New York, NY, May 03, 2015 –(PR.com)– Rachel M. Blise, Attorney, Foley & Lardner LLP to Speak at KC’s Event
The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Rachel M. Blise, Attorney, Foley & Lardner 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 Rachel M. Blise
Rachel M. Blise is an associate and business litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, and she is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Bankruptcy & Business Reorganization Practices. Ms. Blise has experience assisting clients in a range of complex commercial litigation matters, including contract disputes, antitrust litigation, and class action defense.
Ms. Blise also has experience in the areas of insolvency, bankruptcy, and creditors’ rights. She has represented secured and unsecured creditors in bankruptcies, commercial and residential foreclosure actions, and other debt collection proceedings with respect to a variety of issues, including avoidance actions, lender liability claims, and bankruptcy sale transactions.
Prior to joining Foley, Ms. Blise was a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Carolyn Dineen King, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Houston, Texas.
About Foley & Lardner LLP
Foley & Lardner LLP provides award-winning business and legal insight to clients across the country and around the world. Our exceptional client service, value, and innovative technology are continually recognized by our clients and the legal industry. Foley has been recognized in a survey of Fortune 1000 corporate counsel as an elite BTI Client Service 30 – one of only seven law firms to hold this distinction for more than 12 years (2015 BTI Client Service A-Team survey, The BTI Consulting Group, Wellesley, MA). In addition, Foley received 27 national Tier 1 rankings in the 2015 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms,” and was named to the InformationWeek 500 list for seven of the past eight years for technological innovation that enhances business value. At Foley, we strive to create legal strategies that help you meet your needs today – and anticipate your challenges tomorrow.
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
About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/
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