New York, NY, April 24, 2015 –(PR.com)– The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Ali Mojdehi, Partner, Cooley LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Uniform Voidable Transactions Act (UVTA): Significant Amendments for Conflict Laws in 2015 LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Tuesday, June 9, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET).
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About Ali Mojdehi
Ali M.M. Mojdehi is a partner in the Cooley’s Corporate Restructuring & Bankruptcy practice group. He advises debtors and creditors and provides counsel to boards on innovative and efficient strategic transactions and restructurings. Both in and out of court, Mr. Mojdehi has represented debtors-in-possession, trustees, creditors, statutory creditor and equityholder committees, bondholders, financial institutions, and third-party purchasers of distressed assets, across a wide array of industries including real estate, construction, hospitality, oil and gas, energy, telecommunications, retail, manufacturing, transportation, financial services and technology. Mr. Mojdehi was named in the 2014 Chambers USA edition as a leader in Bankruptcy & Restructuring. He was also presented with the 2014 Ellis Island Medal of Honor. The Medal of Honor is presented to American citizens who have distinguished themselves within their own ethnic groups while exemplifying the values of the American way of life. Mr. Mojdehi earned his J.D. from the University of Tulsa and received his B.A. from the College of William and Mary. He is admitted to practice in the states of California and Oklahoma.
About Cooley LLP
Cooley’s Corporate Restructuring & Bankruptcy practice group is an experienced team that possesses a deep understanding of bankruptcy principles and law, outstanding litigation and corporate drafting ability and solid business sense. The team is a recognized leader, playing key roles in some of the most complex and high-profile bankruptcy and restructuring cases throughout the U.S., UK and other countries.
Cooley lawyers are well-known for our extensive experience representing creditors committees, debtors, equity committees, mechanics lienholder committees, shareholder committees, and employee and retiree committees in chapter 11 proceedings, out-of-court restructurings, restructuring and company dissolution, credit finance and distressed mergers & acquisitions. We represent a range of clients across a wide array of industries.
Cooley attorneys have played a significant role in some of the largest bankruptcy and out-of-court restructuring cases, including Metromedia Fiber Network, Enron, Lehman Brothers, Adelphia, Montgomery Ward, Federated Department Stores, Athlete’s Foot, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, United Airlines, Blockbuster, CompUSA, Pizzeria Uno, Johns-Manville, Thrifty Drugs, UPC Polska, Asyst Technologies, Inc. and the Baptist Foundation of Arizona, Inc.
In commercial transactions, most agreements have ‘choice of law’ provisions that enable parties to decide in advance the law governing dispute resolution. In contrast, in fraudulent transfer disputes, the parties are creditors who often neither have a pre-existing relationship with the recipients of transfers nor the ability to negotiate choice of law provisions. One impetus for the changes to the 1984 Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act (UFTA), now the 2014 Voidable Transactions Act (UVTA), the first in 30 years, was the need to address conflict of laws in fraudulent transfer litigation.
Key amendments include the choice of law for voidable transfers, defenses for an obligee or transferee, burdens and standards of proof, and clarification of receipt of ‘reasonably equivalent value’. The Act creates greater consistency with the Uniform Commercial Code, the Bankruptcy Code, and with the uniform rules governing un-incorporated business organizations with regard to partnership insolvencies.
In this CLE webinar a panel of skilled practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group, will discuss the newly approved 2014 Voidable Transactions Act (UVTA) and the Significant Amendments for Conflict Laws, review difficulties faced by practitioners under the current law; and provide guidance in addressing fraudulent transfers.
Key topics include:
• The Uniform Voidable Transaction Act of 2014 (UVTA) – An Overview
• Choice of Law
• Evidentiary Matters
• Defenses for Transferee or Obligee
• Series Organizations – Purposes & Significance
• Fraudulent Transfers and Constructive Voidable Transactions
• Adaptation of State on UVTA
• Definition of Insolvency for Partnerships
• Up-to-the Minute Regulatory Updates
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