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Can Seeking Help from the Lender Fix Distressed Companies’ Woes?

Turnaround Financing: How to Secure a Borrower Recently, bad practices caused a client’s accounts receivable to get extended well past 90 days. In fact, the client had 20% of its receivables dated further back than 120 days. Company staff knew that much of that would prove to be uncollectible, but no one really knew the […]

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investing in cryptocurrency

Investing in Cryptocurrency with Bitcoin: Fad, Fraud or Fortune-Maker?

Editor’s Note: This is an updated version of an article first published in March, 2014. Investing in Cryptocurrency If you haven’t heard about investing in cryptocurrency, chances are high you have heard about Bitcoin. Are you one of the many who have pondered allocating some investment dollars to this mysterious but revolutionary new currency? If so, […]

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Leonardo DiCaprio Investments Stay Afloat In Spite of Choppy Waters

Leonardo DiCaprio Investments Stay Afloat in Spite of Choppy Waters

Success Doesn’t Mean Smooth Sailing Besides finally picking up an Oscar for his performance in “The Revenant”and being an avid environmental philanthropist, Leonardo DiCaprio’s investments, as well as his acting, have made some waves in the world of investing. While he arguably doesn’t need the extra income, DiCaprio is active in the tech investment world, […]

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Bankruptcy Litigation

Common Bankruptcy Litigation Scenarios — Venue Fights

In bankruptcy litigation, the venue can have a major influence on an outcome. Expert members of the Financial Poise Faculty—each a partner or managing director in the restructuring industry—discuss why venue fights occur and how practitioners should approach selecting venue or challenging venue in a bankruptcy case.

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Financial Poise Radio

Episode 91 – Jeff Pomerantz – President of the American Bankruptcy Institute

In Episode 91, Chris Cahill and Jeff Pomerantz, President of the American Bankruptcy Institute and member of Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP, discuss retail and Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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Financial Poise Radio

Episode 74 with David S Abraham – Author, Entrepreneur & Advisor

In Episode 74 of Accredited Investor Markets Radio, Chris Cahill discusses “The Elements of Power” — the first major book (and a very fine one) on the rare earth metals trade — with its author, David S Abraham. Niobium in steel, much of the Periodic Table in each smartphone, and in smart weaponry: what are the geopolitical risks and supply chain vagaries associated with market dominance by a few nations and players? What should investors know about time frames, extraction risks, pricing volatility risks, and the Molycorp bankruptcy? Note: approximately 4 seconds of the broadcast was conducted in the Lithuanian language.

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A Few Minutes With … Michelle Gershfeld

Michelle Gershfeld has spent nearly 30 years as a lawyer, specializing in bankruptcy law. She began her career in 1989 at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy, LLP, and later joined David Kittay’s law firm, first in Manhattan and then in Westchester County, and found her niche specializing in bankruptcy law.

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Episode 66 with Ed Lehman

Edward Lehman is founder and Managing Director of Lehman, Lee & Xu in Beijing and Shanghai and other locations in China as well as founder of Lehman, Lee & Xu Mongolia, in Ulaanbaatar. Our Chris Cahill and Mr. Lehman discussed important changes in Chinese legal and business practices over Lehman’s 28 years there. They also discussed President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption program, the use (and non-use) of the recently-enacted bankruptcy law, protection of intellectual property in China, and likely targets of Chinese investment in the West as currency controls are liberalized. You can learn more about Edward Lehman here.

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A Few Minutes With… Holland & Knight Partner Robert Labate

The AIMkts editors recently caught up with Holland & Knight partner Robert Labate, co-chair of Holland & Knight’s Sports and Entertainment practice. Robert represents entertainment, media and advertising clients across the country that produce, license, acquire, use and invest in film, television, theater, music and digital content for worldwide distribution. Holland & Knight has a global presence – with 21 offices across the U.S. as well as Bogotá and Mexico City – and provides legal services in almost every aspect of intellectual property, business, real estate, governmental law and litigation.

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