Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP regularly contributes to the discussion of important business and legal issues - in print, on the web and at public forums.
Our most recent publications and speaking engagements are listed below.
Jonathan Friedland and Michael Brandess co-author article entitled, “Does Newspaper Notice Constitute ‘Commercially Reasonable Notice’ in 2016?” published by Uniform Commercial Code Law Journal
The February 2017 issue of the Uniform Commercial Code Law Journal includes an article authored by Jonathan Friedland, Michael Brandess and Christopher Cahill. The article, entitled, “Does Newspaper Notice Constitute ‘Commercially Reasonable Notice’ in 2016?” discusses the evolution of the “commercially reasonable” standard applicable to foreclosure and similar sales.
Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP Recognized by the Global M&A Network as Borrowers' Counsel for Corporate Turnaround of the Year
The Global M&A Network has awarded the Refinancing of Chicago American Manufacturing & its Affiliated Companies its “Corporate Turnaround Of The Year ($5MM-$100MM)” for its 9th Annual Turnaround Atlas Awards program, recognizing Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP as Borrowers’ Counsel.
Preference Update – New Take on Key Provision of Preference Statute May Provide Additional Defense to Trade Creditors by S. Jason Teele, Esq. and Nicole Stefanelli, Esq.
Bankruptcy trustees have the power to avoid and recover certain payments to creditors that were made in the 90 days (12 months for insiders) prior to the filing of a bankruptcy petition. In a majority of cases, demands and lawsuits to recover allegedly preferential transfers are a thorn in the side of trade creditors, who in good faith supply goods and services on credit to companies that are or may be in financial distress. In order to avoid a preferential transfer, the bankruptcy trustee must prove that the payment: (1) was to or for the benefit of a creditor; (2) was for or on account of an antecedent debt owed by the debtor before such transfer was made; (3) was made while the debtor was insolvent; (4) was made on or within 90 days before the petition date; and (5) enabled the recipient to receive more than the recipient would have received if case were a case under chapter 7, the transfer had not been made, and the creditor received payment of such debt to the extent provided under the Bankruptcy Code.
Michael Brandess moderates and Adam Grais sits as panelist for the fifth episode in a series of webinars entitled One Hour Law School 1.0 – Tell Me What I Need to Know: Business Tax Law 101 for West LegalEd Center.
On May 24, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP partner Michael Brandess will moderate and partner Adam Grais will sit as a panelist for the fifth episode in a series of webinars for West LegalEd Center titled One Hour Law School 1.0 – Tell Me What I Need to Know. The overall series explores the essential building blocks of important legal concepts facing business people. Episode #5 will provide you with a tour of the tax landscape, including the basic tax differences between S-corps, C-corps, and LLCs; basic tax issues when buying or selling a business; sales and use taxes; employment taxes and tax incentives.
Vanessa Schoenthaler moderates the third episode in a series of webinars entitled Securities Law Made Simple: Public Company Reporting for West LegalEd Center.
On May 23, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP partner Vanessa Schoenthaler will moderate the third episode in a series of webinars for West LegalEd Center titled Securities Law Made Simple. The overall series analyzes the statues, rules, regulations and judicial precedent and their impact on business in a way that is understandable to business owners and executives without much background in the areas . Episode #3 will focus on high-level overview of key public company reporting and disclosure requirements, including the latest developments brought about by the Dodd-Frank Act, JOBS Act, FAST Act and, most recently, the SEC's Disclosure Effectiveness Initiative.
Michael Brandess moderates the fourth episode in a series of webinars entitled One Hour Law School 1.0 – Tell Me What I Need to Know: Environmental Law in an Hour for West LegalEd Center.
On May 3, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP partner Michael Brandess will moderate the fourth episode in a series of webinars for West LegalEd Center titled One Hour Law School 1.0 – Tell Me What I Need to Know. The overall series explores the essential building blocks of important legal concepts facing business people. Episode #4 is designed to help you understand and spot potential environmental law issues that pervade many aspects of businesses at both the state and federal level.
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