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360-Degree of Investigation - A Roundtable Discussion Regarding Investigations of Debtors and Recovery of Assets


Level: Advanced
Runtime: 76 minutes
Recorded Date: July 30, 2021
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Agenda

  • Know Your Client
  • Investigating the Debtor & Identifying Possible Assets
  • Identifying Possible Assets thorugh Examination of the Debtor & Others
  • Procedure in Bankruptcy Cases for Seeking Documents
  • Litigation and Other Strategies
Runtime: 1 hour, 16 minutes
Recorded: July 30, 2021

For NY - Difficulty Level: For experienced attorneys only (non-transitional)

Description

This panel of lawyers and insolvency professionals with bankruptcy expertise will lead a roundtable discussion regarding investigation of debtors and recovering assets to enhance the value of a bankruptcy estate.

This program was recorded as part of ABI's 2021 Southeastern Bankruptcy Workshop on July 30th, 2021.

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American Bankruptcy Institute
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Panelists

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Grace E. Robson

Partner
Markowitz Ringle Trusty & Hartog, P.A.

Grace E. Robson is a partner in the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., office of Markowitz Ringel Trusty & Hartog, P.A. She is a Board-Certified bankruptcy attorney with more than 20 years of experience representing corporate debtors, trade and institutional creditors, trustees, receivers and creditors’ committees.

Ms. Robson focuses her practice on corporate reorganization and bankruptcy, debtor/ creditor relations and litigation. She has been involved in all facets of reorganization-related representations, including pre-filing consultation, filing complex corporate bankruptcy cases, postbankruptcy financing, and asset-purchase agreements.

Ms. Robson contributed to ABI’s publication Individual Chapter 11 (2018) and has written articles for the ABI Journal. She is an active member of the ABA, currently serving as a co-chair of the Secured Creditors Subcommittee of its Business Law Section, Business Bankruptcy Committee. In addition, she serves on the board of directors of the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida, and she is the Broward Chair of the Pro Bono Committee, the Broward Chair of the CARE Program Committee, and a chair of the Wellness Committee.

Ms. Robson is Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America annually since 2013. She received her B.A. cum laude from the State University of New York at Albany in 1994 and her J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1997.

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Jamie W. Olinto

Partner
Adams & Reese LLP

Jamie W. Olinto is a partner with Adams and Reese LLP in Jacksonville, Fla., and focuses her practice in the areas of bankruptcy and creditors’ rights and commercial litigation. She represents banks and financial institutions, commercial landlords, leasing entities and other creditors in bankruptcy cases, handling every facet of what can arise for a creditor when a borrower or a company that is a party to a contract with the creditor files for bankruptcy.

Ms. Olinto has litigated objections to use of cash collateral, obtaining adequate protection, the value of assets and claims, claim priority disputes, assumption and assignment of executory contracts, objections to disclosure statements and proposed plans of reorganization, preference and fraudulent transfer avoidance adversary actions, and discharge and dischargeability complaints. She also advises clients in litigation regarding credit collection practices, including alleged violations of the TCPA.

Additionally, Ms. Olinto represents businesses in litigation arising from contract disputes, such as shareholder disputes, breach of noncompete, nonsolicitation and nondisclosure agreements, and payment and performance disputes. She has represented companies and individuals in civil RICO cases, civil theft and fraud cases, as well as product-liability and defect claims, and environmental contamination and ADA compliance issues and disputes.

Ms. Olinto received her B.S. in 2006 from the University of Florida and her J.D. in 2010 from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, after which she externed for Judge Glenn of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida.

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Michael L. Martinez

Member
Grier Wright Martinez, PC

Michael L. Martinez is a member of Grier Wright Martinez, PA in Charlotte, N.C., and commonly represents federal equity receivers, chapter 11 trustees and chapter 7 trustees in fraud-based litigation. He also is a member of the subchapter V trustee pool in Charlotte.

Mr. Martinez is Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification and the North Carolina State Bar, and he focuses his law practice on debtor/creditor litigation and business workouts, as well as on general corporate law. He has been recognized for his pro bono work representing consumer debtors, and he received the 2018 North Carolina Bar Association Bankruptcy Section Outstanding Achievement in Pro Bono Award and the 2013 Legal Services of Southern Piedmont Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award.

Mr. Martinez is a member of ABI’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2020 and a comanaging editor of the North Carolina Bankruptcy Practice Manual, and he has been recognized as a “Rising Star” in business bankruptcy law by North Carolina Super Lawyers since 2018 and in Bankruptcy Law by Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite since 2021. He received his B.A. from the University of Florida in 2006 and his J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 2009.

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Richard R. Gleissner

Practitioner
Gleissner Law Firm, LLC

Richard R. Gleissner is a practitioner with Gleissner Law Firm, LLC in Columbia, S.C., which he founded in 2007. He was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1990, the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in 1991. In 1998, the State of South Carolina’s Supreme Court certified him as specialist in Bankruptcy and Debtor-Creditor Law, and he continues to be certified in this area of specialization.

Mr. Gleissner is a member of the American Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar Association, ABI and the South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association. In 2007, he taught commercial law and bankruptcy at the Charleston School of Law.

Mr. Gleissner regularly lectures and gives seminars on various aspects of commercial and bankruptcy law for the South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association, the South Carolina Bar, the National Judicial College, Lorman Educational Services and Strafford Educational Services. He received his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina in 1978, his Masters in Public Administration in 1981 and his J.D. cum laude in 1990, and during law school he was awarded membership in the Order of Wig and Robe and the Order of the Coif.

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Marchand Boyd

Senior Vice President & Sneior Managing Director
Axos Bank

Marchand Boyd is an SVP and senior managing director for Axos Bank in Delaware, Ohio, and heads its Global Fiduciary Banking team. He formulates market and engagement-specific deposit- management solutions, and provides his clients with specialized banking accommodations.

Mr. Boyd has fiduciary management and systems improvement experience, and he often will bridge the gap between banking and technology and present customized solutions to clients. He also is responsible for expanding professional client relationships across a wide range of fiduciary markets, and he has experience with treasury management and technology solutions for professional fiduciaries in domestic and international markets.

Mr. Boyd received his Bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from Suffield University.


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