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.
Lisa Vandesteeg sits as panelist for the third episode in a series of webinars entitled Complex Financial Litigation for the Non-Expert: Resolving Shareholder Disputes for Financial Poise.
On April 20, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP partner Elizabeth (Lisa) Vandesteeg will sit as a panelist for the third episode of a Financial Poise webinar series titled Complex Financial Litigation for the Non-Expert. The overall series considers the specialization that the legal industry has undergone in the past several decades. The third episode will analyze common shareholder disputes, such as breach of duty, shareholder oppression, non-competes, shareholder departure (voluntary or involuntary), and power struggles due to death of a majority shareholder.
Kathryn Nadro moderated the third episode in a series of webinars entitled Newbie Litigator School II: Settlement & Mediation for West LegalEd Center.
On April 18, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP associate Kathryn Nadro moderated the third episode in a series of webinars for West LegalEd Center titled Newbie Litigator School II. The series is aimed towards attorneys who are just starting to get involved in civil litigation or who could use a refresher on some litigation fundamentals. Episode #3 will focus on negotiating a successful settlement for your client, either privately or through mediation.
Michael Brandess moderated and Matthew Schiff sat as panelist for the third episode in a series of webinars entitled One Hour Law School 1.0 – Tell Me What I Need to Know: Labor & Employment Law in an Hour for West LegalEd Center.
On April 12, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP partner Michael Brandess moderated and partner Matthew Schiff sat as a panelist for the third 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 #3 will provide a one-hour overview of the fundamental understanding or labor and employment law for any business, large or small.
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