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TMA Members Only: Debtwire Radio Explores Practical Realities Facing Chapter 11 Equityholder Committees

Through a partnership with Debtwire -- the leading provider of real-time intelligence, analysis and data on distressed debt, leveraged finance and asset-backed markets -- TMA members now have access to free podcasts from Debtwire.

The first TMA Members Only podcast is now available via the TMA Institute. Click here for immediate access; you must be previously logged into

The first features legal analyst Richard Goldman who sat down with Ancela Nastasi of Nastasi Partners to discuss recent equityholder committee formation contests in the Chapter 11 cases of Breitburn Energy, Energy XXI, Horsehead Holdings, and Ultra Petroleum. During the course of their sit-down, Richard and Ancela discussed: 

  • The process by which equityholder committees are formed;
  •  The legal standard and hurdles that equityholder committees must overcome to secure appointment;
  •  The role that equityholder committees play in large Chapter 11 cases and how that role has evolved;
  • Case studies on some successful and unsuccessful equityholder committee appointment attempts; and
  • Practical pointers for equityholders and equityholder committee advisors.

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