Tech in View at Corporate Restructuring Convention

Sep 22, 2011

(TMA Global)

CHICAGO — Three U.S. bankruptcy judges and top-level corporate restructuring and bankruptcy executives anchor panel sessions on competing plans in Chapter 11 cases, restructuring pitfalls for small and mid-size businesses, landmark bankruptcy rulings, municipal turnarounds, crisis management and more at the 2011 Turnaround Management Association Annual Convention at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, October 25-27.

Chicago-based TMA is the premier professional association for individuals involved in corporate restructuring, turnaround management and distressed investing, and has more than 9,000 members in 47 regional chapters worldwide.

A conference in San Diego would not be complete without addressing technology. Twitter co-founder Biz Stone and UCLA Law Professor Lynn M. LoPucki, the architect of one of the most comprehensive databases on large, public-company bankruptcies, are keynote speakers. One panel examines the particularities of financing and restructuring businesses in the tech sector, and a workshop covers techniques for safeguarding sensitive data and intellectual property.

Judge Gregg Zive of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Nevada participates on the panel "How to Achieve a Successful Restructuring in Today’s Changing Legal and Business Environment," organized by TMA and the American Bankruptcy Institute. Judge Kevin Carey of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware joins the Advanced Education Session "Ethical Challenges Occurring in Large, Mid-size and Small Companies." Southern District of California Bankruptcy Judge Margaret Mann contributes to the panel “How to Restructure Small and Mid-size Businesses: Avoiding Pitfalls and Seizing Opportunities.”

Speakers for all panels represent prominent turnaround advisory, legal and investment firms involved in financing and rehabilitating troubled businesses.

The distressed public sector comes into sharp focus in the "Government Turnaround: Exploring Dimensions of Fiscal Stress Management in the Public Sector" session led by panelists versed in corporate restructuring techniques that Detroit and other municipalities are adapting to address declining revenues and underfunded pensions. "The Art of Cross-Border Restructurings" contrasts insolvency procedures in the U.S. with those in Latin America countries and elsewhere, while financial advisers discuss why healthcare, media, real estate and the banking sector are troubled business sectors to watch during the next six months.

TMA also will recognize outstanding professional teams that rescued businesses and jobs and are recipients of the 2011 Turnaround and Transaction of the Year awards.

The full conference schedule is available at turnaround.org.  Follow TMA on twitter.

Fulltime reporters interested in attending should email a request for a media pass to mdrayton@turnaround.org by Oct. 10.

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