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Webinar Recording: What Happens After the Election? – What the Outcome of the Presidential and Senate Races Might Mean for the Economy, Key Industries and Municipalities

On Friday, October 16, 2020 we hosted a webinar along with the American Bankruptcy Institute, that featured a distinguished panel of professionals, including former Speaker of the US House of Representatives John Boehner, former Congressman and Chairman of the Democratic Caucus Joseph Crowley, former Congressman Bill Shuster, former Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater, Karol Denniston … Continue Reading

New York Appellate Court Holds Bankruptcy Exception to Insured vs. Insured Exclusion Restores Directors and Officers Insurance Coverage

  Our insurance colleagues recently discussed a bankruptcy-related insurance case in the Squire Patton Boggs Insurance & Reinsurance Disputes Blog.  The post analyzes the bankruptcy exception to the insured vs. insured exclusion found in most directors & officers liability insurance policies.  That exclusion precludes insurance coverage when one insured (e.g., the debtor) sues another insured … Continue Reading

Webinar Recording: COVID-19 Relief Funding & Reopening America – What Is Really Happening in Congress and What Are the Risks and Rewards of Resurrecting the US Economy?

On Thursday, May 21, 2020, the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) hosted a webinar, featuring a distinguished panel of professionals, including former Speaker of the US House of Representatives John Boehner, as well as the current senior US Senator from West Virginia, Joe Manchin, who shared their thoughts on how best to safely and gradually re-open … Continue Reading

Top 10 Employment and Employee Benefit Issues in US Bankruptcy Cases

Bankruptcy is a term that tends to instill images of “For Sale” or “Everything Must Go” signs posted in windows, but this often is not the case. In fact, a bankruptcy filing is one way for a business to refocus its efforts and reorganize. Indeed, throughout history, many Fortune 500 companies have at some point … Continue Reading

COVID-19 Emergency Bankruptcy Reform – A Call For Action!

Virtually every business—regardless of its size, nature (manufacturing, service, professional, tech) or particular industry—is currently suffering significant distress as a result of the unprecedented shutdown of huge portions of the U.S. (and global) economy.  It is therefore clear that the number of businesses (and individuals) who will seek bankruptcy protection in the coming months will … Continue Reading

New Problem, Old Solution: Bring Back Tax-Exempt Advance Refundings

As the world grapples with the effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, state and local governments (collectively, State and Local Governments) are fighting for their financial health. The escalating costs of managing the COVID-19 crisis are straining State and Local Government budgets at a time when the taxes and revenues they rely on … Continue Reading

Financial Assistance to US Business Enterprises, States and Municipalities

This alert on the Federal Reserve’s new $2.3tr lending program deserves special attention as this program will be of interest to every business operating in the U.S as well as to States, municipalities and potentially other public entities. It reports on guidance issued by the Federal Reserve on a new $2.3tr lending program (the first … Continue Reading

Webinar Recording: Tools to Navigate the Financial Crisis Related to COVID-19

Today, April 6, the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) hosted a free webinar featuring a distinguished panel of Squire Patton Boggs and FTI Consulting professionals, including former House Speaker John A. Boehner. More than 600 attendees tuned in to hear these experts decipher the most recent federal stabilization programs and developments and provide unique and practical … Continue Reading

Tools to Navigate the Financial Crisis Related to COVID-19 Webinar

Please join the American Bankruptcy Institute’s (ABI) free webinar featuring a distinguished panel of Squire Patton Boggs and FTI Consulting professionals, including former House Speaker John A. Boehner, this Monday, April 6, from 12:00 – 1:15 pm EDT. These experts will decipher the most recent federal stabilization programs and developments and provide unique and practical … Continue Reading

Managing Fiduciary Duties In The Time Of COVID-19

In light of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting global economic slowdown, many companies—even previously healthy ones—are now faced with difficult decisions regarding investments, loans, employees, and myriad other matters in order to ensure their survival. It is in these times that directors must be especially aware of and abide by their … Continue Reading

Licensees And Licensors Need To Prepare For Potential Bankruptcies Caused By COVID-19

We are in unprecedented times. The current COVID-19 pandemic will not only have an impact on the physical health of our country, but the economic health of our country as well. Increased bankruptcy filings are a virtually certainty and this raises concerns of many, including licensors and licensees of intellectual property. What should these parties … Continue Reading

A Breathing Spell From The Breathing Spell – Should A Chapter 11 Case Be Suspended During COVID-19?

In the past several years, the United States has seen a tidal wave of retail sector chapter 11 cases. The end result for most of those cases has been going out of business and liquidation sales. On March 11, 2020, Modell’s Sporting Goods commenced its chapter 11 cases seeking to follow a similar path taken … Continue Reading

Restructuring Considerations: Making the Most of Stimulus Relief

On March 26, 2020, the Senate approved a roughly $2 trillion stimulus package—the biggest economic stimulus in recent U.S. history—in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This economic relief provides expanded protections for American families, workers, and businesses affected by the public health and economic crisis. The key measures included in the package are: Bailouts for … Continue Reading

Healthcare Lenders And Borrowers: COVID-19 And Our Loan Documents

Obviously, the health and safety of your employees and their families is the top priority. Beyond that, however, lenders and borrowers in the healthcare space should be thinking about how they are handling the situation vis-à-vis one another. Below are questions intended to get lenders and borrowers thinking about various issues surrounding COVID-19 and how … Continue Reading

(UK) How do you know if your business is an essential service?

Globally, most nations affected by Covid-19 have restrictions in place that significantly impact business operations.  In some cases requiring businesses to temporarily shut the doors whilst balancing that against the need to maintain essential services.   But how can a business identify whether it is an essential service?  This note explores that question.… Continue Reading

Directors’ Duties and Covid-19 – a view from the UK

Given the current pressure all businesses face dealing with the effect of Covid-19, it is important that directors understand what their duties are in respect of insolvent companies or companies that are at risk of heading towards insolvency. In this blog we briefly remind directors what their duties are, the potential claims that could be … Continue Reading

Restructuring Protections In A Time Of Coronavirus

What do businesses and their lenders/investors need to do to minimize loss and to maximize long-term financial stability in this volatile and unprecedented environment? Our global supply chain and R&I teams have produced a recent article that focuses on: Preparing new projections. Developing new financial and operating plans. What to do if maintaining existing financing … Continue Reading
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