Distressed Situations
Restaurant and retail distress

Restaurant and retail distress

June 3, 2021

The restaurant and retail industries were among the hardest hit by lockdowns this past year, and some locations failed while others persevered. Peak Franchise Capital founder and Managing Partner Mike Elliott and Reed Smith partner Keith Aurzada describe how this important sector used ingenuity to make it through this difficult time, and how it looks going into the future.

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The road to recovery in the hospitality industry

The road to recovery in the hospitality industry

May 18, 2021

What will it take for a full recovery of the hospitality sector – including restaurants, hotels, casinos, group travel and the cruise industry? Reed Smith Restructuring partner Michael Venditto and Ankura Managing Director Alex Sorokin discuss the state of the industry now and possible rebound scenarios in 2021.

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How to educate your business team on common bankruptcy issues

How to educate your business team on common bankruptcy issues

May 4, 2021

Reed Smith restructuring partner Michael Venditto and Andrea Pincus, senior counsel at Santander Bank, discuss the business challenges faced by in-house counsel during the pandemic and the environment that lenders expect over the coming months.

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Exploring the sale of Gold’s Gym

Exploring the sale of Gold’s Gym

April 20, 2021

Reed Smith restructuring partner Keith Aurzada joins Mark Shapiro and Frank Cottrell of B. Riley Financial to talk about their representation of Gold’s Gym and how they sold the retail concept in the middle of COVID-19. Our speakers also discuss receivership issues that apply in the current financial environment.

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Pre-bankruptcy issues and the dreaded preference

Pre-bankruptcy issues and the dreaded preference

April 6, 2021

Restructuring partner Keith Aurzada is joined by Turnaround Professionals Director Sam Heigle (a former CEO of several companies) to discuss pre-bankruptcy issues and the dreaded preference. The episode covers unwinding deals made with creditors, as well as the 2020 amendment to the U.S. bankruptcy code.

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A health care industry on life support?

A health care industry on life support?

March 23, 2021

The health care industry is under a new set of financial, operational and structural stressors, but management can implement strategies to address these challenges. Hear from Mark Toney, senior managing director of Toney Korf Partners, and Reed Smith restructuring partner Michael Venditto for insights on how to respond. 

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The JCPenney Bankruptcy: An inside view from a shareholder perspective

The JCPenney Bankruptcy: An inside view from a shareholder perspective

March 16, 2021

With the launch of our new podcast channel, Distressed Situations, Reed Smith restructuring partner Keith Aurzada joins CR3 Partners William Snyder and Dawn Ragan, both of whom served as financial advisors to the equity committee in the JCPenney case. Our speakers explain the valuation of JCPenney assets and how restructuring support agreements shaped this case.

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