Credit Enhancements: Beyond the Personal Guaranty


Wed, August 23, 2017, 03:00 - 04:00


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Cost: Members: $95
Non-Members: $195

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Registration Includes: One telephone and web connection at one physical location


US: 3:00pm ET.


Brian Jackiw, Esq. and Thomas Fawkes, Esq.

About the Webinar

Credit professionals commonly rely on personal guaranties as a primary method of protection when commencing a business relationship with a new customer whose creditworthiness is at issue, or when existing customers start deviating from timely payment practices. While personal guaranties are certainly a valuable component of the credit manager’s toolbox, they suffer from two considerable deficiencies: (1) they can be difficult and costly to enforce; and (2) collectability is often challenging, particularly when the fortunes of the guarantor are intertwined with those of the customer. During this interactive webinar, Thomas Fawkes and Brian Jackiw of Goldstein & McClintock LLLP will discuss a variety of credit enhancements that are available to bolster the likelihood of recovery in the event of a customer default, bankruptcy or liquidation. When properly structured, these enhancements, which include security interests and deposits, standby letters of credit and credit insurance, are often preferable to guaranties because they are frequently easy to collect upon, and may even be bankruptcy-proof.

About the Speaker

Thomas Fawkes is a partner with Goldstein & McClintock LLLP, a boutique bankruptcy and creditors’ rights law firm, in its Chicago office. Thomas focuses his practice on bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and financial restructuring matters, representing official committees, unsecured and secured creditors, debtors, financial institutions, trustees and asset purchasers in bankruptcy cases, out-of-court restructurings, and liquidation proceedings throughout the United States. Thomas also assists his clients in structuring commercial transactions with a view towards mitigating risk of future bankruptcy and insolvency losses. Thomas was recently selected by Turnarounds & Workouts as an Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer, an honor given to only 12 attorneys across the country annually. He holds a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law.

Brian Jackiw is a partner with Goldstein & McClintock LLLP, a boutique bankruptcy and creditors’ rights law firm, in its Chicago office. Brian is experienced in bankruptcy and commercial litigation, having represented plaintiffs and defendants in avoidance actions, complex bankruptcy claim disputes, breach of fiduciary duty actions and bankruptcy fraud litigation. Brian has defended and prosecuted hundreds of preference and fraudulent transfer claims in jurisdictions throughout the United States. Brian has also spent significant time as a creditors’ rights advocate, representing trade creditors in and outside of bankruptcy, as well as official committees of unsecured creditors. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and holds a J.D. from the University of Illinois.

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