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Vol 14, Num 7 l 2015 in Review

Business Reorganization An ABI Committee Newsletter - Spnsored by The Wall Street Journal

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The Business Reorganization Committee Year-in-Review 2015


Hank Baer
Finn Dixon & Herling LLP
Stamford, Conn. 


Steven Krause
Owl Creek Asset
Management, L.P.
New York

2015 was a busy year for the Business Reorganization Committee. We have an active and involved membership base, and took part in multiple panels, newsletters, publications and networking. We have terrific plans for 2016 and beyond in support of you, our members, in the arena of business reorganizations.

We continue to grow the reach and impact of the committee, and ideas for new publications and other special projects are always welcome. Please contact either of our co‑chairs, Hank Baer or Steve Krause, with suggestions.

Educational Programming

Each year, our committee presents panels at the Annual Spring Meeting and the Winter Leadership Conference. Last spring at the Annual Spring Meeting (Washington, D.C.), the Business Reorganization Committee teamed up with the Bankruptcy Taxation and the Young & New Members Committees to present a panel titled “Tax Sharing Agreements in Bankruptcy that Have Been the Subject of Recent Appeals Court Decisions.” Recently, at the Winter Leadership Conference, the Business Reorganization Committee joined forces with the Real Estate Committee to present “Big and Little Boxes: The Ins and Outs of Retail Restructuring.” Both presentations were a great success, with informative speakers and lively discussions, and we hosted networking receptions in connection with each that were equally successful.
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You Spoke, We Listened: ABI Offers a Condensed Communications Schedule

This fall you should have noticed a change in the look, feel and frequency of communications that you are receiving from ABI. In an effort to cut down on the number of emails in your inbox, ABI launched a new weekly schedule that still includes the popular Daily Headlines and Bankruptcy Brief (reduced to Thursday afternoon, only).

New weekly highlights include:

Tuesday's delivery is the InSights newsletter, which highlights important information and benefits that you receive as an ABI member. Membership InSights will offer helpful tips about new ABI technology and benefits that will save time and money for your practice. Need to know what summaries were posted to Volo last week? Turn to next Tuesday's issue of Membership InSights for your answer.

Wednesday's InTouch newsletter provides you with upcoming programs specific to your circuit, as well as national programs that may be of interest to you. InTouch will also highlight online CLE and ABI publications designed to bring you quality information on the topics you care about most.

ABI would love to hear what you think about our new communication plan. Please contact us at

Have You Watched a Complimentary Eye on Bankruptcy Session?

Launched in spring 2015, “Eye on Bankruptcy” is an online series produced by Bloomberg Law and ABI. Each program is aired on the last Thursday of each month and provides analysis of the latest case developments. Recorded at either Bloomberg’s New York studio or ABI's Virginia headquarters, each episode features commentary by top practitioners, academics and judges, hosted by Professor Michelle Harner (University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law).

Each episode explores:

  • Recent filings, motions, and decisions
  • Revisions to bankruptcy rules and forms
  • Changes in bankruptcy and restructuring

Visit online to learn more and view past recordings.

Commission Page Houses Complimentary Videos on Related Topics

In 2015, after years of blood, sweat, and tears (we may be exaggerating a little here), the Commission completed its final report and proposed reforms to Chapter 11 and related statutory provisions. While the full report has been available online for most of the year, ABI has continued to post a variety of videos related to the commission on its website. Access quick links from the list below, and catch up on all content at

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