Unsecured Trade Creditors Committee


Post date: Sunday, March 23, 2014

Seemingly straightforward on its face, certain aspects of the Bankruptcy Code’s “new value” defense[1] have proven frustratingly unclear for practitioners around the country. Illustrative of this frustration is the elusive answer to perhaps the simplest question: When does it apply?

Post date: Sunday, March 23, 2014

Until recently, most attorneys gave little thought as to whether they should be signing proofs of claim in bankruptcy cases on behalf of their clients. If it was more convenient to have an attorney do so, attorneys followed their clients’ wishes and complied.

Post date: Sunday, March 23, 2014

While a number of circuits have held that bankruptcy courts have authority under § 105(a) of the Bankruptcy Code to insulate nondebtors via prospective releases of liability in a confirmed plan, the practice is constrained in other circuits.

Post date: Saturday, October 01, 2011

Last year, a divided panel of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals held that the plain language of § 1129(b)(2)(A) of the Bankruptcy Code allows a debtor to propose the sale of a secured creditor’s collateral free and clear of liens without providing a right to credit-bid, so long as the creditor receives the indubitable equivalent of its claim.

Post date: Saturday, October 01, 2011

Although several months have now passed since the Supreme Court first decided Stern v.

Post date: Friday, July 01, 2011

In certain industries, it is not uncommon for parties to a commercial transaction to alter the normal debtor-creditor relationship by entering into consignment arrangements. Under a typical consignment arrangement, the consignor of the goods (typically a manufacturer or distributor) delivers such goods to the consignee (typically a retailer) to be sold.

Post date: Saturday, May 21, 2011

Representing creditors’ committees can be lucrative, and law firms often engage in competitive pitches with other firms when seeking to become creditors’ committee counsel.  In order to bolster the odds of winning multi-firm “beauty contests,” many firms actively solicit votes from committee members, or if the committee is not yet formed, from the potential committee members.

Post date: Saturday, May 14, 2011

Creditors share bankruptcy estate assets according to the amount and priority of their claims. The estate is comprised of the debtor’s legal and equitable interests in property as of the filing date.

Post date: Sunday, May 01, 2011

Relations between one company and another do not always follow a consistent and steady course. As the economy, industry dynamics, material prices and politics change, the relationship between the customer and suppliers will also often change. This article discusses recent and long-standing opinions of various U.S.


Mr. Eric S. Chafetz
Lowenstein Sandler LLP
New York, NY
(646) 414-6886

Mr. Daniel I. Waxman
KEWA Financial Inc.
Lexington, KY
(859) 233-0352

Ms. Lauren Dorsett
Communications Manager
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Seattle, WA
(206) 622-3150

Ms. Samantha Martin
Newsletter Editor
Cleary Gottlieb
New York, NY
(212) 225-3341

Mr. A.J. Webb
Newsletter Editor
Frost Brown Todd LLP
Cincinnati, OH
(513) 651-6842

Mr. Jonathan J. Wernick
Special Projects Leader
B. Riley Advisory Services
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 409-6237

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