Jeffrey R. Erler, Partner, Gruber Hurst Elrod Johansen Hail Shank LLP to Speak at KC’s Event

New York, NY, May 16, 2015 –(– The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Jeffrey R. Erler, Partner, Gruber Hurst Elrod Johansen Hail Shank 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 Jeffrey R. Erler
Jeffrey R. Erler is the practice leader for the Firm’s bankruptcy and financial restructuring section and practices in the areas of insolvency and creditor’s rights, including bankruptcy-related litigation. He has extensive experience representing secured and unsecured creditors, lessors, and committees in bankruptcy reorganizations and liquidations, bankruptcy litigation, and pre- and post-bankruptcy workout and foreclosure matters. He also specializes in out of court workouts, personal property repossession and sales under Article Nine of the Uniform Commercial Code, and real estate foreclosures. Jeff is a frequent speaker for the National Business Institute and Lorman Education Services on topics related to bankruptcy and creditor representation.

About Gruber Hurst Elrod Johansen Hail Shank LLP
Gruber Hurst Elrod Johansen Hail Shank LLP has built a highly regarded reputation based on understanding the business needs of our clients when facing or pursuing litigation. By aligning those operational strategies with legal strategies we often gain greater efficiencies in preparing for trial and resolving disputes, both in the courtroom and at the bargaining table.

This approach also means that we have the flexibility and freedom to work with clients on various fee structures, including a mix of hourly, contingency and other creative arrangements. Our fundamental goal is to focus on results, sharing in the risk and rewards with our clients by maintaining a stake in the outcome. This philosophy formed the foundation of our firm in 2006, and we’ve found that our collective experience at larger firms continues to support this decision to practice law in a different way. Clients with pressing problems can get exactly what they need from us – rapid response, sophisticated problem-solving skills, and a willingness to be as aggressive as the situation dictates.

We concentrate our practice on complex business litigation, and focus on every case as if going to trial. This has enabled us to handle a wide range of commercial cases involving securities, labor and employment, intellectual property, bankruptcy products liability and other claims for both defendants and plaintiffs. Our clients include leading companies – large and small – and individuals in industries as varied as financial services, private equity, real estate, manufacturing, professional services, energy, and retail.

With this success for our clients has come ongoing recognition for the firm and our individual attorneys. Each of our five name partners have achieved top verdicts in Texas state and federal courts and in arbitrations. Each is consistently recognized in the top tier of attorneys in Texas by their legal and business colleagues and in various publications. We’re also proud that the firm continues to attract talented lawyers as associates and partners – lawyers who also believe in focusing on the delivery of services around the specific and distinctive interest of each client.
We take litigation to the next level. We are Business Savvy, Court Smart.

Event Synopsis:
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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