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AIRA’s Annual Advanced Restructuring and Plan of Reorganization Conference in New York (“NY POR”) is a forum presenting legal and financial perspectives on developments in bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring. The one day program of individual and panel presentations is geared toward maximizing opportunities for learning, exchange and networking, as well as offering credit for continuing legal and professional education.

The conference includes breakfast; a keynote presentation by William A. Brandt, Jr., Founder & Executive Chairman, Development Specialists, Inc.; and a reception for the recipient of AIRA’s 2017 Judicial Service Award, The Honorable Elizabeth S. Stong, Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York.

This course is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.

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Conference Agenda

7:45 – 8:45 AM Breakfast
Sponsored by Huron
8:45 – 9:00 AM Introduction and Opening Remarks
9:00 – 10:00 AM EB5 Lending – A Tale of Two Cities

This panel will discuss opportunities, unintended consequences and emerging trends in the much publicized EB–5 financing universe. Join this expert panel as they provide a discourse on both the ongoing opportunities in this government sponsored immigration program as well as recent actions that have been taken to represent the immigrant investor.

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10:00 – 11:00 AM Industry: Education

The panel will examine essential issues for advisors and interested parties involved with not–for–profit and for–profit institutions, including impacts of changes in funding and delivery models, government policy, declining enrollment, demographic shifts and increased operating expenses.

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11:00 – 11:15 AM Refreshment Break
Sponsored by AlixPartners, LLP
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Distressed Investing & Private Equity

This panel will explore how distressed investors are looking at the limited opportunities in today’s marketplace with high valuations and an overheated debt market. Panelists will discuss sectors of focus and how to find value as well as how they can compete with strategic buyers.

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12:15 – 1:30 PM

Luncheon and Keynote Presentation: “Globalization and the Restructuring Industry: We Ain’t In Kansas Anymore.”

Speaker: Sponsored by CohnReznick LLP and Goodwin Procter LLP
1:30 – 2:30 PM Questions of Value – Differences Between Theoretical and Emergence Date Stock Values

Emergence date stock values versus reorganization value – Critical to any company emerging from chapter 11 bankruptcy is the determination of the estimated reorganization value of the emerging entity, a key element of the process of negotiating recoveries to creditors and owners. There have been several recent cases, particularly in the energy industry, where the emergence trading value has been significantly different than values presented in disclosure statements. This panel will discuss some of these cases and some of the factors and other insights on what may contribute to these differences.

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2:30 – 4:00 PM 2017 – The Year in Review from the Perspectives of Judges and Attorneys

This presentation will examine significant decisions of the past year, with an emphasis on cases from the 2nd and 3rd Circuits.

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4:00 – 4:15 PM Refreshment Break
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4:15 – 5:15 PM Industry: Retail

Over the past two years, numerous high–profile retailers, including Aeropostale, Sports Authority, Payless and Gymboree, have filed for bankruptcy. This wave of retail restructurings is expected to continue as consumers continue to migrate from brick–and–mortar to online retail channels. This panel will discuss vendor remedies when confronting a distressed retailer, including remedies available under the U.C.C.; landlord issues, including re–letting and re–purposing retail space; as well as the attributes of some of the more recent successful retail restructurings.

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5:15 – 6:45 PM Reception and 2017 Judicial Service Award recognizing:

The Honorable Elizabeth S. Stong
Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York

Reception Sponsored by Arent Fox LLP; Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP; Duane Morris LLP; Intapp; Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP


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Registration Rates

  • $425
  • $455
Judicial/Government/Academic: $115

Reception Only:

Member: $75; Non–Member: $95

CPE/CLE: Earn up to 8.5 CPE / 7.5 CLE* (based on a 50–minute hour)
*Application for New York accreditation pending approval. CLE for other states applied for on request. This course is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.

Additional Information—Registration and payment of fee must be completed in advance at www.aira.org, or at the onsite registration desk.

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Date: Monday, November 13, 2017

Time: 8:45 AM – 6:45PM

Union League Club
38 East 37th Street
New York, NY 10016

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Cancellations and Refunds

No refunds will be given for cancellations after November 7, 2017; however, substitutions will be allowed.

Questions and Complaint Resolution

For assistance or questions regarding refund, complaint and/or program cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (541) 858–1665. For additional questions or for resolution of any complaint, please send an email to Jim Lukenda, Executive Director, at .