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The Perfect Storm: Preparing for and Dealing with The Upcoming Corporate Debt Crisis


Mon, December 2, 2019, 03:00 - 04:30


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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 – 4:30pm ET

About the Webinar

With the spigot of virtually free money flowing into lenders’ coffers for the better part of a decade, corporate borrowers have been able not only to roll over their existing debt, but also to borrow  a lot more.  Commentators have sounded doomsday alarms of an impending “wall” of corporate debt maturities for most of the last decade.  During that period, the debt-maturity time bomb has been kicked further down the road, but they simultaneously enabled the problem to roughly double in size.  With hundreds of billions of dollars of corporate debt maturing in the next two years, the long-predicted day of balance sheet reckoning may finally be upon us.  

This program will delve into:

  • Modern corporate capital structures and their characteristics, including the increasingly debt-heavy balance sheets plaguing corporate America, that can intensify or accelerate companies’ distress and make restructuring more difficult
  • Other factors, such as tariffs, that are fueling concerns of an upcoming slowdown or recession
  • Warning signs to help identify customers most at risk from the burgeoning corporate debt crisis,
  • Tools you can start using now to help mitigate the risks of eventual defaults and restructurings.

About the Speaker

Bruce S. Nathan, Esq., is a partner in Lowenstein Sandler’s Bankruptcy, Financial Reorganization & Creditors' Rights Department. He has over more than 35 years' experience in the bankruptcy and insolvency field, and is a recognized national expert on trade creditor rights and the representation of trade creditors in bankruptcy and other legal matters. Bruce has represented trade and other unsecured creditors, unsecured creditors' committees, secured creditors and other interested parties in many of the larger Chapter 11 cases that have been filed. Bruce also handles letters of credit, guarantees, security, consignment, bailment, tolling and other agreements for the credit departments of institutional clients.  Bruce was co-chair of the Avoiding Powers Committee that worked with the American Bankruptcy Institute’s ("ABI’s") Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11 and also participated in ABI's Great Debates at their 2010 Annual Spring Meeting, arguing against repeal of the special BAPCPA protections for goods providers and commercial lessors, and was a panelist for a session sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute. Bruce is also a co-author of "Trade Creditor Remedies Manual: Trade Creditors’ Rights under the UCC and the U.S Bankruptcy Code" published by the American Bankruptcy Institute at the end of 2011, has contributed to the ABI Journal, and is a former member of ABI's Board of Directors, and a former Co-Chair of ABI’s Unsecured Trade Creditors Committee.  Bruce is a frequent presenter at industry conferences throughout the country, as well as a prolific author regarding bankruptcy and creditors’ rights topics in various legal and trade publications, including NACM’s Principles of Business Credit and the Manual of Credit and Commercial Laws.  Among his various legal recognitions, Bruce received the Top Hat Award in 2011, a prestigious annual award honoring extraordinary executives and professionals in the credit industry. He is recognized in the Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights section of Super Lawyers (2012 – 2018) and the Super Lawyers Business Edition.  Bruce received a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School; an M.B.A. from Wharton School of Finance and Business; and a B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Rochester.

Andrew Behlmann, Esq., leverages his background in corporate finance and management to approach restructuring problems, both in and out of court, from a practical, results-oriented perspective.  With a focus on building consensus among multiple parties that have competing priorities, Andrew is equally at home both in and out of the courtroom, and he has a track record of turning financial distress into positive business outcomes.  Clients value his counsel in complex Chapter 11 cases, where he represents debtors, creditors’ committees, purchasers and investors. 

Andrew writes and speaks frequently about bankruptcy matters and financial issues.  Before becoming a lawyer, he worked in senior financial management at a midsize, privately held company. 


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