Distressed Situations
Understanding working capital improvement

Understanding working capital improvement

October 14, 2021

Reed Smith’s Keith Aurzada joins John Little of Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP for a discussion of just what working capital is, and how improving working capital can lead to cash balance improvements.

The current state of the beauty industry

The current state of the beauty industry

September 28, 2021

Mike Musso of KPMG joins Reed Smith’s Keith Aurzada for a discussion about the beauty industry. Mike provides valuable insight into recent disrupters in the industry including fragmentation, the direct-to-consumer phenomenon, and the impacts of COVID-19. 

Commercial real estate and issues involving forbearance and receiverships

Commercial real estate and issues involving forbearance and receiverships

September 9, 2021

Reed Smith partner Keith Aurzada is joined by Amber Sefert of Trimont for a discussion of a lender’s perspective on forbearance and receiverships.  While these items are most often specific to each individual case, Amber does an excellent job of describing the basic terms for forbearance agreements and receiverships.

Understanding liquidity management

Understanding liquidity management

August 26, 2021

Steven Fleming of PricewaterhouseCoopers joins Keith Aurzada of Reed Smith to talk about the challenges of liquidity management in times of distress. Steven walks through the process of cash forecasting and demystifies the thirteen week cash flow forecast (a/k/a the “Thirteen Weeker”).

Reed Smith’s Kerlin explains distress and the hardest hit industries

Reed Smith’s Kerlin explains distress and the hardest hit industries

August 12, 2021

If you can recognize the warning signs of oncoming distress, you might be able to duck some of the damage. Pittsburgh-based associate Amy Kerlin shares ways to recognize such warning signs and what do to about them. Amy’s focus on clear and consistent communication brings a fresh look on what can be a difficult topic.

Perspectives from the Reed Smith Team on restructuring

Perspectives from the Reed Smith Team on restructuring

July 29, 2021

Keith Aurzada and Michael Venditto share insights about the current restructuring environment, as well as some anecdotes about practicing bankruptcy law.

Valuation in distressed situations

Valuation in distressed situations

July 15, 2021

Distressed Situations host Keith Aurzada discusses issues in valuation with Stephen DuPlantis, a career valuation professional who has valued assets all across North America, including the iconic King Ranch.

Demystify bankruptcy sales and reap the benefits

Demystify bankruptcy sales and reap the benefits

July 1, 2021

Asset sales under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code are a restructuring tool that can benefit buyers, as well as sellers and their creditors. Michael Venditto, a member of Reed Smith’s Restructuring and Insolvency team, joins Getzler Henrich & Associates Managing Director Mark Podgainy to explain the risks, benefits and opportunities of the sale process in Chapter 11 cases.

Restructuring in Europe and the United States in 2021

Restructuring in Europe and the United States in 2021

June 23, 2021

Members of Reed Smith’s international restructuring practice –  Volker Kammel in Frankfurt, Patrick Schumann in London, and Michael Venditto in New York –  have a transatlantic conversation about restructuring options in Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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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