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Bankruptcy Breakfast Program on Ponzi Scheme Clawbacks
October 22, 2013
The financial crisis of 2008 exposed many significant Ponzi schemes, including that of Bernard L. Madoff. Since that time, Ponzi schemes and similar fraudulent ventures have continued to be uncovered. As a result, investors in those schemes have continued to become targeted in trustee clawback actions. Our authoritative panel of bankruptcy and restructuring professionals discussed recent trends in clawback suits and strategies for investors who have been targeted by trustees. Panelists shared their personal experiences with specific matters, as well as a number of practical pointers which can be applied in daily practice.
ABA Webinar on Hot Topics in Bankruptcy
October 8, 2013
Erik Schmidt, Litigation partner in Herrick's Bankcuptcy Practice, presented at an American Bar Association webinar on “Hot Topics in Bankruptcy.” The panel discussed four complex topics that are relevant in today’s bankruptcy market including Ponzi scheme clawbacks, cramdown interest rates in Chapter 11, municipal insolvencies and credit bidding.
Ipso Facto Clauses: Not Always Unenforceable in Bankruptcy - CLE Webinar
September 17, 2013 -- Strafford
Andy Gold presented at a Strafford sponsored webinar entitled “Ipso Facto Clauses: Not Always Unenforceable in Bankruptcy.” This CLE webinar explained how the Bankruptcy Code provisions address the enforceability or validity of ipso facto clauses. The panel also discussed recent case law enforcing bankruptcy default clauses in the General Growth and American Airlines bankruptcy cases.
New York Law Journal Webinar–A Closer Look: Examining Shifts in Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy Jurisprudence
June 24, 2013 -- New York Law Journal
Paul Rubin was a featured speaker on whether “golden parachute” severance payments are permitted in bankruptcy, with a focus on the severance package proposed for the CEO of American Airlines in its bankruptcy proceedings.
What is the Executory Contract Bait and Switch?
June 5, 2013 -- American Bankruptcy Institute Unsecured Trade Creditors’ Committee
Paul Rubin was a moderator and presenter leading a discussion regarding challenges facing non-debtor parties to contracts with debtors and how to avoid hidden pitfalls.
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Herrick’s Sixth Annual Capital Markets Symposium: Current Developments in Federal Regulation of the Capital Markets
October 2, 2012
A distinguished panel of financial experts, including representatives of JPMorgan Chase, Barclays, Grant Thornton, Riverside Risk Advisors LLC and Herrick, Feinstein LLP assessed the current developments in federal regulation of the capital markets, including the implementation of the Volcker Rule, ramifications of the JOBS Act, and ongoing regulatory developments in the derivatives markets.
Foreclosures & Receivership: New York’s Slow-Motion Train Wreck
September 22, 2011 -- GreenPearl New York
Gary Eisenberg spoke at the conference GreenPearl New York: Beyond Distress, on a panel discussion entitled "Foreclosures & Receivership: New York’s Slow-Motion Train Wreck."
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The Fifth Annual Capital Markets Symposium; The Dodd-Frank Act: The One Year Retrospective
September 22, 2011 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
A distinguished panel of financial and legal experts, including representatives of JPMorgan Securities, FTI Consulting, The Deal LLC, and Herrick, Feinstein LLP, assessed the current regulatory initiatives underway to implement the mandates of the Dodd-Frank Act.
Foreclosures & Receivership: New York's Slow-Motion Train Wreck
September 22, 2011 -- GreenPearl New York
Gary Eisenberg spoke at the conference GreenPearl New York: Beyond Distress, on a panel discussion entitled “Foreclosures & Receivership: New York’s Slow-Motion Train Wreck.”
Current Trends in Loan Sale Terms, Bankruptcy/Foreclosure Update: First Liens in Jeopardy!
April 29, 2011 -- The Risk Management Association
Gary Eisenberg spoke at the RMA event "Current Trends in Loan Sale Terms, Bankruptcy/Foreclosure Update: First Liens in Jeopardy!" in Clark, NJ.
Current Trends in Loan Sale Terms, Bankruptcy/Foreclosure Update: First Liens in Jeopardy!
April 29, 2011 -- RMA
Gary Eisenberg hosted an RMA Northern New Jersey Chapter event highlighting key trends that will affect the banking industry.
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LexisNexis Bankruptcy Law Community Podcast
November 2010 -- LexisNexis
In this LexisNexis podcast, Irwin Kishner and Paul Rubin discussed recent chapter 11 bankruptcy cases involving professional sports franchises and the unique issues that arise in such filings.
Your Lien's in Jeopardy, Baby! Recently Emerging Bankruptcy Traps For Lenders
October 21, 2010 -- Trigild Lenders Conference
Gary Eisenberg moderated the panel “Your Lien's in Jeopardy, Baby! Recently Emerging Bankruptcy Traps For Lenders” before roughly 500 people at the Trigild Lenders Conference.
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Fourth Annual Capital Markets Symposium: A Briefing on the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010
September 16, 2010 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
A briefing on the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 featured speakers Scott Shay of Signature Bank, Matthew Musselman of JPMorgan Chase and Jeff Klein of Kensington Capital Advisors.
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Shifting Tactics and Strategies for Lenders in Workouts
March 3, 2010 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Recent events have changed the commercial loan workout environment, so we prepared this new program for those active in the distressed credit arena. Our distinguished panel of financial experts and Herrick attorneys shared their "hands on" experience on how these events have affected the tactics and strategies lenders should be thinking about moving forward. The program included an interactive Q&A session. Traditional and non-traditional lenders, loan servicers, acquirers of distressed debt, financial advisors and turnaround consultants were encouraged to join us.
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Bankruptcy & Restructuring for Real Estate Professionals
February 24, 2010 -- New York City Bar Association
Paul Rubin was a faculty member at the New York City Bar Association’s CLE Program on bankruptcy and restructuring for real estate professionals.
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Lender Smackdown
January 21, 2010 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP and NHB Advisors
As the economy remains in the doldrums, the insolvency landscape is not getting any easier for lenders. Our panel of experts included an experienced lender, financial advisor and restructuring counsel who provided attendees with the tools to address the challenges attendees are likely to face in complex workouts and insolvency situations in the coming year.
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Commercial Loan Workouts: An Update from the Front Lines
October 29, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Due to the overwhelming response for our September commercial loan workouts seminar, Herrick hosted this seminar again. Our panel of experts addressed the troubled loan, and the cutting-edge workout and restructuring issues that have arisen in 2009. The program included an interactive Q&A session to address any concerns attendees may have. Traditional and non-traditional lenders, loan servicers, acquirers of distressed debt, financial advisors and turnaround consultants were encouraged to join us to gain strategic insights regarding recent trends.
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How Not to Be an Inadvertent Insider: Lessons Learned from the Winstar-Lucent Litigation
October 14, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP and The Association of Corporate Counsel's Greater NY Chapter
In a landmark decision earlier this year, a federal appeals court held—for the first time—that one public company can inadvertently become an insider of another, and suffer severe consequences if the other company files for bankruptcy.
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Your First Lien Is Breaking!
September 22, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Your borrower is in default, but at least you hold a perfected first priority lien in its assets. What could go wrong with that? Plenty. Four recent high–profile bankruptcy cases are gutting the integrity of secured lenders’ first lien positions. Herrick is directly involved in three of these cases. Our panel of experts presented an interactive Q&A on how debtors are chipping away at the sanctity of the first lien, and what you can do to protect yourself.
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The Third Annual Securitization Symposium
September 17, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Our distinguished panel of financial and legal experts, including representatives of Morgan Stanley & Co., Incorporated, Ambac Assurance Corporation and Herrick, Feinstein LLP, assessed the current securitization markets, their problems, the remedial measures under implementation and proposed regulatory reform.
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Commercial Loan Workouts: An Update from the Front Lines
September 15, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Our panel of experts addressed the troubled loan, and the cutting-edge workout and restructuring issues that have arisen in 2009. The program included an interactive Q&A session to address any concerns attendees may of had. Traditional and non-traditional lenders, loan servicers, acquirers of distressed debt, financial advisors and turnaround consultants were encouraged to join us to gain strategic insights regarding recent trends.
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Your First Lien Is Breaking!
June 24, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Your borrower is in default, but at least you hold a perfected first priority lien in its assets. What could go wrong with that? Plenty. Four recent high-profile bankruptcy cases are gutting the integrity of secured lenders' first lien positions and Herrick is directly involved in three of these cases. Our panel of experts presented an interactive Q&A on how debtors are chipping away at the sanctity of the first lien, and what you can do to protect yourself.
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Hotel Restructuring, Foreclosure and Bankruptcy
May 12, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP and Ernst & Young LLP
Our panel discussed how dealing with hospitality property foreclosures and workouts differs from conventional real estate investments. Hotel owners and lenders will learn how to maximize their opportunities in today's market.
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Retail Bankruptcy: How to Prepare and Survive
March 25, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP and KPMG Corporate Finance LLC
Property owners and lenders learned how to prepare for--and protect themselves in--a tenant bankruptcy.
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Return of the Credit Crunch
February 12, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Due to the overwhelming response for our January credit crunch seminar, Herrick hosted this seminar again. This seminar focused on how to deal with the problem loan, workout, restructuring and bankruptcy issues you hoped you’d never see again.
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Return of the Credit Crunch
January 14, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
This seminar focused on how to deal with the problem loan, workout, restructuring and bankruptcy issues you are facing in this troubled economy.
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A Practical Guide to Asset-based Lending and UCC Article 9 in Today's Economy
December 11, 2008 -- The New York State Bar Association
Stephen Selbst and Bruce Levine served on the panel of a New York State Bar Association CLE course entitled "A Practical Guide to Asset-based Lending and UCC Article 9 in Today's Economy."
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Getting the Most Out of Distressed Investments: Effective Turnaround Solutions
October 21, 2008 -- Aviation Finance Summit
Stephen Selbst spoke on “Getting the Most Out of Distressed Investments: Effective Turnaround Solutions” at the Aviation Finance Summit.
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Second Annual Structured Credit Symposium
September 10, 2008 -- hosted by Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Herrick hosted its Second Annual Structured Credit Symposium entitled "Picking Up the Pieces: Loss Remediation in the Wake of the Sub Prime Blowout."
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Acquiring and Profiting from Distressed Real Estate Loans
June 25, 2008 -- Hosted by Herrick, Feinstein LLP, Ackman-Ziff and Glenmere Capital Partners, LLC
Gary Eisenberg and Paul Rubin spoke on this panel moderated by Andrew Gold.
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Acquiring and Profiting from Distressed Real Estate Loans
May 8, 2008 -- Hosted by Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Gary Eisenberg and Paul Rubin spoke on this panel moderated by Andrew Gold.
Special Problems to Consider in a Bankruptcy Scenario
March 18, 2008 -- Commercial Real Estate Finance in Challenging Times
Paul Rubin spoke at a CLE seminar about "Special Problems to Consider in a Bankruptcy Scenario."
Purchase and Sale of Bankruptcy Claims
April 13, 2007 -- Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Conference
Paul Rubin spoke for the New Jersey State Bar Association at the Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Conference about "Purchase and Sale of Bankruptcy Claims."