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Anatomy of a Preference

Chapter 5 of the Bankruptcy Code creates certain causes of action that arise only upon the filing of a bankruptcy case. Specifically, these provisions enable the debtor or trustee to take actions to bring assets back into the debtor’s estate. Most commonly, these come in the form of preference lawsuits. This webinar discusses the standards for bringing these causes of action and then dives into how to defend against them. The panelists also provide practical tips on how creditors can try to protect and insulate themselves from these attacks ahead of time, by taking certain precautions when dealing with distressed business prior to the filing of a bankruptcy case.

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Webinar Faculty


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Mark Melickian

Mark Melickian leads Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger LLP’s restructuring practice.  Over the past 20 plus years, he has worked primarily on business transactional and litigation matters with a focus… Read More


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Christopher Wick

Christopher B. Wick focuses his practice in the Creditors’ Rights, Reorganization and Bankruptcy, and Litigation Areas. He has experience representing debtors, creditors and creditors’ committees in bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings.Chris… Read More

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Michael Schwarzmann

Michael Schwarzmann has over 20 years’ experience helping identify opportunities to create value for his clients.  I have extensive experience working with established companies when they encounter financial difficulties by… Read More

Rafael X. Zahralddin-Aravena
Rafael X. Zahralddin-Aravena

Rafael X. Zahralddin-Aravena is a Shareholder, Director, and Chair of his firm’s Commercial Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice. He founded the Elliott Greenleaf Delaware office in 2007, which specializes in business… Read More

Thaddeus D. Wilson
Thaddeus D. Wilson

Thad Wilson is a partner in the Atlanta office of King & Spalding and a member of the firm’s Financial Restructuring practice. Thad has represented a broad spectrum of clients in… Read More

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