monique Jewett-Brewster will present “Much Ado About Nothing? Lien Stripping in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and the Supreme Court's Caulkett Decision in San Francisco at a BASF’s panel regarding the Supreme Court’s recent Caulkett decision and its lien-stripping implications on Chapter 11 and 13 bankruptcy cases.

  • Fri
    24
    Jul
    2015
    Sat
    25
    Jul
    2015
    ABI’s 2015 Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop

    Mark Stingley will present It’s All About That Till, ’Bout That Till, ’Bout That Till…” in Amelia Island at ABI’s 2015 Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop regarding why experts are needed for cramdown analysis and other plan-confirmation issues raised by the Supreme Court’s decision in Till, including how to identify, select, prepare and present experts on Till confirmation issues.

  • Wed
    17
    Feb
    2016
    Nationwide Teleseminar

    On 2/17/16, Bryan Cave's Leah Fiorenza & Mark Duedall began a two-part series on depositions, through West Legal Ed & the Norton Institutes. http://westlegaledcenter.com/home/homepage.jsf  The first part of this program focuses on taking depositions–a weekly and daily preparation chart, and then detailed scripts and checklists for all parts of the deposition.  It concludes next month with a follow up program on defending depositions, designed and taught by Bryan Cave's Wendy Godfrey and Mark Duedall. These programs are great for the new lawyer, or for an old hand. To sign up, see the link above, or contact any of the above parties for a copy of the materials.

     

  • Wed
    16
    Mar
    2016
    Nationwide Teleseminar - http://bit.ly/1W6azNA

    On 3/16/16, Bryan Cave's Wendy Godfrey & Mark Duedall conclude a two-part series on depositions, through West Legal Ed & the Norton Institutes. http://bit.ly/1W6azNA. This how-to program focuses on defending depositions–putting a client at ease, reining in problematic attitudes, and ensuring the deposition doesn't destroy your case. It follows last month’s program on taking depositions, designed and taught by Bryan Cave's Leah Fiorenza. These programs are great for the new lawyer, or for an old hand. To sign up, see the link above.

     

     

  • Wed
    06
    Apr
    2016
    Dallas, Texas

    On April 6, 2016, our BC Dallas colleague Keith Aurzada will present to the Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association on Hot Topics in Receiverships and Chapter 7 Cases. Link with details here:  http://www.dallasbar.org/event/cle-bankruptcy-commercial-law-6

  • Fri
    08
    Apr
    2016
    Topeka, Kansas

    On April 8, 2016 Bryan Cave’s Mark Stingley will present to the Bankruptcy Law Committee of the Kansas Bar how the changes, they are a coming to Chapter 11. This presentation will highlight several of the proposed reforms being recommended, as well as other modernization efforts in various states, and how the same may ultimately impact the business bankruptcy practice.  Link with details here:  http://www.ksbar.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=772867&group

  • Thu
    21
    Apr
    2016
    Denver, Colorado

    On April 21, 2016 Bryan Cave’s Bryce Suzuki (Phoenix) and Rick Levin (Denver) will present to the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) on “BitCoin, Cryptocurrency, Banking and What’s Next.”

    Bryce will be combining his extensive experience on BitCoin matters in the world of insolvency, with Rick's perspective as one of the founders of Bryan Cave's Digital Currency Team and his extensive thought leadership in this evolving area of law, payment systems, and finance.

    Link with details here:  https://www.turnaround.org/event/chapter-luncheon-bryce-suzuki-and-richard-levine-bryan-cave-bitcoin-cryptocurrency-banking-and

  • Thu
    21
    Apr
    2016
    3:30 pmDallas, Texas

    On April 21, 2016 Bryan Cave’s Jason DeJonker (CH) (a recent lateral partner increasing our strong presence in the Chicago restructuring market, more here) will present at the Trigild Lender Conference in Dallas on “Changing Times, Changing Tactics.”  His presentation will highlight alternative methodologies and strategies for recovery in distressed loan acquisitions, loan workouts, bankruptcies, and judgment recovery and creditors' rights matters.  Link with details here: http://www.cvent.com/events/trigild-spring-conference-2016/agenda-bcc27638ddb24812a3b69101159f80f7.aspx

  • Wed
    11
    May
    2016
    5:30 pmBryan Cave's New York Office

    On May 11, 2016, Bryan Cave’s Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group will host its most recent Corporate Trust/Distressed Investing Roundtable in our New York office.  Ann Marie Miller, Director of Financial Restructuring at Houlihan Lokey, will join BC's Stephanie Wickouski to discuss "The Future of Corporate Trust Default Administration: What do industry trends, fee recovery after Lehman, and other challenges mean for you?"  They will explore what industries are headed for bond defaults in 2016-2017 and what their restructurings may mean for trustees and bondholders.  Other topics include (i) are there "work arounds" to Lehman, (ii) what does Davis v. Elliot Mgmt. Corp. (In re: Lehman Bros. Holdings Inc.) mean for Indenture Trustees serving Creditors Committees, and (iii) how can an indenture trustee insure its fees and expenses are paid in a chapter 11 case?  If you would like to attend, please contact Emma.Cibelli@bryancave.com.

     

  • Tue
    21
    Jun
    2016
    Kansas City, Missouri

    On June 21, 2016, Partner Mark Stingley and Associate Michelle Masoner presented to over 60 In-House Counsels on “Creditors’ Remedies in Alternatives to Bankruptcy.” In the presentation, they reviewed liquidation forum options, why to liquidate within a bankruptcy context, why do a sale or liquidation outside of bankruptcy court, assignments for benefit of creditors, composition agreements, and receiverships.

  • Tue
    12
    Jul
    2016
    3:35 pmCerritos, California

    On July 12, 2016, Bob Miller from Bryan Cave’s Phoenix office will participate in a panel discussion at the Southern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, entitled “Valuation Issues in Commercial Bankruptcy Cases.” He and his follow panelists will how real estate valuations are used in Bankruptcy Court, what some of the things appraisers need to know about preparing valuations, and how appraiser’s services are used in the bankruptcy process.  Link with details here:  http://www.myappraisalinstitute.org/education/more_info.aspx?id=38007&view=B&state=C7&sort=D

  • Thu
    14
    Jul
    2016
    11:00 amCarlsbad, California

    On July 14, 2016, Bob Miller from Bryan Cave’s Phoenix office will participate in a discussion at the 8th Annual TMA Western Regional Conference in Carlsbad, CA.  The presentation is entitled “Commercial Loan Workouts in an Increasingly Complex Regulatory Environment.” http://westernregional.turnaround.org/conference-agenda

  • Fri
    05
    Aug
    2016
    9:15 amCambridge, Maryland

    On August 5, 2016, Bryan Cave’s Mark Stingley will participate in a panel discussion at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s 12th Annual MidAtlantic Bankruptcy Workshop, entitled “Too Many Chiefs Make for a CROwded Reorganization: Ethics.” This panel will discuss potential conflicts when a lender regularly recommends that a debtor hire their preferred CRO (the debtor is the CRO’s client, but a “one off” client) and the lender is a repeat business, as well as the 1% Rule and retention application disclosures/potential conflicts. Link with details here: http://www.abi.org/events/12th-annual-mid-atlantic-bankruptcy-workshop

  • Fri
    09
    Sep
    2016
    11:15 amLas Vegas, Nevada

    On September 9, 2016, Bob Miller from Bryan Cave’s Phoenix office will participate in a panel discussion at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s 24th Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, entitled “Recovering and Protecting Legal Fees in Bankruptcy: A Real Gamble!”  He and his follow panelists will address the complexities behind payment of professional fees, ASARCO, preference matters, and related topics.  Link with details here: http://www.abi.org/events/24th-annual-southwest-bankruptcy-conference

  • Thu
    29
    Sep
    2016
    4:00 pmKansas City, Missouri

    On September 29, 2016, Associate Laura Hughes from Bryan Cave’s St. Louis office will participate in a presentation on “Representing the Corporate Client in Bankruptcy.” This session will discuss the difficulties in representing a corporate client, including issues that arise when there is a conflict between what is in the best interest of the company versus the personal interests of the officers and directors, especially in an insolvency situation. Link with details here: http://www.abi.org/events/36th-annual-midwestern-bankruptcy-institute

  • Fri
    07
    Oct
    2016
    8:30 amWashington, D.C.

    On Friday, October 7, 2016, Partner Stephanie Wickouski from Bryan Cave’s Washington, D.C. office will facilitate an ABI program at Georgetown University Law Center entitled “Bankruptcy 2016: Views from the Bench.”  This panel of bankruptcy judges will explore the trend of private-equity firms and hedge funds favoring out-of-court workouts (with or without a pre-packaged or pre-arranged bankruptcy case) rather than traditional chapter 11 cases for achieving their restructuring goals.  The panel will also debate whether the Chapter 11 Reform Commission’s recommendations adequately address such issues.  Cases to be discussed include Tribune Co. fraudulent conveyance litigation, Sun Capital, ICL Holding and Sabine Oil & Gas Corp. [Link to The Bankruptcy Cave's prior coverage of Sabine here and here.]  Link with details here: http://www.abi.org/events/bankruptcy-2016-views-from-the-bench

  • Wed
    02
    Nov
    2016
    11:15 amChicago, Illinois

    On November 2, 2016, Partner Jason DeJonker from Bryan Cave’s Chicago office will speak at the Practicing Law Institute’s Pocket MBA Fall 2016 Seminar at the University of Chicago Gleacher Center on “Rise or Die: Financial Distress.” In the discussion, he will analyze the indicators and causes of financial distress, including solvency and liquidity; identify the stakeholders and other possibly affected parties; evaluate restructuring and other strategic alternatives, including when filing a bankruptcy makes sense; discuss strategies for improvement when a company is in distress; and review the evolving case law, including Marblegate and Caesars. Link with details here: http://pli.edu/Content/Seminar/Pocket_MBA_Fall_2016_Finance_for_Lawyers/_/N-4kZ1z11hz1?fromsearch=false&Ns=sort_date%7c0&ID=259920

  • Fri
    02
    Dec
    2016
    10:00 amLos Angeles, California

    On December 2, 2016, Mark Duedall from Bryan Cave’s Atlanta office will speak as part of a panel at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Winter Leadership Conference.  Duedall and his co-panelists will provide a practical guide to key errors in the process of drafting a plan and disclosure statement, and similar plan and disco traps for the unwary for various types of creditors.  The program is a must for any bankruptcy practitioner that regularly deals with plans and disclosure statements.  Link with details here: http://www.abiwlc.org/schedule-2/

  • Sat
    01
    Apr
    2017
    Miami, Florida

    Chicago Partner Jason DeJonker will speak April 1 at the 2017 Corporate Counsel Conference & Moot Court Competition of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA). His CLE session, “You Can Run but You Can’t Hide: Asset Tracing and Asset Recovery around the World,” is part of the conference’s International/Cross Border Legal Issues Track.

    Click here to read more.

  • Thu
    06
    Apr
    2017
    Sat
    08
    Apr
    2017
    New Orleans
    • Chicago Partner Jason DeJonker will speak April 6 on the panel "What Every Business Lawyer Should Know about Bankruptcy Process.”
    • Santa Monica Partner Sharon Weiss will speak April 8 at the Business Bankruptcy Brunch. The brunch program will discuss unexpected ways that the automatic stay can create unexpected liability to different constituents of a bankruptcy case.
    • L.A. Partner Nicole Simonian will speak April 8 as a panelist in the program “Lawyering in a Global World: Clearing Legal and Cultural Hurdles,” sponsored by the Business Law Section’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

    Click here for more information.

  • Sun
    23
    Apr
    2017
    Washington, DC

    Kansas City Partner Mark Stingley will moderate the Judge’s Roundtable at the 2017 Annual Spring Meeting of the American Bankruptcy Institute, April 21-23 in Washington, D.C.

    The four-day meeting will offer panels on developing a business plan, valuations, limits of clawback actions, ethical issues regarding the use of media, mediation in cross-border insolvencies, malpractice risks and legal updates, among many other topics. Stingley will moderate the “Judges’ Hot Topics” panel on April 23. The program also will offer several networking opportunities for attendees.

    Stingley is the global head of Bryan Cave’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors’ Rights Client Service Group. He represents lending institutions in litigation and insolvency matters as well as debtors in workout and bankruptcy-related matters. In addition, he has represented a number of commercial and lending clients in real estate and commercial litigation cases in both state and federal courts in a number of jurisdictions. Stingley is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and co-chairman of the Eighth Circuit Fellows Education Committee.

    For more information or to register, click here.

  • Tue
    14
    Nov
    2017
    3:00 amChicago, Illinois

    Chicago Partner Jason DeJonker will speak at the Commercial Bankruptcy Law Program, which will be held Nov. 14.  DeJonker will take part in a panel discussion, “WARN and Chapter 11,” in which participants will hear an examination of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act and its impact in Chapter 11.  Additional topics will include WARN Act requirements and exceptions, best practices, and the treatment of WARN claims. The program will take place at the Chicago Bar Association from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

    As a member of Bryan Cave’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors’ Rights Group and Financial Services Client Service Group, DeJonker represents private equity and hedge fund investors, financial institutions, Fortune 500 corporations, and bankruptcy trustees throughout the United States in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights matters. DeJonker has more than 15 years of experience in the lender and borrower-side loan workouts and in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, with specific emphasis on troubled borrower restructuring and forbearance, commercial foreclosure and creditors’ rights, DIP and exit finance, and the Chapter 11 plan confirmation process.

    For more information about the program, please click here.

     

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