Christopher A. Ward, Co-Chair, Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring Practice, Polsinelli PC to Speak at the Knowledge Group’s Post-Confirmation Liquidation and Litigation Trusts in Business Bankruptcies: Practical Guide Live Webcast
New York, NY, August 19, 2015 –(PR.com)– The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Christopher A. Ward, Co-Chair, Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring Practice, Polsinelli PC will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Post-Confirmation Liquidation and Litigation Trusts in Business Bankruptcies: Practical Guide.” This event is scheduled for January 26, 2016 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).
For further details, please visit: https://theknowledgegroup.org/event_name/post-confirmation-liquidation-and-litigation-trusts-in-business-bankruptcies-practical-guide-live-webcast/
About Christopher Ward
Christopher A. Ward is Co-Chair of Polsinelli PC’s Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring practice and Managing Shareholder of the Wilmington, Del. office. In addition to representing firm clients in Delaware, Chris’ experience includes serving as Delaware legal counsel to out-of-state referring law firms, conflicts counsel, contingency fee/avoidance action counsel, and special counsel in various matters pending both nationally and in Delaware. Chris has represented numerous chapter 11 debtors and an official committee of unsecured creditors. His recent representative cases include serving as Delaware bankruptcy counsel and conflicts counsel to the Official Committee of TCEH Unsecured Creditors in Energy Future Holdings, the 7th largest chapter 11 case ever filed, Standard Register, Allied Nevada Gold, and the Student Committee in Corinthian Colleges, as well as counsel to the chapter 11 debtors in Airborne Media Group, Global Aviation and Coach America. He has been recognized by Chambers USA for Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Delaware Band 3), Delaware Super Lawyers, and Best Lawyers in America. Chris is also the American Bankruptcy Institute Mid-Atlantic Endowment Committee, Chair and Education Director of ABI’s Technology & IP Committee.
About Polsinelli PC
Polsinelli PC is a full-service national law firm with over 750 attorneys and 18 offices across the country. Polsinelli’s national bankruptcy practice has both the depth and breadth to handle any bankruptcy matter that may arise. The firm has represented numerous chapter 11 debtors, creditors’ committees, and creditors. Polsinelli’s bankruptcy practice also focuses on bankruptcy litigation, including breach of fiduciary duty, lender liability, fraudulent transfer, preference, and contingency fee litigation, as well as creditors’ rights litigation and contested matters. Representative engagements include Delaware bankruptcy and conflicts counsel to TCEH Creditors’ Committee in Energy Futures Holdings Corp., counsel to chapter 11 debtors in Airborne Media Group, Global Aviation, Coach America, Marinas International, and Indianapolis Downs (special litigation counsel), as well as counsel to the Creditors’ Committee in Standard Register, Allied Nevada Gold, Simplexity, Revel Casino, Open Range Communications, Saab Cars North America, Ultimate Escapes, and Crossroads Wireless, as well as the Student Committee in Corinthian Colleges. Polsinelli can be found at www.polsinelli.com.
Unless advised properly, closing a chapter 11 case on a cost-effective basis can be problematic. Resolving certain claims and interests in a Chapter 11 case is time consuming and will often utilize any funds that are set aside for creditors. In aiding this dilemma, and to enable a debtor to emerge from bankruptcy sooner than would be possible, popular tools such as post-confirmation liquidation and litigation trusts are used, as well as a structured dismissal. Such trusts have enabled methods on how and when to handle large-scale litigation matters, claims resolution process, and the liquidation of other assets for the purpose of disposing assets, prosecuting estate claims, resolving claims, and distributions to beneficiaries.
The Knowledge Group has assembled a team of seasoned professionals, thought leaders and administrators who will help the audience understand the most important aspects of Post-Confirmation Liquidation and Litigation Trusts in Business Bankruptcies. The panel will present their findings and best practices and practicalities in a post-confirmation liquidation trust agreements. The panel will also provide the audience with a comprehensive overview of this significant topic. Going beyond the basic mechanics, our speakers will present their thoughts and opinions on how to best utilize the benefits of a post-confirmation trust agreement.
Key topics include:
• Post-Confirmation Liquidation & Litigation Trusts – An Overview
• Scope and Limitations of Trust Agreements
• Structuring Trust Agreements
• Risks and Pitfalls in Liquidation & Litigation Trust
o Claims Resolution
• Common Issues Faced in Liquidation & Litigation Trusts regarding:
• Up-to-the-minute Regulatory Developments
• Structured Dismissal
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