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  1. Shipping Chapter 11s: Safe Harbor or Rough Seas? (Continued)

    August 7, 2014

    With the end of Summer upon us, and vacation still on the brains of many, rest assured the Basis Points B-I-C aka Blogger-in-Chief and his first mate have been hard at work launching an article with INSOL International regarding international shipping chapter 11 filings.  The mariners explain how many international shipping companies continue to navigate difficult market conditions, how some chapter 11 debtors have stretched the initial chapter 11 safe harbor into successful reorganizations while others have capsized, and why going forward international shipping company owners might still choose a voyage through chapter 11 over competing insolvency regimes.  Click here to read the full article.

  2. Flaschen Shows Owners How to Play Chapter 11 Game

    June 30, 2014

    Thanks to all that submitted a haiku about the 2014 FIFA World Cup™. Speaking of the World Cup, Basis Points BIC aka Blogger-in-Chief Evan Flaschen catches up with TradeWinds and explains how a  lengthy Chapter 11 bankruptcy fight is quite comparable to Team USA’s 2-1 victory over Ghana this past Sunday. Click here to read the full article.

    Back to the Annual Haiku contest, — There are two more chances to win Rudy’s tickets, with our next contest kicking off July 16.

  3. Curbing GHG Emissions – Good for the Environment, Bad for Investors?

    June 5, 2014

    On June 2, 2014, EPA issued a proposed rule to control greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) from the electric power generation sector of the United States. EPA’s goal is to obtain a reduction of GHG emissions in 2030 from this sector of 30% from the baseline year 2005. The 2005 baseline allows EPA to take credit for GHG emission reductions that have occurred since that time without any regulatory obligation. The proposal establishes GHG emission targets for each State (expect the District of Columbia and Vermont who do not have goals under the rule). Interim emission targets must be obtained in the 2020-2029 timeframe with final targets obtained by 2030. more…

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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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Kurt A. Mayr

While Kurt Mayr successfully cut his legal teeth in the dog-eat-dog world of “Big Law” on Wall Street, he has another side too. Kurt enjoys spending his spare time at his family’s Vermont farmhouse, built in 1763, where he pursues his other passion, woodworking.  (more…)

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Jeris Diana Brunette

Jeris may be the only Basis Points contributor who can say “credit transaction” in five different languages. During college and law school, she immersed herself in Spanish, Czech and Finnish, tossing in a study abroad term in Russia, for good measure.  (more…)

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William A. Wood III

As a fifth generation Texan, Trey Wood has lived through three cycles of oil and gas boom and busts. But perhaps it is his experience of working as a cowboy on a South Texas ranch in his formative years that most informs his current success in representing debtors, creditors, committees and other parties in interest in all facets of the bankruptcy process and out of court restructurings in the oil and gas industry.  (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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