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  1. Restructuring and Insolvency in the United States: overview

    January 26, 2015

    B-I-C Evan Flaschen and Ilia O’Hearn recently co-authored the United States Q&A for Practical Law‘s Restructuring and Insolvency Multi-jurisdictional Guide. For the full Q&A click here.

  2. Chapter 11 Reform or Re-Form? ABI Proposes Wholesale Changes to Bankruptcy Law

    December 8, 2014

    Extra Extra Read All About It. It was a cataclysmic weekend in college football for the Big 12 conference. The college football playoff committee elevated the one-loss Ohio State Buckeyes (Big 10) into the fourth and final slot in the inaugural College Football Playoff, taming a one-loss Baylor Bears (Big 12) sloth and a one-loss TCU Horned Frogs (Big 12) colony in the process. Some naysayers may look to the Big 12′s soft schedules and the absence of a league tiebreaker game as drivers of the committee’s decision. Others may cite to the Buckeyes’ 59-0 drubbing of a Top 20 opponent in Saturday night’s Big 10 championship game as the deciding factor. more…

  3. To (Credit) Bid Or Not To (Credit) Bid, That Is The Question

    August 27, 2014

    Back to school! What better way to ring in the new academic year than a good dose of Hamlet? Okay, okay, so the Blogger-In-Chief and his co-author aren’t exactly Shakespearian playwrights, nevertheless the pair hopes readers find this article to be an interesting take on the ongoing use of credit bidding in bankruptcy sales. Enjoy! And when you’re finished reading, don’t forget to put your own pen to paper to enter to Win Rudy’s Tickets by September 3 for a chance to see the Yankees trounce the Rays on September 10. May the best poets win!

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Poems

Icarus Flies Again

AMR-US
If you fail and fail and fail
Is fourth time the charm?

Suntech

Chinese company
US public bondholders
Welcome to Wuxi

Mariano Rivera

Number 42
Is now 43 years old
Makes Jeter look young

AMR-US

Two troubled airlines
Will merged airline be better?
I prefer the train

Prescription for Recovery

We could use more jobs
And fewer politicians
It is that simple

Wall Street

Bulls, Bears make money
Pigs become hogs, get slaughtered
Wall Street ever thus

Premature Exit

I made a killing
When I sold my Apple shares
…At Eighty-Six, sigh

Dealus Interruptus

Need to settle claim
No one answering my calls
Dog days of Summer

Oakland Athletics

My beloved A’s
Lowest payroll, kicking ass
Who needs Bash Brothers?

Tribune

Plan finally confirmed
Goodbye, Chapter Eleven
No. Appeals? Really?

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People

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Evan D. Flaschen

As Blogger-in-Chief Evan Flaschen approaches his office in his signature Tommy Bahama shirt, shorts and sandals, the classic Ozzy Osbourne song “Crazy Train” is cranked to 11. With a 7-foot giraffe statue peering over one shoulder, a life-size Abe Lincoln cut-out over the other and Bloomberg news on his wall TV, Evan sits in front of his four computer screens, two speakerphones and wireless headset and takes on the restructuring world with a passion and a smile. (more…)

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Renée M. Dailey

Renée approaches her golf game meticulously. She focuses on where she wants to end up, tunes out any distractions, drives it down the fairway with strength, and then putts it into the hole with finesse. She approaches US and cross-border restructurings in the same way.  (more…)

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Gregory W. Nye

When asked what it is, precisely, he does for a living, Greg Nye responds: “I make the most complex financial structures easy to understand.” Outside the courtroom, Greg likes to pump iron (with minimal observable results). (more…)

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Elizabeth L. McGinley

Who chooses to take multiple philosophy courses on top of an accounting major? Someone who’s creative and analytical as well as systematic and practical. That’s Elizabeth McGinley. (more…)

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Sanford M. Brown

When taking a break from supervising all national banks during his time with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Sandy worked to better his golf game. Golf was the perfect break from his responsibilities which included a wide range of matters relating to the regulation of national banks, even the development of banking policy in the areas of risk-based capital and dividends. (more…)

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