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  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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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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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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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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David L. Lawton

A childhood case of glossophilia led David Lawton on a journey to five continents, where he spent time studying languages, immersion-style. Notably, he spent nearly five years as a bon vivant in France earning a License ès Lettres from Université de Montpellier III, where he helped lead the basketball team to the national tournament semi-finals. (more…)

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Kevin A. Ewing

From mountaineering in the Rockies to picnicking in the Bavarian Alps with his family, Kevin Ewing finds some interesting ways to spend his free time. But it’s no different with his professional life, which takes place in the tricky terrain where environmental law crosses significant corporate decisions about capital deployment, shareholder disclosures and corporate governance.  (more…)

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