Harborside Chat: Notice in Bankruptcy Proceedings

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 75 minutes
Recorded Date: July 22, 2017
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4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
  • Notice? What notice?
  • How much due diligence is enough?
  • Notice to known and unknown creditors
  • Warning: Lack of notice or lack of action after notice may be hazardous to your interests
  • What if the creditors are unknown because they have not yet manifested hard?
Runtime: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Recorded: July 22, 2017


In this program, the panelist will discuss notices in bankruptcy proceedings.

This program was recorded on July 22nd, 2017.

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American Bankruptcy Institute


Jack F. Williams

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Questions? Jack Williams has over twenty-five years of experience in bankruptcy and financial distress-related matters and forensics and fraud investigations, providing consultation and expert witness services in the areas of business restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency taxation (federal, state, and local), public finance, fiduciary duties and governance issues, D&O liability matters, related-party transactions, intercompany transfers, international asset concealments, fraud investigations and fraudulent transfers, remedies, forensic accounting and investigatory services, and commercial and IP damages modeling.

As a tenured Professor at Georgia State University College of Law and the Center for Middle East Studies in Atlanta, Georgia, Jack teaches and/or conducts research in the areas of business reorganizations, forensic accounting and financial investigations, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, taxation, and law and statistics. He is presently the Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors’ Resident Scholar and has served two terms as the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Resident Scholar. In these roles, he has researched a range of forensic investigation issues, fiduciary duties and governance issues, solvency and distressed business valuations, profit and profitability assessments, and international asset concealment schemes.

Richard E. Mikels

Pachulski, Stang, Ziehl & Jones LLP

Mr. Mikels has extensive experience in commercial law, workouts, and reorganizations. He is known for representing significant debtor companies (both in chapter 11 and in out-of-court workouts), but also represents creditors' committees, boards of directors, insurance companies, hedge funds, claims traders, and acquirers of businesses.

Mr. Mikels is an adjunct professor at Boston University School of Law and has been listed in Chambers USA since 2003, Best Lawyers in America since 1983, and Massachusetts Super Lawyers since 2004. Best Lawyers named him Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Lawyer of the Year in 2010 and Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year in 2013. In 2004, Boston University awarded Mr. Mikels the Silver Shingle Award for Distinguished Service to the School of Law. He also holds an AV Preeminent Peer Rating, Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating for ethical standards and legal ability. He has been ranked as a "star performer" in Chambers for Massachusetts from 2008 through 2016, and is currently listed in New York and nationally.

J. Michael Deasy (Ret.)

Retired U.S. Bankruptcy Judge
U.S. Bankruptcy Court District of New Hampshire

J. Michael Deasy was a bankruptcy judge for the United States bankruptcy court, District of New Hampshire. He retired from the court on March 10, 2013 and was succeeded by Bruce A. Harwood.

Judge Deasy attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for his Bachelors degree and Boston College for his J.D.

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