Cathy Reece,Director,Fennemore Craig,P.C. to Speak at the Knowledge Group's Speaking Opportunity - Liquidating Trusts and Post Confirmation Issues in Bankruptcies:What Lies Ahead

2018-06-30 12:00:00

June 30, 2018 - The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Cathy Reece, Director, Fennemore Craig, P.C. will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Liquidating Trusts & Post Confirmation Issues in Bankruptcies: What Lies Ahead.” This event is scheduled for July 12, 2018 from 12:00pm – 1:30pm (ET).

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About Cathy Reece
CATHY L. REECE is the chair of the Financial Restructuring, Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Practice Group at Fennemore Craig, PC. She has extensive experience in every aspect of corporate workouts and bankruptcies and works with clients structuring complex transactions and purchasing distressed debt or assets. Ms. Reece has been selected as One of the Top 250 Women Litigators in the US by Benchmark for several years, as the 2014 Legal Advisor of the Year by the M&A Advisor, for the 2011 Outstanding Individual Contribution Award by the International Turnaround Management Association, and as One of the Most Influential Business Women in Arizona in 2016, in addition to being listed for several years in Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers. She received numerous turnaround and transactional awards for her work on the cross border chapter 15 sale of the Veris Gold US gold mines to her client Whitebox Advisors which was the post-petition lender and the buyer, including the M&A Advisor international and turnaround awards for cross border restructuring deal up to $100 million and the mining deal of the year, among others. Ms. Reece has been actively involved in the International Turnaround Management Association, including serving as a Board member and in International Vice President positions, and is a member of and serves on the Board of Regents for the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers. She has been involved in many complex bankruptcy cases in the Southwest. Some of her more representative cases include representing the Investors’ Committee and then the liquidating entity that is managing and selling the $900 million loan portfolio of a hard money lender. She represented the Unsecured Committee in the Arizona Baptist Foundation bankruptcy and confirmed a joint plan that liquidated the assets of the 140 debtor entities. She represented secured lender Textron Financial in confirming and implementing the joint plan of the ILX time share bankruptcy case that liquidated the assets and causes of action. In the Arizona Coyotes hockey bankruptcy cases, she represented the City of Glendale which owns the arena where the hockey team played.

About Fennemore Craig, P.C.
FENNEMORE CRAIG, P.C., a 130 year old full-service business law firm with offices in Arizona, Colorado and Nevada, has one of the largest and most active Financial Restructuring, Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Practice Groups in the Southwestern states, representing clients nationally, regionally and locally. The firm represents a diverse group of clients, including secured lenders, unsecured creditors, financial institutions, bankruptcy committees, debtors, bankruptcy trustees, indenture trustees and purchasers of distressed debt and assets, in just about all industries, including commercial real estate, homebuilders, developers, healthcare, hospitals, mining, hospitality, apartments and student housing, convenience stores, petroleum marketers, utilities, manufacturing, industrial, municipalities, restaurants, grocery stores, retail, non-profits, oil and gas, and other businesses. These representations occur in state and federal court proceedings, chapter 11 cases, debt restructuring, liquidation cases, out-of-court workouts, asset recovery, foreclosure actions, receiverships and other insolvency proceedings. Together with attorneys from other disciplines in the firm, the Financial Restructuring, Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Practice Group plans and negotiates complex workouts, restructures and purchases of debt or distressed assets.

Event Synopsis:
Post-confirmation liquidation and litigation trusts are tools used to resolve certain claims and issues in a Chapter 11 case. These trusts allowed debtors to immediately emerge from bankruptcy. Methods in handling large-scale litigation matters and claims resolution process were also made possible by these trusts. However, to maximize the benefits of post-confirmation liquidation and litigation trusts, organizations are required to have a well-drafted reorganization plan and corresponding trust agreement that carefully identifies the claims and interests being retained and deposited into the trust.

Listen as a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group provide the audience with an overview of Post-Confirmation Liquidation and Litigation Trusts in business bankruptcies. Speakers, among other things, will offer helpful insights on the fundamental framework as well as significant updates and developments surrounding this significant topic. To avoid jurisdictional issues arising from post-confirmation litigation and liquidation trusts, the speakers will also provide best practices and practical tips for businesses to consider when engaging in a post-confirmation liquidation and litigation trust.

Key topics include:
· Post-Confirmation Liquidation & Litigation Trusts in the 2018 Landscape
· Trust Agreements: Scope, Coverage and Limitations
· Identifying the Best Mechanism
· Identifying the Best Mechanism
· Funding and Financing of Trust
· The Jurisdiction to Assist the Trust During Post-Confirmation
· Significant Court Decisions
· What Lies Ahead

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