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Restructuring Considerations for Financially Distressed Companies and Their Creditors

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Description: Presenter Bio:
Michael Riela advises clients in complex corporate restructuring, bankruptcy, data privacy and cybersecurity matters. He is also an experienced general business attorney, advising clients in general corporate, finance and litigation matters, including negotiating and drafting complex commercial contracts.
Michael is a frequent author and speaker. The “Publications” and “Events” tabs highlight many of his recent articles and speaking engagements.
Michael has in-depth experience in advising clients in corporate and real estate Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases, out-of-court restructurings, M&A transactions involving distressed sellers, debtor-in-possession (DIP) and bankruptcy exit loan facilities, secondary market trading of distressed debt and trade claims, and insolvency-related litigation. He has particular experience defending complex preference and fraudulent transfer cases, and with handling professional retention and fee dispute matters in bankruptcy cases. Michael focuses on helping clients minimize cost, delay and risk by developing and implementing out-of-court strategies when possible.
Michael’s clients primarily include distressed companies, boards of directors, indenture trustees, hedge funds, private equity firms, landlords, professional services firms (including major accounting firms), trade creditors, contract counterparties and shareholders.
Michael’s restructuring and bankruptcy practice spans across numerous different industries, though much of his recent work has been focused on the staffing, real estate, construction, retail, technology, and cannabis industries.
Michael assists clients identify, evaluate and manage risks associated with their data privacy and security practices. He advises clients on various U.S. federal and state privacy and data security laws and rules, including the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, the New York State Department of Financial Services cybersecurity regulation, HIPAA, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and state data breach notification laws. He also advises clients with respect to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and with respect to cross-border data transfers.
Michael helps clients evaluate their data security risks, and prepares and helps clients implement security documentation, including written information security programs, systems access policies and incident response plans. After a data breach occurs, Michael assists clients in addressing legal, operational and reputational risks arising from the breach.
Michael is a Certified Information Privacy Professional / United States Private Sector (CIPP/US), a Certified Information Privacy Professional / Europe (CIPP/E) and a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), which are designations awarded by The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).
Michael is an active volunteer in the community, serving as a Cub Scout leader and a Little League baseball coach. He also serves on the board of directors of the Edgemont School Foundation.
Richard Trotter is an associate in the Firm's Litigation and Bankruptcy practices. Richard's diverse practice includes litigating a wide variety of complex commercial litigation and bankruptcy disputes in state, federal and bankruptcy court. Such disputes have involved issues of contract, securities, real estate and bankruptcy law. He has experience with both commercial and municipal bankruptcy context and has worked to preserve and enforce the rights of different parties at all stages of bankruptcy. Richard has also overseen and managed cases outside of bankruptcy in defending clients against fraud and breach of contract claims. He has been instrumental in the resolution of lawsuits through motion practice, including cases involving complex expert opinions and analysis.
Program Description:
The Coronavirus outbreak has caused a rapid economic collapse, which has devastated many businesses. This program will cover issues that financially distressed companies should consider in seeking to renegotiate or restructure their outstanding obligations. We will also explore the legal and strategic considerations that creditors should consider when dealing with companies that face an uncertain future. This program will explore the legal, practical and strategic issues that attorneys who advise troubled companies or their creditors should consider.

Practice Areas: Business Organizations & Contracts
Online Media Type: Audio
Production Date: 06/24/2020 12:00 PM EDT
Level: Intermediate
Category: Standard
Duration: 1 Hours, 0 Minutes
Online Format: Live
Course Type: Public

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