Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger 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.
Brewbound Voices: Understanding Your Options in a Distressed Market — Alternatives to Filing for Bankruptcy
SFGH attorney Jack O’Connor recently authored an article for Brewbound, a leading beer industry trade publication, regarding alternatives to bankruptcy filings in a mature beer marketplace. The article, published in the “Brewbound Voices” column on the site, discusses specific strategies and alternatives for breweries in distress, citing recent examples of breweries opting not to file bankruptcy, and work to wind down their operations or otherwise continue their businesses by alternative means. The article provides an overview of asset sales, assignments for the benefit of creditors, receiverships, as well as other bankruptcy alternatives.
Jonathan Friedland and Hajar Jouglaf author article entitled “Bankruptcy Code Revised – A Review of the SBRA and Other Reforms”
Jonathan Friedland and Hajar Jouglaf authored an article reviewing the most recent changes made to the Bankruptcy Code. The article, entitled “Bankruptcy Code Revised – A Review of the SBRA and Other Reforms,” provides insight into key provisions of the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (“SBRA”) and high-level overview of The Family Farmer Relief Act of 2019 (“FFRA”) and The Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need Act of 2019 (the “HAVEN Act”).
Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger partner Jonathan Friedland quoted in article titled “How to Choose the Best Professional Associations to Join”
With many career benefits to joining a professional association and a nearly unlimited network of professionals to tap into, how do you choose which organization is the best fit for you? SFGH partner Jonathan Friedland was recently quoted in the article “How to Choose the Best Professional Associations to Join,” published in Point Road Group Insider.
All of us have had experiences of meetings that were painful to participate in. Lack of preparation or inability to move decisions forward can all lead to an ineffective board. In this discussion, SFGH partner Mark Melickian and a panel of professionals will share practices that happen in real boardrooms that help equip directors to lead an energized and productive debate.
SFGH partner Elizabeth “Lisa” Vandesteeg to moderate panel “Risk: It’s a Board’s Game – Anticipating, Avoiding, Abating Risk for Private Company Directors” in New York, NY
SFGH partner Elizabeth “Lisa” Vandesteeg will moderate a panel in New York, NY on November 6, 2019. The panel, “Anticipating, Avoiding, Abating Risk for Private Company Directors,” will cover how a board can help to foster a risk-focused corporate culture, what the risk oversight function of the board is and what steps a board should take when it becomes aware of such a situation.
Join Lisa Vandesteeg on October 22, 2019, as she and a panel of experts address the basic requirements of recent privacy regulation and enforcement actions. In this panel, Lisa will also discuss how boards can help their organizations assess and manage privacy risks. Case studies will be offered to describe the experiences of organizations implementing new privacy controls as well as current and planned compliance activities of companies.
SFGH congratulates its Bankruptcy, Reorganization & Creditors' Rights Group on its recent representation of Morgan Administration, Inc. and its affiliated debtor entities, better known as “Home Owners Bargain Outlet,” or “HOBO,” in confirming their joint chapter 11 liquidating plan before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger congratulates partner Matthew Schiff on being awarded the highest possible rating in both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards by Martindale-Hubbell.
New Workplace Transparency Act Requires Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training for All Illinois Employers
The Illinois Human Rights Act (the “Act”) has been amended to expand workplace mandates to prevent and respond to sexual harassment. Effective January 1, 2020, all Illinois employers will have to provide annual sexual harassment training and written policies for their employees. The new law is called the Illinois Workplace Transparency Act.
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