Distressed Situations
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.

For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Restructuring & Insolvency page or follow us on our Financial Industry Group Linkedin.

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.

For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Restructuring & Insolvency page or follow us on our Financial Industry Group Linkedin.

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.

For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Restructuring & Insolvency page or follow us on our Financial Industry Group Linkedin.

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.

For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Restructuring & Insolvency page or follow us on our Financial Industry Group Linkedin.

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.

For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Restructuring & Insolvency page or follow us on our Financial Industry Group Linkedin.

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