Unsecured Trade Creditors Committee


Post date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018

[1]“Critical vendor” status is a blessing. Without such status, an unsecured creditor may receive little to no recovery in a traditional chapter 11.

Post date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018

In business reorganizations under chapter 11, third-party releases are important tools that often facilitate consensual plans of reorganization, greater recovery for creditors, and an expedited resolution of bankruptcy cases, particularly where a debtor faces mass tort claims.

Post date: Thursday, March 01, 2018
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Jonathan (“Jon”) Haist

In Levin v. Verizon Bus. Global LLC (In re OneStar Long Distance Inc.),[1] the U.S.

Post date: Thursday, March 01, 2018

It is no secret that the IRS and other taxing authorities do well in bankruptcy, often at the frustration of both debtors and general unsecured creditors. For debtors, tax claims frequently are nondischargeable. For general unsecured creditors, IRS claims are entitled to higher priority.

Post date: Friday, October 20, 2017
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Adam Lawton Alpert

Given the media saturation, it is virtually impossible for any American to be unaware of the allegations that Russia and President Putin interfered in the 2016 presidential elections. But only a much smaller subset of the population likely knows that Russia and then-Prime Minister Putin also played a key role in Eclipse Aviation Corp.’s bankruptcy case seven years earlier.

Post date: Friday, October 20, 2017

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued an important opinion addressing the question of when goods are “received” for purposes of § 503(b)(9) of the Bankruptcy Code in In re World Imports Ltd.[1] Reversing two lower courts, the appellate court held that in determining whether a seller is entitled to an administrativ

Post date: Monday, August 07, 2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently provided guidance to practitioners representing suppliers and materialmen looking to secure their otherwise unsecured debt through the filing of a mechanic’s lien following the bankruptcy of a contractor.

Post date: Monday, August 07, 2017

Editor's Note: For a new decision upholding a gift plan despite Jevic, see In re Nuverra Environmental Solutions Inc., 17-1024 (D. Del. Aug.

Post date: Friday, May 05, 2017

One of my very favorite things about bankruptcy practice is that it seems that for every decision from any particular court, you can usually find another decision from another court holding to the contrary. Divergent bankruptcy decisions often result from nuanced facts particular to the specific case.

Post date: Friday, May 05, 2017

One of a plan proponent’s primary tasks in the confirmation process is seeking the acceptance of creditors whose claims would be impaired under the proposed plan.


Mr. Eric S. Chafetz
Lowenstein Sandler LLP
New York, NY
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Mr. Daniel I. Waxman
KEWA Financial Inc.
Lexington, KY
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Communications Manager
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Seattle, WA
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Newsletter Editor
Cleary Gottlieb
New York, NY
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Newsletter Editor
Frost Brown Todd LLP
Cincinnati, OH
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Mr. Jonathan J. Wernick
Special Projects Leader
B. Riley Advisory Services
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 409-6237

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