Retail

Restaurant Bankruptcies and Restructurings: The Next Big Wave in Retail Insolvencies?

The restaurant industry, particularly the fast food and fast casual sectors, is under pressure from rising food and labor costs, the changing dining habits of millennials, and decreased foot traffic at retail shopping centers. This panel will examine those trends and explore potential strategies to maximize enterprise value, both in and out of bankruptcy court.

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Retail Restructuring and Liquidation

This panel will discuss strategies and key topics involving the restructuring or liquidation of retail operations. The panelists will address landlord issues and claims, as well as the interplay of §§ 363 and 365, among numerous related matters.

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Engaging and Paying Contingency Counsel in Bankruptcy

As the retention of contingency counsel proliferates, stakeholders and their professionals need guidance and creativity in considering the financial arrangements that are negotiated. This panel will focus on ethics and professionalism issues that arise in these retentions, retaining counsel under § 328, how to negotiate and/or determine what compensation is appropriate (20 percent vs. 40 percent), compensation based on case status (e.g., settlement after initial motion practice vs. SJ), hybrid compensation, financing litigation (estate vs. contingency counsel vs.

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Issues in Retail Valuations

Hot areas breed hot issues. On this panel, the panelists will cover a variety of hot topics in retail today, including (1) dividend recapitalizations, (2) asset-stripping and dropdown financing, and (3) approaches to valuing intellectual property. This diverse panel, representing a cross-section of the restructuring industry, will discuss a variety of in-court and out-of-court situations.

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NO CLE - Dead Malls Walking

Amazon PRIME is great for consumers, but is it killing merchants that have physical stores, along with the mall owners that house those stores? Join our panelists as they review the key issues in recent merchant and mall owner bankruptcies and restructurings, and find out what the future holds for these troubled industries.

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NO CLE - Short Arguments on Interesting Chapter 11 Topics

This panel will consist of four short "moot court/pro-con" presentations on current chapter 11 issues, with the Judge to be a “hot bench” and also give his insights at the conclusion of each segment.

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NO CLE - The Future of Retail Bankruptcies

An unprecedented number of retailers have filed for bankruptcy so far this year. Indeed, as of June 1 there have been more significant retail bankruptcies than in all of 2016, setting a potential record course for 2017, including The Limited, rue21, Payless, Gymboree, hhGregg, Gander Mountain and Ignite Restaurants (Joe's Crab Shack). Has the strategy changed from § 363 sales and liquidations to pre-2005 reorganizations? Will the sheer greater number of potential filings doom malls? Will mall owners and their tenants be filing for bankruptcy? What could the domino effect be on landlords?

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NO CLE - The Retail Business Is Booming (in Bankruptcy)

This panel will feature a discussion on retail bankruptcy issues from the perspective of debtors, landlords, liquidators, financial advisors and creditors.

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NO CLE - Not Everything Has to End This Way: Strategies for Keeping Your Retailer Out of Chapter 11

Presented by the Business Reorganization and Financial Advisors
& Investment Banking Committees

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NO CLE - Clean-Up in Aisle 5: Does Bankruptcy Still Work for Retail?

Are lenders finding strategies to avoid the Code’s landlord protections? This panel will explore whether a debtor’s obligation to timely perform is being honored, rejection/assumption rules modified in DIP orders, use of nunc pro tunc rejection to minimize claims, and other issues in today’s retail cases.

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