Is Mediation the Antidote for Healthcare Disuptes?

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 61 minutes
Recorded Date: April 21, 2018
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8:30 am - 9:30 am
  • Healthcare Mediation: Does it Make Sense?
  • The Healthcare Industry Environment
  • Constituent Groups in a Healthcare Bankruptcy
  • The Chapter 11 of Bayou Shores SNF, LLC
  • Some Thoughts on Judicial Mediation
  • Mediation Guidelines
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: April 21, 2018


This panel will discuss whether mediation is a viable antidote for healthcare disuptes.

This program was recorded on April 21st, 2018.

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American Bankruptcy Institute


Nancy A. Valentine

Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, PLC

Nancy Valentine is a nationally recognized attorney with extensive litigation and transactional experience representing financial institutions, privately held companies, receivers and individuals. She is a counselor and problem solver with the ultimate goal of her client regularly in mind.

She regularly leads teams of attorneys in large transactions, such as a $100 million distressed loan package, notable not only for its size, but also for its complexity, requiring financing, restructuring, sales, federal district court litigation and the coordination of simultaneous bankruptcy cases.

Nancy's practice has focused on representing middle-market buyers and sellers in complex transactions. She represents secured creditors, equipment lessors, landlords, asset-based lenders and general creditors, and debtors in bankruptcy and in federal-court and state-court litigation proceedings as well as civil litigation such as receiverships and collection matters. Nancy also has particular experience in distressed real estate matters, and often counsels clients on planning, managing and better protecting their companies when growing relationships with customers and suppliers.

Randa J. Karambelas

Vice President
ToneyKorf Partners, LLC

Randa J. Karambelas is a vice president at the New York offices of business advisory firm ToneyKorf Partners, LLC, where she focuses on providing crisis management, strategic business planning, operational turnarounds and transactional services, as well as other financial advisory roles.

She has experience in various industries, but has most recently specialized in the health care industry. Ms. Karambelas is a member of ABI and the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation. She also founded Bankrupt Talent, an annual musical charity event starring insolvency professionals that has raised several hundred thousand dollars for local charities. In addition, she has guest-starred with ABI’s in-house rock band, the Indubitable Equivalents.

Ms. Karambelas received her B.A. in political science from the University of Vermont.

Elizabeth A. Green

Baker& Hostetler LLP

Elizabeth A. Green is a partner with BakerHostetler in Orlando, Fla., and chairs its National Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group. She represents debtors, creditors and committees in a wide range of industries and has represented a number of health care-related entities, including skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, pharmacies, health care practices and health care CROs in chapter 11 cases nationally. She also has represented buyers of health care facilities in chapter 11 cases across the country.

Ms. Green is a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy, has been recognized in Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, Florida’s Legal Elite and Super Lawyers. The Best Lawyers in America named her “Lawyer of the Year in Orlando” for bankruptcy and restructuring in 2012 and for bankruptcy litigation in 2015 and 2016. She was also selected as one of five Law360 MVPs in Bankruptcy in 2016. Ms. Green has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law in advanced bankruptcy.

She received her B.A. in 1984 from the New College of Florida and her J.D. with honors in 1986 from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif.

Hon. Benjamin A. Kahn

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge
U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Middle District of North Carolina

Hon. Benjamin A. Kahn is a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Middle District of North Carolina in Greensboro, sworn in on Feb. 3, 2014.

Prior to his appointment, he was a member of Nexsen Pruet PLLC and clerked for Bankruptcy Judge Jerry G. Tart of the Middle District of North Carolina. Judge Kahn was recognized as among the Top 10 North Carolina Super Lawyers across all practice areas for the two years immediately preceding his appointment, was elected to the Legal Elite Hall of Fame by Business North Carolina Magazine in 2014 as a result of being the category winner in North Carolina for bankruptcy, and was included among Band 1 bankruptcy practitioners in North Carolina in Chambers & Partners USA.

He is certified as a specialist in business and consumer bankruptcy law by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization and by the American Board of Certification, for which he served as a member of its board of directors until his appointment to the bench. Judge Kahn is a conferee of the National Bankruptcy Conference and an inactive certified mediator with the State of North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission.

He received his B.A. in political science and history in 1990, and his J.D. with honors in 1993, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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