Contract Modifications, Creditor Issues, Reorganization, and More
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Identify opportunities for re-negotiation of existing contracts.
Use unique options available to small businesses, like Subchapter V reorganization.
Explore the duties and liabilities of members and officers of distressed businesses.
Predict the likely tax effects of sale/transfer/wind down of a business.
Contract Disputes, Renegotiation, Modification
Structuring the Sale/Purchase of a Distressed Business
Valuation of an Ailing Business
Dealing With Creditors, Fiduciary Obligations of Officers and Directors
Winding Down the Business (Outside of Bankruptcy)
Bankruptcy and SBRA Subchapter V: What You Need to Know
Tax Liens and Tax Considerations When Planning Out the Next Steps
Josh Andrews is the managing partner of Gatehouse Law, where he focuses his practice on the legal needs of entrepreneurs, business law, and complex transactions, such as business formations; business transactions; raising capital for businesses; complex business negotiations; national and international intellectual property management, property disputes and expansion of business; mergers and acquisitions; and preventative law business consulting. Mr. Andrews is admitted to practice in Alabama and Georgia. He is a member of the Alabama State Bar and the State Bar of Georgia. Mr. Andrews earned his B.A. degree from Birmingham-Southern College and his J.D. degree from Cumberland School of Law.
Mark S. Cherry is an attorney with Mark S. Cherry Attorney at Law, PC, which is a general practice professional law firm in Cherry Hill, New Jersey that, in addition to the general practice of law, assists homeowners across New Jersey. His firm has extensive experience in foreclosure prevention, real estate, tax law and bankruptcy law. Mr. Cherry is admitted to practice in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Federal District Courts, Bankruptcy Court, Federal Court of Appeals and U.S. Tax Court. In addition to being an accredited civil mediator, he is also the member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants (AAA-CPA), and New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators (NJAPM). He earned his J.D. degree from the Delaware Law School of Widener University and his B.B.A. degree from Temple University (Moot Court Honor Society).
Payal Salsburg focuses her practice in the areas of business litigation, corporate advice and counsel, and white collar criminal defense. She represents corporations, small businesses and individuals in connection with an array of matters, including contract and business disputes, False Claims Act litigation, and government and internal investigations. Ms. Payal also routinely advises closely-held businesses on corporate and employment matters. She speaks fluent Hindi. Ms. Payal is active in the Boston Bar Association (BBA) as a member of the BBA/BBF Joint Planning Committee, the standing Ethics Committee and the Steering Committee of the Business and Commercial Litigation Section. She is a regular speaker at the Practicing with Professionalism series at the BBA, a mandatory one-day course for all newly admitted members of the Massachusetts Bar. Ms. Payal is also an active member of the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston (SABA) and the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts (AALAM). Prior to joining Laredo & Smith, LLP, she was a litigator with Proskauer Rose LLP in the Florida and Boston offices. Her work at Proskauer covered state and federal litigation, including breach of contract, corporate dissolution, fraudulent transfer claims, commercial foreclosures, and patent infringement. Ms. Payal also has experience handling FINRA arbitrations. Her pro bono experience includes several successful petitions for asylum, an appeal from an inmate on Florida's death row, the favorable defense of an indigent client in an eviction proceeding, successful litigation and appeal to assist a not-for-profit foundation, and invoking Hague Convention protection in state court to return a child wrongfully removed to the United States by a parent. She is a graduate of the College of Saint Elizabeth in New Jersey, where she earned a Bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, in mathematics and computer science. Ms. Payal earned a Master's degree in computer science from the University of Colorado at Boulder, College of Engineering and Applied Science, and a J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
George J. Spathis is a partner at Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC, in Chicago. A seasoned trial lawyer, he has more than 25 years of experience representing clients in a broad array of commercial disputes throughout the country, concentrating in matters involving contracts, corporate/partnership ownership and governance, trade regulation and unfair competition, supply/distribution chain disputes, and bankruptcy/creditors’ rights. Mr. Spathis also serves as outside general counsel to a number of companies, closely-held entities, and entrepreneurs, working closely with his clients on protecting their business assets, managing their business risks, and solving their business problems. He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, American Bar Association and Chicago Bar Association. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois and earned his law degree from IIT Chicago-Kent-College of Law, where he graduated with high honors and Order of the Coif.
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