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Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2014: Current Developments

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From the program: Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2014: Current Developments

Released on: May. 12, 2014

The credit markets continue to be volatile and in today’s weak economy, staying abreast of the current developments in restructuring, bankruptcy and reorganizations is essential. This advanced conference assembles a remarkable faculty of bankruptcy judges and leading practitioners who will provide you with a thorough analysis of hot topics and recent decisions and how to strategically respond to them. They will cover the cases after the Supreme Court's ...

Acquisition Finance Update

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Recorded on: May. 14, 2014

PATRICK J. RYAN: Welcome back, everyone. We're going to move on to our next panel, which is our acquisition finance update. And I'll just spend a minute introducing our panelists. Immediately to David's left is Byung Choi, who is a partner at Ropes & Gray and is co-head of the firm's Finance practice group. To Byung's left is Ann Makich, who is partner at Cahill Gordon and a member of their corporate group, obviously. And finally, at the end, ...

Acquisition Finance Update

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Recorded on: May. 14, 2014

Taken from the Web Program Leveraged Financing 2014 Recorded May, 2014 in New YorkAcquisition Finance Update [01:16:57] Recent trends U.S. versus UK style acquisition finance conditionality Financing follow-on acquisitions Existing debt compliance considerations The purchase price of this segment includes the following article(s) from the Course Handbook available online: Representing Borrowers: “Boilerplate” Mechanics (Spring 2014)Angela ...

Asset Based Financing Foundations

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Recorded on: Mar. 4, 2014

DANIELLE COHEN: It's my pleasure to introduce to you the chair of today's program, Edwin Smith. Ed is a partner in the New York City and Boston offices of Bingham McCutchen, where he concentrates his practice in general commercial and insolvency law. In addition, he is a member of the teaching faculty at the Morin Center for Banking Law Studies at Boston University Law School, where he has taught secure transactions and teaches transnational lending ...

Asset Based Financing Strategies 2014

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From the program: Asset Based Financing Strategies 2014

Released on: Mar. 14, 2014

Asset based financing is a key source of credit for small and medium-size companies and for some larger, publicly traded companies as well. In contrast to equity financing where ownership in the company is diluted, asset-based financing allows companies to use their own assets to generate cash flow.In structuring these loans, lenders and their counsel must consider all senior interests in the collateral, as well as the practical difficulties in obtaining ...

Bankruptcy

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Recorded on: Mar. 4, 2014

EDWIN E. SMITH: We're back. We've just talked about intercreditor agreements, and enforcement of remedies under Article 9. But, of course, we all know that the ultimate test of a security interest in an asset-based loan is in bankruptcy. So we're going to be talking about what happens when the debtor files for bankruptcy. And just to give you a glimpse of what we're going to talk about, it's going to be the automatic stay, adequate protection, use ...

Bankruptcy, Restructurings and Workouts

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Recorded on: Nov. 24, 2014

ELLIOT L. HURWITZ: OK, welcome back, everyone. This is the 3:30 segment on bankruptcy and restructuring, which will conclude at 5:00 PM. And we have a great group here. I want to introduce our panelists. First, on my right is Jackie Marcus from Weil, Gotshal & Manges. She's my former law partner. Jackie concentrates her practice in business reorganization, securitizations, and secure transaction. Since joining the firm in '82, she has represented ...

Bankruptcy, Restructurings and Workouts

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Recorded on: Nov. 24, 2014

Taken from the Web Program 16th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute recorded November, 2014 in New York. Bankruptcy, Restructurings and Workouts [01:30:54] How the client’s goals determine appropriate strategy Pre-workout agreements, forbearance agreements Common deal terms in mortgage loan workouts Deeds in lieu: fraudulent transfer issues Cash flow mortgages; expedited sales of collateral Changes ...

Bankruptcy Issues in Licensing

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Recorded on: Dec. 10, 2014

JOSEPH YANG: Hello and welcome back. For this session, we have Lillian Stenfeldt speaking to us on IP issues and bankruptcy, or maybe bankruptcy issues and IP. Lillian is chair of the bankruptcy department and a partner at Sedgwick LLP, here in San Francisco. She's worked on IP and bankruptcy issues, both here and abroad, for more than 25 years, representing international and domestic clients on all aspects of licensing and bankruptcy law, frequently ...

Bankruptcy Issues in Licensing

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Recorded on: Dec. 10, 2014

Taken from the Web Program Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2014 recorded December, 2014 in San Francisco. Bankruptcy Issues in Licensing [01:03:05] Treatment of IP and IP licenses under bankruptcy law Consequences of your licensor, or licensee, going bankrupt Structuring IP transactions to take into account bankruptcy risk Negotiating tips to address the bankruptcy contingency Preserving IP rights ...

Default, Enforcement and Bankruptcy; UCC Considerations in Non-Financing Transactions

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Recorded on: Jan. 15, 2015

KENNETH CHIN: Well, welcome back. For our next speaker, I'm going to introduce Ken Carl. Ken is a partner at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter, and Hampton. He represents lenders and borrowers in financing transactions, loan workouts, and bankruptcies. For the past 28 years, he has worked on financing transactions. And he also has extensive experience in bank regulatory matters and frequently advises clients on California's usury prohibitions and exemptions. Ken ...

Default, Enforcement and Bankruptcy; UCC Considerations in Non-Financing Transactions

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Recorded on: Jan. 15, 2015

Taken from the Web Program Secured Transactions 2015: What Lawyers Need to Know About UCC Article 9 recorded January, 2015 in New York. Default, Enforcement and Bankruptcy; UCC Considerations in Non-Financing Transactions [01:49:58] A. Default and Enforcement Planning an exit strategy Has there been a default? Collecting deposit accounts Repossession and landlord waivers Intellectual property collateral Judicial ...

Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2015 -- Specialty Agreements

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From the program: Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2015

Recorded on: Jan. 15, 2015

Taken from the Web Program Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2015 recorded January, 2015 in New York. Specialty Agreements [02:02:09] (Skills credit for New York attorneys) A. Credit/Indenture Agreements Incurrence and maintenance covenants Financial definitions Typical, and not so typical, carveouts David J. Fisher B. Equity Agreements Shareholder agreements and other equity arrangements  ...

Equipment Financing

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Recorded on: Mar. 4, 2014

CHRISTINE GOULD HAMM: OK, thank you. Well, I don't know about you guys, but all of that inventory and accounts receivable stuff sounds really hard to me. So we get to move onto what I think is easier and a bit more fun-- equipment financing. I'm a finance lawyer. I work for an equipment finance business, so this is what I do all day, so I enjoy it and that's why it's important to me. But the question is, why is it important to you? There are lots ...

Ethics in Asset Based Lending

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Recorded on: Mar. 4, 2014

EDWIN SMITH: Transactions-- and someone said, well that's a contradiction in terms. You can't use that. So by using ethical issues and what Christine and I are going to do are, we're going to go through a bunch of little problems that come up all the time in practice. And we'll try to work our way through these problems. In some cases, there will be very clear answers, in other cases there will be judgment issues. And we'll try to give you a few good ...

Evaluating the Financial Health of an Entity

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Recorded on: May. 7, 2014

SPEAKER 1: Chapter 11-- represents chapter 11 debtors, creditors, committees, trustees, secured creditors and general unsecured creditors in all aspects of corporate bankruptcy. He has in depth experience handling bankruptcy and restructuring matters related real estate, entertainment and manufacturing. Mr. Shemano frequently speaks for PLI-- and we're happy to have him back-- and the American Bankruptcy Institute conferences and to many other audiences ...

Evaluating the Financial Health of an Entity

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Recorded on: Oct. 16, 2014

JIM AGAR: Good morning, everybody. Hope that you had a nice evening last night and a good night of sleep. For those of you who did not join us yesterday or at the beginning of the day, my name is Jim Agar. I'm a director with PricewaterhouseCoopers forensic practice. I'm one of the co-chairs of the Pocket MBA this year. You'll meet my co-chairs [INAUDIBLE], also a director at PwC Forensic, and our counterpart at KPMG, Dana McFerran, our third co-chair. ...

Evaluating the Financial Health of an Entity

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Recorded on: Oct. 16, 2014

Taken from the Web Program Pocket MBA Fall 2014: Finance for Lawyers and Other Professionals recorded October, 2014 in New York. Evaluating the Financial Health of an Entity [01:15:30] Analyze the indicators and causes of financial distress - Solvency - Liquidity - Financing - Bankruptcy Evaluate the restructuring process and alternatives - Out-of-court - Chapter 11 reorganization - Assignments ...

Evaluating the Financial Health of an Entity

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Recorded on: May. 7, 2014

Taken from the Web Program Pocket MBA Summer 2014: Finance for Lawyers and Other Professionals Recorded May, 2014 in San FranciscoEvaluating the Financial Health of an Entity [01:00:44] Analysis of indicators and causes of financial distress Solvency Liquidity Financing Bankruptcy An overview of the restructuring process and alternatives Out-of-court Chapter 11 reorganization Receivership Identifying the stakeholders Impact ...

Hot Potatoes! Update on Handling Underfunded ERISA Pensions

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Recorded on: Dec. 31, 2014

AMY TAUB: Thank you. Hello, my name is Amy Taub and I'm a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, Hot Potatoes! Update on Handling Underfunded ERISA Pensions. Before we begin, I have some administrative announcements. This briefing will be one hour in length. Please feel free to send questions at any time during the briefing. Please remember that you have access to materials for this briefing via the course materials ...

Hot Potatoes! Update on Handling Underfunded ERISA Pensions

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Recorded on: Dec. 16, 2014

Taken from the briefing Hot Potatoes! Update on Handling Underfunded ERISA Pensions recorded December, 2014 in New York. For many employers, ERISA pension underfunding can be hard to live with: Congress recently gave plan sponsors a cash flow break by relaxing the rules on required funding contributions -- but those interest-bearing liabilities are still there, grinding away. Meanwhile, the federal pension guarantor, PBGC, often takes a keen interest ...

Inventory Financing

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Recorded on: Mar. 4, 2014

R. MARSHALL GRODNER: Well, first, as an introduction to inventory, and Ed kind of mentioned it, it's important to distinguish between these two types of goods-- equipment and inventory. I don't know how many of y'all, when you were in college, were either a bartender or a waiter? I was. I had more cash my pocket then than I ever have now, especially after kids. But remember, we always had to take inventory, once a month, once a week, or whatever, ...

IP Issues in Business Transactions 2014 -- Licensing and Bankruptcy Issues in IP Transactions

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From the program: IP Issues in Business Transactions 2014

Recorded on: Mar. 3, 2014

Taken from the Web Program IP Issues in Business Transactions 2014 recorded February, 2014 in San Francisco.Lecture Topics  [01:00:40]Licensing and Bankruptcy Issues in IP Transactions  [01:00:40] How might a licensee preserve its rights following a licensor's bankruptcy filing? Implementing structural solutions (such as assignments and licenses back) or source code escrows in the context of a licensor bankruptcy Ability of an IP ...

Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2014

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From the program: Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2014

Released on: Jun. 17, 2014

Real estate has become a favored asset class once again. Offshore investors are becoming more active in acquiring real estate, particularly as joint venture partners. All of this is having an impact on the structuring of transactions, availability of financing, availability of equity capital, bankruptcy remote structures, the role of the bankruptcy process, joint venture considerations, work-out pitfalls, carve-out guaranties and unanticipated judicial ...

Nuts and Bolts of Corporate Bankruptcy 2014

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From the program: Nuts and Bolts of Corporate Bankruptcy 2014

Released on: Dec. 23, 2014

Businesses in financial distress are not an unusual sight these days, and as a result, it is essential for attorneys of all levels and in all practice areas to become familiar with the fundamental tenets of bankruptcy law. Whether you are just starting out in your career, thinking about broadening your practice area to include this field, or want to be able to spot the issues when advising your clients, this program will provide you with an essential ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Jae  Kim

Jae Kim ~ Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Rambus Inc.

Lori A. Richards

Lori A. Richards ~ Chief Compliance Officer, Asset Management Unit, JP Morgan & Co

Edwin E. Smith

Edwin E. Smith ~ Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP