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A Decline In Chapter 11 Filings Allows Attorneys to Utilize Their Skills Elsewhere

Due to its relation to the state of the economy, a bankruptcy lawyer’s practice can be highly cyclical – actually, counter-cyclical. In the last 30 years or so we have seen a number of economic downturns – the bankruptcy boom of the late ‘80’s/early ‘90’s; the dot-com bubble of the...
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Bankruptcy & Restructuring - A Roundtable Discussion

Due in large part to the challenges brought on by the pandemic, Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings last year hit the highest level since 2010—a trend expected to continue throughout this year. Bankruptcy and restructuring is complex, full of twists and turns. Yet for all the expense, blame, negotiation, compromise...
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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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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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What 2017 May Bring for the Restructuring Community

We asked some of our financial advisor colleagues to give us brief readouts on what they felt 2017 has in store for us now that we have gotten beyond the inauguration and into the first weeks of the Trump administration.  Their thoughts follow: We have been seeing a lot...
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Litigation Funders Find Opportunity in Bankruptcy

Published in the Daily Journal on January 27, 2016 Greenberg Glusker partner Brian Davidoff, was quoted in a January 27, 2016, article by Daily Journal reporter Steve Creighton on the opportunities for litigation funding of adversary cases in bankruptcy.  The article discusses the current bankruptcy climate, the looming increase of bankruptcies and how...
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Who Says There Are No More Big Los Angeles Chapter 11 Cases?

On July 30, 2015, Relativity Media, along with 144 of its affiliates, filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  The multi-million dollar entertainment company, which produced films such as  The Social Network ,  The Fighter ,  Limitless , and others, is headquartered on Beverly Blvd. in Beverly Hills.  As of the...
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Experts: Drought Could Reverse Downturn in Bankruptcies

Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP partner Brian Davidoff was quoted in an article that ran in the Los Angeles Daily Journal on July 31 st  about current predictions that the bankruptcy industry will soon see a spike in bankruptcy cases as a result of the state’s ongoing...
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