JCR Guest Editor
A little over one year ago, just as the country was heading into a period of unprecedented turbulence caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Small Business Reorganization Act (SBRA) went into effect on February 19, 2020. Before SBRA, struggling businesses considering bankruptcy had two options:...
JCR Guest Editor
Amid the changing environment brought on the COVID-19 pandemic, ongoing issues in insolvency around the globe have continued to play out in recent months. In Europe, the UK made its long-anticipated break with the European Union, while Germany and the Netherlands have each enacted into law an EU...
Pressures Continue to Grow in the Ag, Logistics Industries
It is typically easy to determine how and why a business became distressed. After all, this analysis is frequently made after the fact and is fully informed by 20/20 hindsight. The difficult part is predicting the future and, through much of 2020, determining when various asset classes would emerge...
Pressures Continue to Grow in the Ag, Logistics Industries
Since the enactment of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in 1978, there have been myriad economic cycles that have necessitated modifications in the way lending and restructuring communities operate, but nothing like the changes required by the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. This month’s JCR touches on...
Pressures Continue to Grow in the Ag, Logistics Industries
"Clocks slay time... time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life" - William Faulkner Though Faulkner wrote these words close to a century ago, their meaning is uncannily prescient during this pandemic. COVID has permeated almost...
JCR Guest Editor
To say these are unprecedented times would be an understatement. What the global pandemic has done to economies across the world has never been seen before, and it is far too early in the process to know what the exact long-term impact will be. Added to that, the strain of the health crisis is...
JCR Guest Editor
The world continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, and various industries are struggling to pivot or otherwise implement creative solutions to recover from its devastating impacts. In this landscape, restructuring professionals are likely quite busy and becoming even busier as certain...
Pressures Continue to Grow in the Ag, Logistics Industries
COVID-19 seems to know no bounds. It has indiscriminately decimated the world economy and has affected people on every corner of the earth, from prime ministers to paupers. I, too, tested positive while organizing this magazine. Thankfully, it was a mild case. However, the virus’s effect on...
Pressures Continue to Grow in the Ag, Logistics Industries
As guest editor of this issue of the JCR , in early February I began formulating topics that focused on the challenges faced by the agriculture and transportation industries. Final submissions were due March 10. On March 11, the NBA abruptly suspended its season, Tom Hanks announced he had tested...
JCR Guest Editor
In these unusual times, we are pleased to share our retail edition of the Journal of Corporate Renewal. While the global economy is experiencing a massive disruption, and no sector appears to be spared from this downturn, the retail sector’s challenges escalated to new heights. Looking at last five...