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    03.01.18 Barry L. Zaretsky Roundtable Discussion - Bankruptcy M&A

    Thursday, March 1
    6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

    Brooklyn Law School
    Feil Hall
    Forchelli Conference Center, 22nd Floor
    205 State Street
    Brooklyn, NY

    By Invitation Only

    About the Discussion
    Mergers and acquisitions of solvent and insolvent firms happen all the time, in bankruptcy and out. The question for discussion is whether, and how, financial distress changes the practical and legal environment. Should corporate law be the model in bankruptcy? Or should bankruptcy law and bankruptcy courts pay special attention to distress situations? Specific concerns include runs, information asymmetry, adequacy of representation, conflict of interest and equitable value distribution. This roundtable will provide a forum for academics and practitioners with expertise in bankruptcy and corporate law to explore such thorny topics as: (1) empty creditors; (2) lockups and plan support agreements; (3) blocking and control positions and how they are allocated; (4) creditor disclosure; and (5) vote designation.

    The program is being presented in conjunction with the Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial and Commercial Law Symposium: The Market for Corporate Control in the Zone of Insolvency, to be held the next day. For information on the symposium, visit.

    Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Business Law and Regulation and the American Bankruptcy Institute

    Professor Barry L. Zaretsky (1950-1997)

    Professor Barry L. Zaretsky, a member of the Brooklyn Law School faculty for 19 years, was a teacher and mentor to countless Brooklyn Law School students and a distinguished bankruptcy and commercial law scholar. His work inside and outside the classroom bridged the worlds of theory and practice.

    Barry L. Zaretsky Roundtable Steering Committee
    Hon. Stuart M. Bernstein, United States Bankruptcy Court, SDNY
    Hon. Shelley C. Chapman, United States Bankruptcy Court, SDNY
    Hon. Carla E. Craig, United States Bankruptcy Court, EDNY
    Hon. Robert D. Drain, United States Bankruptcy Court, SDNY
    Hon. Dorothy T. Eisenberg ’50, United States Bankruptcy Court, EDNY (ret.)
    Hon. James L. Garrity, United States Bankruptcy Court, SDNY
    Hon. Martin Glenn, United States Bankruptcy Court, SDNY
    Hon. Robert E. Grossman ’73, United States Bankruptcy Court, EDNY
    Hon. Sean H. Lane, United States Bankruptcy Court, SDNY
    Hon. Nancy Hershey Lord ’80, United States Bankruptcy Court, EDNY
    Hon. Cecelia G. Morris, United States Bankruptcy Court, SDNY
    Hon. Louis A. Scarcella, United States Bankruptcy Court, EDNY
    Hon. Elizabeth S. Stong, United States Bankruptcy Court, EDNY
    Hon. Alan S. Trust, United States Bankruptcy Court, EDNY
    Hon. Mary Kay Vyskocil, United States Bankruptcy Court, SDNY
    Hon. Michael E. Wiles, United States Bankruptcy Court, SDNY
    John R. Ashmead ’90, Seward & Kissel LLP
    Ingrid M. Bagby ’96, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
    Leslie S. Barr ’84, Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf LLP
    David M. Barse ’87, Outvest Capital LLC
    Neil M. Berger ’85, Togut, Segal & Segal LLP
    Daniel B. Besikof ’04, Loeb & Loeb LLP
    William P. Bowden ’88, Ashby & Geddes
    Michael G. Burke ’02, Sidley Austin LLP
    Melanie L. Cyganowski, Otterbourg PC
    Leah Eisenberg ’00, Foley & Lardner LLP
    Angela Ferrante ’99, Garden City Group, LLC
    Janine M. Figueiredo’02, Hahn & Hessen LLP
    Michael A. Fischer ’92, Fischer Law Firm, PLLC
    Jonathan L. Flaxer ’79, Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe LLP
    Ronald J. Friedman ’96, SilvermanAcampora LLP
    William D. Gardner '97, Husch Blackwell LLP
    Robert E. Gerber, Joseph Hage Aaronson LLC
    Scott A. Golden ’92, Hogan Lovells LLP
    Andrew N. Goldman ’92, Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr, LLP
    Marcia L. Goldstein, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP        Lawrence P. Gottesman ’84, Allegaert Berger & Vogel LLP
    Shan A. Haider ’06, Kattin Muchin Rosenman LLP
    Scott L. Hazan ’73, Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones
    Robert M. Hirsh ’98, Arent Fox LLP
    Ron L. Jacobs ’81, Prime Clerk
    Denise Kaloudis ’02, JLT Specialty USA
    Samuel S. Kohn ’99, Norton Rose Fulbright
    Samuel E. Kramer ’82, Law Office of Samuel E. Kramer
    Brian S. Lennon ’03, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
    Jennifer L. Marines ’05, Morrison & Foerster LLP
    Dan McElhinney '97, Acumen Recovery Services, LLC
    Saima M. Meyer ’05, Kurtzman Carson Consultants (KCC)
    Angela Tese Milner ’82, Tese & Milner LLP
    Joseph T. Moldovan ’82, Morrison Cohen LLP
    Steven H. Newman ’90, Katsky & Korins LLP Matthew W. Olsen ’02, UBS Group AG
    James M. Peck, Morrison & Foerster LLP
    Kenneth Pasquale ’90, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
    Cassandra Porter ’04, Cognizant Technology Solutions
    Gary O. Ravert ’00, Ravert PLLC
    Ira A. Reid ’87, Baker & McKenzie LLP
    Geoffrey A. Richards ’95, Raymond James Financial, Inc.
    Fred B. Ringel ’85, Robinson Brog Leinwand Greene Genovese & Gluck P.C.
    Matthew M. Roose ’06, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
    Frederick B. Rosner ’86, The Rosner Law Group LLC
    Joseph Samet ’74, Baker & McKenzie LLP (ret.)
    Michael L. Schein ’93, Vedder Price PC
    Robert T. Schmidt ’89, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
    William H. Schrag ’78, Thompson Hine LLP
    Andrew I. Silfen ’86, Arent Fox LLP
    Bennett S. Silverberg ’00, Brown Rudnick LLP
    Paul N. Silverstein ’81, Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP
    Steven B. Smith '99, JND Corporate Restructuring
    Richard Stern ’79, Luskin, Stern & Eisler LLP
    Enid Nagler Stuart ’80, New York State Office of the Attorney General
    Scott Y. Stuart '87, Esquify Inc.
    Myron Trepper ’68
    Edward S. Weisfelner ’82, Brown Rudnick LLP
    David Y. Wolnerman ’01, White & Wolnerman, PLLC

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