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Three Bryan Cave Partners to Speak at ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting

March 27, 2017

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  • 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.

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DeJonker to Speak at Hispanic National Bar Association Corporate Counsel Conference

March 23, 2017

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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.

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Wickouski to Facilitate ABI Debate on Chapter 11

September 12, 2016

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Wickouski to Facilitate ABI Debate on Chapter 11

September 12, 2016

Authored by: Larry Tinnon

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

Duedall to Address ABI Winter Leadership Conference on Key Elements of Plan and Disclosure Statement Drafting

September 12, 2016

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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/

Stingley and Masoner present at Kansas City In-House Counsel CLE

July 7, 2016

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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.

Stingley to Present at the ABI MidAtlantic Conference

July 7, 2016

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Stingley to Present at the ABI MidAtlantic Conference

July 7, 2016

Authored by: Larry Tinnon

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

Hughes to Speak on Representing the Corporate Client at ABI Midwestern Bankruptcy Conference

July 7, 2016

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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

DeJonker to Speak on Finance for Lawyers and Other Professionals at PLI

July 7, 2016

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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

Miller to Speak on Valuation Issues at Appraisal Institute

July 7, 2016

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Miller to Speak on Valuation Issues at Appraisal Institute

July 7, 2016

Authored by: Larry Tinnon

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

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