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Top 10 Takeaways: Predictions and Trends for Distressed Assets

On January 26, 2021, I participated in a distressed asset panel at the Dressed for Distressed Forum hosted by Commercial Observer along with Aaron Ratner of Empire State Realty Trust, Michael May of Silverstein Properties, and Robert Verrone of Iron Hound Management Company. Fred Berk of Friedman LLP moderated...
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Webinar Replay: Distressed Transactions

A Panel Discussion at ACG Los Angeles Virtual Conference
Brian Davidoff, Chair of the firm's Bankruptcy Group, moderated the panel "Distressed Transactions" during the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) - Los Angeles' Annual Business Conference. In addition to Brian, the panel featured: Paul L. Kessler, who is the Principal at Bristol Capital Advisors and Cynthia Nelson, who is a Senior...
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To Ship or Not to Ship: 3 FAQ’s for Creditors Seeking Guidance Before or During a Retail Bankruptcy

COVID-19 has impacted an already shaky retail industry and pushed some of its participants into a rapid-fire series of bankruptcy filings. Although there was already a long list of prominent retail bankruptcies over the past several years prior to “shelter at home” orders – e.g. Toys “R” Us, Gymboree, Payless (twice), Forever 21, Barneys, Brookstone, Sears, Pier 1 (the list goes on) – it is unlikely that we have...
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COVID-19 Uncovered

Last week I posted an article about the difficulty for restructuring professionals to predict the environment into which they are trying to "right size" the companies they are working with. What will the industry look like in 2, 3 and 4 months? How much overhead do you need to...
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Will Hollywood find a special place in a government coronavirus bailout?

Variety asked my views on that recently. I don't think so. While the crisis is evolving on a day-by-day and hour-by-hour basis, I think that any financial relief to Hollywood will be more generic. Every industry that has been hard hit by the virus has its hands out to...
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9 Things for Businesses to Consider During a COVID-19 Cash Crunch

The abrupt mandatory closures of bars, coffee shops, restaurants, fitness centers and essentially any commercial location where people socially congregate has invoked surprise and unease in consumers throughout the country. For business owners, however, such news rises beyond mere concern or nuisance, as it may immediately create a cash...
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