Chapter 11 and Subchapter V - A means to a (Dealmaking) End or Just the End?


Chapter 11 and Subchapter V - A means to a (Dealmaking) End or Just the End?
Sponsored by Bernstein Shur
1.0 CLE anticipated / 1.2 CPE credits / 1.2 CEUs available
Wednesday, February 24, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CST

Reorganizing under Subchapter V is less expensive for the debtor because certain administrative expenses that a small business would normally incur in a Chapter 11 case have been eliminated. Who is really eligible under the $7.5M debt limit? How can you use Subchapter V to buy a business? Are there issues with timing? These are just a few things that our expert of panelists will discuss during this session.

Moderators:
Ken Yager, Newpoint Advisors Corporation  

Speakers:
Lauren BeslowQuarles & Brady (TMA Chicago/Midwest)
Hon. Paul BonapfelUS Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Georgia
Dan CasamattaUnited States Trustee Program
Robert KeachBernstein Shur


About the Moderator:



Ken YagerNewpoint Advisors Corporation
Ken is the founder and President of Newpoint Advisors and has 25 years of executive leadership experience in stakeholder communication.  He has worked with clients in a variety of industries in over 150 engagements.  Ken regularly takes on profit and loss and risk-management responsibility for cash-constrained companies in growth, leveraged-buyout and turnaround situations. He also has successfully worked on implementing hundreds of initiatives involving, operations and project management, team building, marketing, and sales and joint-venture management. He is a fierce advocate for capital preservation and saving jobs. 

Ken earned a Bachelor’s degree in Management with majors in Finance and Accounting from Tulane University, A.B. Freeman School of Business, and received a Master of Management degree from J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Ken is a member of the Florida chapter of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) and was on the International Board as the Vice President of Education and chaired the Education Oversight Committee


About the Speakers:



Lauren Beslow, Quarles and Brady
Lauren Beslow’s practice focuses on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights issues, commercial litigation and finance.  Lauren is a partner in the Chicago office of Quarles & Brady LLP.  She routinely advises financial institutions and other creditor clients in protecting their rights in all aspects of bankruptcy proceedings, assignments for the benefit of creditors, federal and state court foreclosures and receivership actions.  She has also guided numerous landlord clients when dealing with tenants that are in financial distress or have filed for bankruptcy.

Lauren has earned a reputation as a pre-eminent litigator in matters related to bankruptcy and insolvency cases and complex commercial litigation.  Lauren has extensive experience prosecuting and defending fraudulent transfer and preferential transfer actions, non-dischargeability claims, breach of contract claims, consumer protection claims, lender liability claims, plan disputes, directors and officer’s liability and successor liability actions.  Lauren honed her commercial litigation skills while completing an extensive, full-time secondment at a multinational banking and financial services corporation as an attorney in the Litigation Group where she managed a large litigation portfolio and advised multiple lines of business on strategy and risk.




Hon. Paul BonapfelUS Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Georgia
Paul W. Bonapfel has been a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Georgia since 2002.  Prior to his appointment, he practiced law in Atlanta, Georgia, with Lamberth, Bonapfel, Cifelli & Stokes, P.A., now known as Lamberth, Cifelli, Ellis & Nason, P.A.  As an attorney, Judge Bonapfel represented all types of parties in bankruptcy cases, including consumer and business debtors in liquidation cases, business debtors in reorganization cases, chapter 7 and 11 bankruptcy trustees, creditors’ committees, and creditors in both consumer and business cases.



Dan CasamattaUnited States Trustee Program
Dan became the Acting United States Trustee for Region 13, which includes the judicial districts in Arkansas, Missouri, and Nebraska, on January 1, 2015.   He also has been the Assistant U.S. Trustee in charge of the Kansas City, Missouri office since 2008.  Prior to that appointment, he served as Assistant U.S. Trustee in Grand Rapids, Michigan for 18 years and was an Attorney-Advisor in the Cleveland, Ohio USTP office for 3 years.  For periods of time, he was also the Acting Assistant U.S. Trustee in Indianapolis and the Acting Chief of the USTP's National Bankruptcy Training Institute. 

ConferenceAgenda

Below is a brief overview of the 2021 TMA Distressed Investing conference.

Agenda subject to change. 
*for those with VIP add-on only

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
(all times listed in CST)
 
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.  Morning IMPACT: Walking Meditation  
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  VIP Virtual Lounge* 
8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.  Innovation Orientation 
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  TMA Connect Live: Tech Tips for Virtual Meetings & Social Media 
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  TMA Connect Live: Pro Bono Support in the Post Pandemic World
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.  Mega Trends 4.0: A Fan Favorite Back By Popular Demand sponsored by Gordon Brothers
10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Live Innovation Lab 
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  TMA Connect Live: TMA Awards Winners Circle 
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  TMA Connect Live: Disruption – Is the Game Stop Game Just Getting Started?
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Retail 
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Innovation 3x5 
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.  General Session: Tell All Secrets: Behind the Scenes at a Workout Group Near You
12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Live Innovation Lab 
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Commercial Real Estate 
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Distressed Investors Tell All
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Breakout Session: When the Money Train Ends - Deals and Steals Post PPP Stimulus
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Breakout Session: Navigating the Uncharted Waters of Commercial Real Estate - Deals or Doom? Sponsored by Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.  Keynote Jesssica O. Matthews sponsored by Arch + Beam
3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. VIP Live Q&A*
3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. TMA NextGen Power Hour: Icebreaker Challenge 
4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Diversity in Dealmaking 
5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  TMA Tomorrow, Tonight! An Opening Celebration
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
(all times listed in CST)
 
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  Morning IMPACT Activity 
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  VIP Virtual Lounge* 
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  TMA Connect Live: Resolutions and Self-Care
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.  General Session: It's a Small World - An International View of Global Dealmaking sponsored by McDermott Will & Emery LLP
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Live Innovation Lab 
10:15 a.m.  - 10:45 a.m.  TMA Connect Live: Subchapter V
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  TMA Connect Live: TMA Connect Live: A Global Economy in Flux
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Breakout Session: Chapter 11 and Subchapter V - A means to a (Dealmaking) End or Just the End? sponsored by Bernstein Shur 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Breakout Session: The Never-ending Retail Apocalypse - What’s Next? sponsored by StrasGlobal
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.  Keynote Ron Insana sponsored by Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.  VIP Live Q&A*
1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  TMA NOW Power Hour: Women Who Innovate 
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.  General Session: TMA Better Together Live
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: CRO War Room sponsored by Ravinia Capital
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. TMA Connect Live: Chapter Presidents Meet Up (invite only)
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: How to Read a Networking Room with Heather Morgan
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Pets of TMA
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  All in for INNOVATION: Casino Night
5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Side Hustle Share
Thursday, February 25, 2021
(all times listed in CST)
 
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  VIP Virtual Lounge*
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Morning IMPACT Activity 
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.  Global Capital Forum Welcome sponsored by Crystal Financial and SSG Capital Advisors 
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. General Session: Distressed Investors sponsored by Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Live Innovation Lab
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. TMA Connect Live: Negotiating as an Art Form with Elayne Greenberg
11:15 a.m. 12:00 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Crisis Management with Lt. Col. Robert J. Darling, USMC (RET)
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Global Capital Forum - Curated Connections sponsored by Crystal Financial and SSG Capital Advisors 
12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. TMA Connect Live: Healthcare 
12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Hospitality
1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. TMA Connect Live: #TMADIC 2021 Committee
1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Podcasts, Books & Apps
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Global Capital Forum 1:1 with Exhibitors and Scheduled Appointments sponsored by Crystal Financial and SSG Capital Advisors 
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Global Capital Forum Meet Up sponsored by Crystal Financial and SSG Capital Advisors 
3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.  Closing Reception 
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Chair's Reception (invite only)