Webcast: Getting Ready for the Next Cycle: Unlocking Value in Troubled Companies: 363 Asset Sales and Alternatives

May 29, 2019

Join a panel of seasoned Gibson Dunn attorneys for a discussion that will examine Section 363 sales and their alternatives, with particular focus on key issues that can impact the rights and obligations of parties in interest before, during and after an auction or private sale. The webinar discusses complex issues, strategies and key considerations designed to maximize value – and mitigate risks – in a distressed sale scenario.

This webinar is the third in a series of upcoming webinars. Our Getting Ready for the Next Cycle webinars will cover, among other topics: (a) prepackaged and pre-negotiated bankruptcies; (b) buying and selling financially distressed companies/assets; (c) DIP financing; (d) rights offerings and other methods for financing an exit from Chapter 11; (e) fiduciary duties for boards of financially distressed companies; and (f) European and Asian financings and workouts. Our next webinar in this series is scheduled for June 27th; registration details will be available next month.

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Oscar Garza is a partner in the Orange County and Los Angeles offices of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a member of the Business Restructuring and Reorganization Practice Group (and is a former co-chair of the restructuring group), Transnational Litigation and Latin America Practice Groups. Mr. Garza’s restructuring practice involves representing debtors, creditors’ committees, and secured creditors in chapter 11 cases, advising buyers and sellers of the assets of financially distressed companies, and representing Bankruptcy Trustees in complex cases. Mr. Garza obtained his law degree from the University of Arizona College of Law, where he was a member of the Arizona Law Review, and he currently serves on the board of visitors for the law school. He is and has been a frequent lecturer on bankruptcy law and practice.

Keith R. Martorana is a partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a member of the Business Restructuring and Reorganization Practice Group.  Mr. Martorana’s practice focuses on representing financial institutions, creditor groups and hedge funds inside and outside of chapter 11 in numerous industries, including the retail, communications, energy, homebuilding, automotive, emergency services, commercial real estate, and manufacturing sectors.  Mr. Martorana received his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from New York Law School, where he also served as an Executive Articles Editor of the New York Law School Law Review.

Taylor Hathaway-Zepeda is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She practices in the firm’s Corporate Department. Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Ms. Hathaway-Zepeda served as managing law clerk to Chief Judge Sandra Lynch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Ms. Hathaway-Zepeda is a graduate of Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review and a finalist in the 100th Ames Moot Court Competition. Prior to law school, she earned a Master of Philosophy degree in Development Studies – with a focus on international economics – from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom as a recipient of the Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship.

Michael S. Neumeister is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.  He is a member of the Business Restructuring and Reorganization Practice Group and the Corporate Department.  Mr. Neumeister has a wide array of experience in representing clients in bankruptcy and restructuring matters in many different industries.  His representations have included representing debtors and lenders in in-court and out-of-court restructurings, and buyers in large and small bankruptcy sales.  Mr. Neumeister received his Juris Doctor in 2010 from the University of Southern California Law School, where he graduated as a member of the Order of the Coif and served as a Senior Content Editor for the Southern California Law Review.