Jay Goffman

Jay Goffman

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

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"Third Circuit Provides Road Map for Structured Dismissals"

In the past decade, Chapter 11 practice has witnessed the rise of a new phenomenon: structured dismissals.1 Broadly speaking, the term structured dismissal is an umbrella term for a dismissal order that includes additional...more

5/30/2015 - Appeals Bankruptcy Code Chapter 11 Chapter 7 Class Action Commercial Bankruptcy Commercial Truck Drivers Corporate Conversions Fraudulent Conveyance Secured Creditors Structured Dismissals Unsecured Creditors WARN Act

"Trends in Chapter 11 Filings, Venue and Proposed Reforms"

Corporate Chapter 11 filings remained relatively low in 2014, down slightly from 2013, due to a robust capital market environment, low interest rates and easy access to financing. These and other factors allowed highly...more

1/29/2015 - Bankruptcy Reform Chapter 11 Choice-of-Venue Commercial Bankruptcy Debt Restructuring

Overview of ABI Commission Report and Recommendation on the Reform of Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code

The last major revision to U.S. business reorganization laws occurred in 1978. Since then, companies’ capital structures have become more complex and rely more heavily on leverage, including secured debt in particular; their...more

12/24/2014 - Bankruptcy Code Bankruptcy Reform Chapter 11 Commercial Bankruptcy

"Using Chapter 11 to Restructure Non-US and Multinational Companies"

Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code is the most well-developed law of any insolvency regime in the world for helping troubled companies restructure their affairs. Some nations, like Canada and the United Kingdom, also have...more

1/30/2014 - Chapter 11 Commercial Bankruptcy Insolvency Multinationals Restructuring

"Central European Distribution Corporation’s Chapter 11 Plan Incorporates Dutch Auction"

On May 13, 2013, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware confirmed a prepackaged Chapter 11 plan of reorganization in the case of Central European Distribution Corporation (CEDC) that incorporated an unmodified...more

8/5/2013 - Auction Chapter 11 Commercial Bankruptcy EU

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