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The Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (SBRA) became effective on February 19, 2020, bringing with it a new reorganization tool for small business debtors: Subchapter V of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Subchapter V streamlines the Chapter 11 bankruptcy process for small business debtors,...
The Evolving Role of the  Interim CFO
Whether a company is large or small, public or private, the role of the CFO is moving from reporting the past to anticipating the future—and managing the associated risks and opportunities. One consequence of this expanded role and the resulting higher expectations is greater turnover. Recent...
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For decades, companies in financial distress in Europe have faced different and at times difficult local laws for restructuring in each member state of the European Union. In most member states, only insolvency regimes offering court-led proceedings have been available. Such proceedings have not...
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In today’s economic climate, insolvency practitioners must be diligent in preserving an estate’s assets and creative in identifying unrealized value. Insolvent entities occasionally have claims that, if properly resourced and advanced, could yield value for creditors and other stakeholders. However...
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The UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020. The transitional period, during which EU law continued to apply to the UK and the UK was, in many respects, still treated as an EU member state, ended at 11 p.m. on 31 December 2020 (IPCD). At the 11th hour, the EU and the UK agreed to terms of a...
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On March 13, 2020, the president officially declared the COVID-19 pandemic a national emergency. In a matter of weeks, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) as its initial legislative response to combat the economic fallout from the deadly virus. Exactly...
2020 Bankruptcy Trends:  A Year in Review
After years of relatively few filings, the number of bankruptcy cases started to gradually tick upward in 2019. Despite unprecedented economic growth since the Great Recession, many investors and professionals had been anticipating a downturn, but it is fair to say that “global pandemic” was on...
Bankruptcy Claims Trading Is Fraught
In the good old pre-pandemic days, buying administrative trade claims in bankruptcy cases was like shooting fish in a barrel—it was easy, it was profitable, and investors’ greatest concern was not whether they would be paid 100% but rather when they would be paid. Not any longer. After recent...
Getting Distressed Healthcare Industry Deals
When retained to market the sale of a distressed senior housing community, life plan community (formerly known as a continuing care retirement community, or CCRC), and/or skilled nursing facility, a reputable advisory firm takes steps to preserve value for the client and capture the maximum pricing...
Why Distressed Debt Investors Should Look to the Hotel Industry
The economic downturn in 2020 has presented both opportunities and challenges in the distressed debt investing industry. The multitude of defaults and forbearances and the general decrease in business for hotels should catch the attention of distressed debt buyers looking for new opportunities to...