CPE/CLE/CTP/CTA Classes

2:00 to 3:00 pm - "Dealing with Distressed Loans: A Strategic Workshop on Judicial and Non-Judicial Remedies and Alternatives Post-Default"

When a borrower defaults, a lender has an array of remedial options.  This program will compare and contrast aspects of various alternative post-default remedies, such as receiverships, bankruptcy, assignments for the benefit of creditors, and UCC foreclosure and sale rights, with a focus on lender remedies and borrower responses thereto.  We will consider a hypothetical distressed borrower as a platform to discuss the competing interests of stakeholders in an insolvency scenario.  The panel will welcome active questioning and participation from the audience to create a workshop-style dialogue from various perspectives.

Panelists:
Eric W. Anderson, Partner, Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP

Bryan E. Bates, Partner, Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP

 

 

3:30 to 4:30 pm - "Post-Pandemic Restructuring Initiatives: A Strategic Discussion of Operational, Financial and Legal Issues as COVID-19 Era Stimulus Measures Come to an End. A Return to Normal, or a New Normal?"


This program will cover strategic operational, financial, and legal considerations relating to middle market companies as the economy emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.  A combination of unprecedented levels of government stimulus, regulatory easing on banks, moratoria on post-default remedial actions, and lender forbearance has dramatically altered how businesses operate and their relationships with their lenders and capital partners.  This panel will discuss whether, when stimulus measures end and lenders cease widespread forbearance post-pandemic, will there be a return to normal, or has a new normal been created?   

Panelists:
Katie Goodman, Managing Director, GGG Partners, LLC
Eric W. Anderson, Partner, Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP

Bryan E. Bates, Partner, Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP

 

Eric is a Partner at Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP.  The leader of the bankruptcy team, Eric is a go‐to attorney for banks and other creditors dealing with problem loans.  Eric helps banks, trustees, investors and other parties in bankruptcy and financial restructuring matters.  Deeply knowledgeable in all aspects of bankruptcy and threatened bankruptcy, he is able to guide his clients to the optimal solution, be it a negotiated solution prebankruptcy or maximization of recovery within bankruptcy proceedings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bryan is a Partner at Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP.  Bryan is a trusted advisor to a wide range of clients in matters involving business bankruptcies, creditors' rights, and commercial litigation.  In secured lending matters, Bryan assists the firm's clients in workouts and restructuring proceedings in Bankruptcy Court, including debtor-in-possession financing, asset sales, and plan confirmation matters.  Bryan attended Mercer University’s school of law (J.D., cum laude, 2004) and Georgia Tech (B.S. in business management, summa cum laude, 1999).  He is a board member of the Bankruptcy Section of the Atlanta Bar, serves on the advisory board for the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Southeastern Bankruptcy Conference, and is recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.

 

 

 

 

 

Katie is the Managing Partner of GGG Partners, LLC, one of the oldest turnaround consulting firms in the United States.  Katie has a strong background in finance, operations, and mergers and acquisitions, specializing in corrective action for businesses spanning many industries, including automotive, textiles, finance, telecommunications, restaurants and retail, commercial and residential contracting, general manufacturing, commercial distribution, publishing, government contracting, business-to-business distribution and consumer products companies.

 

Katie holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Georgia State University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude, a Bachelor of Arts from Lancaster University, and was an International Scholarship Student at Emory University.  Katie is a member of the Atlanta Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association, the Association for Corporate Growth and a board member of the Atlanta chapter of IWIRC (International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation).