The 2021 TMA Annual

From The 2021 TMA Annual

We’re in Music City! Tune in to top Nashville talent to gain an understanding of the economics and business side of the music industry. Find out how artists tapped into their creativity to survive the cancellation of live events. Has the music industry forever...

The 2021 TMA Annual

From The 2021 TMA Annual

No family reunion would be complete without a road trip, and no road trip would be complete without a stop at Stuckey’s, especially for restructuring folks who love a good comeback story. This is a tale of a family business with a fascinating history of twists and...

The 2021 TMA Annual

From The 2021 TMA Annual

More than 500 healthcare companies have operations in Nashville, including more than a dozen publicly traded companies. The healthcare industry was already facing massive distress prior to COVID-19. Learn what’s happening in healthcare and where the work is. As...

The 2021 TMA Annual

From The 2021 TMA Annual

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link—explore what’s happening with the supply chain that is currently affecting both consumer goods and industrial production. What are companies doing to mitigate these issues? This session will assess the geography of...

Despite Challenges, Significant Opportunities Exist for Informed Cannabis Investors
It should come as no surprise that cannabis is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. In spite of the current federal illegality of cannabis, 1 the numbers indicate that it is only a matter of time before cannabis’s status as a Schedule I controlled substance under the...
Restructuring Trends in the Cannabis Industry in Canada and the U.S.
The nascent cannabis industry is in a state of constant flux. Starting in 2012 and leading up to today, buying and selling cannabis has varying legal implications, depending on the country, as well as the U.S. state. 1 The different stages of legalization have created significant opportunities and...
Proceed with Caution: Chapter 15 at the Intersection of the CSA and Bankruptcy Code
The growing trend of cannabis legalization in the United States and abroad has created a level of uncertainty for U.S. cannabis operations experiencing financial distress. In particular, because cannabis remains illegal at the federal level, cannabis and cannabis-adjacent businesses have largely...
A View from the North: Canada’s Experience with Legalised Cannabis
Canada is the first G7 nation to federally legalise the use of cannabis for both medical and recreational use, and can be considered the world leader in a global trend of deregulation. Starting in 2001, authorized medical patients were legally able to access cannabis through the Medical Marijuana...
Marijuana-Related  Businesses Ineligible for Remedies Under Federal Law Have Other Options
More and more U.S. states have legalized the cultivation, distribution, and use of marijuana. Some states have legalized it only for medical purposes, while others have also legalized it for recreational purposes. As two examples, New York State recently enacted the Marijuana Regulation and...
As U.S. Cannabis Industry Grows, Produces Distress, Bankruptcy Relief  Remains Limited
The U.S. Bankruptcy Code provides relief to debtors to maximize value for the benefit of their creditors and other stakeholders. Such relief is extremely limited when debtors are state-legalized marijuana businesses, as they are denied access to Bankruptcy Courts because the manufacture,...