Asset Sales Committee


Post date: Monday, August 30, 2021

One of the primary purposes of chapter 11 is to maximize the value of a debtor’s assets.

Post date: Monday, August 30, 2021

ABI’s Asset Sales Committee announced that In re Verity Health System of California Inc., Case No. 2:18-bk-20151-ER (C.D. Cal.), won the committee’s third annual “Asset Sale of the Year” award.

Post date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Two recent district court decisions, each involving appeals of a bankruptcy sale order where the appellant(s) failed to obtain a stay pending appeal, provide insight into statutory mootness under § 363(m) of the Bankruptcy Code. In both In re HDR Holdings Inc.[1] and Barnes v.

Post date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021

More U.S. companies filed bankruptcies with liabilities exceeding $1 billion in 2020 than in any year since 2009.[1] Bankruptcy courts are often left with difficult decisions in these complex bankruptcies, including whether to approve the winning bid in an asset sale under § 363.

Post date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
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Matthew J. LoCascio

“Stalking horse” is a term that instills hope in the minds of creditors and debtors while striking fear in the hearts of other bidders. When running a § 363 sale process, identifying a stalking-horse bidder (the bidder that submits the highest and best initial bid) lays the groundwork for the rest of the proceedings.

Post date: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Recent allegations of impropriety of bidders in the reorganization of Neiman Marcus Group Ltd. LLC should serve as a reminder to study the line between mere auction strategy and collusive bidding. The word “collusion” itself seems to cause confusion whenever it is uttered in the political or legal realms.

Post date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021

One of the hallmarks of purchasing assets from a bankruptcy estate under § 363 of the Bankruptcy Code is the perceived ability of a buyer to purchase those assets “free and clear of any interest in such property” if certain conditions are met.[1] A common phrasing in many motions seeking to sell assets under § 363 is that the assets ar

Post date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021

ABI’s Asset Sales and Ethics and Professional Compensation Committees sponsored a great webinar on Feb.

Post date: Friday, January 22, 2021

ABI's Asset Sales Committee has opened the application period for the 3rd Annual Asset Sale of the Year Award. Submissions are due by Monday, April 5, 2021. 

Nomination Deadline

Monday, April 5, 2021


Post date: Friday, January 22, 2021

A small business debtor who elects to proceed under subchapter V of chapter 11[1] has the same rights and powers to sell property under 11 U.S.C.


Tue, 2020-01-28

Marijuana-related businesses are being denied access to bankruptcy relief in all but a tiny handful of cases. This webinar will discuss prospects for success in bankruptcy court, available alternative methods of affording relief to troubled cannabis businesses, and possibilities for changes in the regulatory climate.

Thu, 2019-10-17

There have been a number of recent bankruptcy filings by large and high profile healthcare providers, such as the filings of Verity Health System of California, Inc., in Los Angeles (the second largest hospital bankruptcy case in American history), Hospital Acquisition LLC and 25 related debtors d/b/a Promise Health and American Academic Health System (Hahnemann University Hospital and St.

Thu, 2019-10-10

We will take a deeper dive into some of the more interesting and unique local rules that practitioners should be aware of when completing assets sales in various districts. The panelists will also discuss the need for local rules, differences across jurisdictions, and the process for revisions and implementation.

Thu, 2019-06-20

Hosted by the Asset Sales and Financial Advisors and Investment Banking Committees. FAs, IBs, RE advisors, attorneys: too many cooks in the kitchen? This panel will discuss the anatomy of the bankruptcy sales process and focus on optimizing value by drawing on the resource skills of attorneys, investment banks, financial advisors and real estate advisors.

Tue, 2017-11-14

This webinar will provide an overview of key provisions in, and frequent disputes regarding, bidding procedure orders and bidding procedures. The webinar will cover both a basic introduction to the topic, as well as a discussion on advanced hot issues and recent trends in this area of law.

Sat, 2017-04-22

This panel hosted by the Asset Sales and Health Care Committees will discuss the Top 10 Issues to Be Aware of When Buying a Health Care Business, and How to Plan for the Inevitable Surprises.

Thu, 2017-03-09

The Asset Sales Committee will host a webinar on the roles of secured, undersecured and unsecured creditors and committees in asset sales and bidding processes involving complex capital structures. The discussion will focus on the challenges and complications that can arise in seeking an expedited sale free and clear of claims and liens and means by which creditors and committees can use the sale process to their advantage.

Fri, 2016-04-15

Labor Issues in 363 Sales: Things You Need to Know

Wed, 2016-03-30

The Unsecured Trade Creditors' Committee's call discussed  “gifting” and other recent developments regarding application of the absolute priority rule.

Thu, 2016-03-10

The Asset Sales Committee hosted a conference call discussing the GM successor liability decision now on appeal in the Second Circuit. John Hutton (Greenberg Traurig LLP; Miami) and Henry Jaffe (Pepper Hamilton LLP; Wilmington) led a conference call discussing the issues raised and being briefed before the Second Circuit in the GM successor liability appeal.


Mrs. Alicia M. Bendana
Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard, LC
New Orleans, LA
(504) 568-1990

Ms. Evelyn Meltzer, Esq.
Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP
Wilmington, DE
(302) 777-6532

Ms. Randye B. Soref
Communications Manager
Los Angeles, CA
(310) 556-1801

Mr. Matthew J. LoCascio
Education Director
SC&H Capital
Ellicott City, MD
(443) 951-4846

Ms. Uchechi A. Egeonuigwe
Membership Relations Director
Brown Rudnick LLP
New York, NY
(212) 209-4955

Mr. James Robert Irving, Esq.
Newsletter Editor
Dentons Bingham Greenebaum
Louisville, KY
(502) 587-3606

Ms. Leyza Florin Blanco
Special Projects Leader
Sequor Law
Miami, FL
(305) 372-8282

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