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ABLs See Dramatic Jump in Q4 Pipeline
Lenders concede that in 2010, not only was liquidity resoundingly back, making everyone itchy to put money to work, but more noteworthy, lenders could look back over the last two years and confirm that their portfolios had made it through the credit crisis relatively unscathed. But how quickly will aggressive pricing return?
By Maria C. Dikeos, Thomson Reuters LPC
Beyond Bankruptcy... Now What?
Once a company emerges, it does not mean it is in the clear. Therefore, stakeholders should leverage the skills developed, plans constructed and relationships formed through the next phase of the cycle.
By Lawrence R. Perkins, Conway MacKenzie
Retailers Are in Fighting Shape for 2011
Given what Spence Mehl calls a bloodbath of bankruptcies in the retail space in 2008 and 2009, last year brought surprisingly fewer bankruptcies. And while bankruptcy still loomed heavily for nearly all the big chains in 2010, retailers themselves executed their own top-to-bottom restructuring plans. But, Mehl warns, retailers aren't out of the woods yet.
By Spence Mehl, RCS Real Estate Advisors
FROM ALL FACETS
PROFILE OF SUCCESS
SJC Direct Lending Fund's Steve Czech is a Man on a Mission
"What's in a name?" For Steve Czech, founder of FrontPoint's SJC Direct Lending Fund, the name means a great deal not the least of which is a staff of five experienced professionals, $1 billion to invest in middle-market companies and the opportunity to fulfill on a very personal mission.
By Stuart P. Papavassilio
Bankruptcy Attorneys Can Help Persuade Clients to Make Tough Decisions
The more corporate leaders and their counsel understand the benefits of enlisting bankruptcy attorneys early in the process, the better chance that they will take essential and timely actions to get the company back on track. In the end, forcing a frank conversation about a company's trouble, coupled with bringing in bankruptcy counsel, is the right thing to do.
By David Bagley, MorrisAnderson
Postcard From the Future: This Year, Factors to Flock to a Capital Location
As has been their custom for the past 17 years, factors worldwide are scheduled to congregate in the early spring — this time descending upon the nation's capital on April 13-16 at the Omni Shoreham.
By Heather Villa, International Factoring Association
Secret Extensions: Preference Actions Avoiding the Statute of Limitations
While it is rare that one sees issues regarding the two-year statute of limitations for the commencement of preference actions, such issues can wreak havoc in larger, more complex Chapter 11 reorganizations where a plan of reorganization has yet to be confirmed prior to the running of the two-year anniversary of the case.
By Jeffrey A. Wurst and Michael T. Rozea, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek
Looking Outside the Comfortable Confines of Article 9
In Ken Weinberg's estimation, Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code is an extremely thoughtful and thorough statute. But, he warns, it's not the end all, be all of security interests, and it is therefore prudent to visit what is and what isn't covered by Article 9's broad scope.
By Kenneth P. Weinberg, Marks & Weinberg
Former CitiCapital/GE Capital Exec Receives Ten-Year Sentence
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