CLLA Member, Ivan Reich is a Shareholder in GrayRobinson’s Ft. Lauderdale office. He concentrates his practice in the area of Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganizations, with a strong emphasis and background in Commercial Litigation. Mr. Reich’s commercial litigation background includes not only bankruptcy issues, but areas of the law including banking, lender liability, commercial landlord-tenant, securities, intellectual property, anti-trust, real estate, asset protection, post and prejudgment remedies and collections, foreclosures, and both state and federal appeals.
Mr. Reich is the Immediate Past President and former Recording Secretary of the Commercial Law League of America, the nation’s oldest and largest creditors’ rights organization. He is also a member of the League’s Board of Governors and has served as chair of the League’s bankruptcy and young members sections, and southern region. Reich also chairs the League’s National Meetings Committee, and serves on the League’s National Affairs and Legislative Committees, as well as the coordinating committee with the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges and the joint planning committee of the League and the NCBJ.
Recently, Mr. Reich served as counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of Femwell Group Health, Inc. (Miami), American Financial Group of Aventura (Miami), Shores of Panama, Inc. (Panama City), Berwick Black Cattle Company (Peoria, Illinois), Tutor Time Learning Systems, Inc. (Ft. Lauderdale), and Conseco Finance Corp. (Chicago), which was part of the then third largest bankruptcy in U.S. history.
A prolific speaker, Mr. Reich has spoken several times at the Commercial Law League of America’s annual conventions, including 1998, Chicago Conference on “Chasing the Wind: The Search for the Ever Elusive Assets of the Sophisticated Debtor;” 2000, New York Conference on “The Triadic System: Back to the Basics;” 2001, Los Angeles Conference on “State Exemption Law;” its 2001 Annual Convention on “Fraudulent Conveyances;” 2003, New York Conference on “Creditors Committees;” and its 2004 Chicago Conference on “Revised Article 9 of the UCC.” In 2007, Mr. Reich spoke in Chicago at the DePaul Business & Commercial Law Journal Symposium on Fiduciary Duties and the Slide Towards Insolvency, and published a paper for the Journal on “Deepening Insolvency: A Viable Cause of Action, A Rehash of Other Causes of Action or a Theory Of Damages.” He has also spoken at the Vendor Compliance Federation (Ft. Lauderdale, 2002) conference on charge backs, and has spoken several times before the National Business Institute on various bankruptcy and creditors rights issues. In 2003, he authored the chapter on bankruptcy in an Austrian publication geared toward German speakers doing business in the United States.