Douglas Gooding Speaks on Troubled Portfolio Companies

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Douglas Gooding Speaks on Troubled Portfolio Companies

Choate Speaking Engagement

 | July 10, 2008

 | Douglas Gooding


Event: 
Northeast Bankruptcy Conference

Organization:  American Bankruptcy Institute
Location:  Brewster

 

The American Bankruptcy Institute brought together more than 400 practitioners for a 15-judge faculty at ABI's 15th Annual Northeast Bankruptcy Conference. The three-day event's topics included:

  • Current issues in commercial leasing
  • Appellate advocacy skills
  • Identifying causes of business failure
  • Current issues in avoidance actions
  • Cross-Border issues
  • Administrative Insolvency
  • Hot topics in claims purchasing and trading

Douglas Gooding, chair of Choate’s Finance Group spoke on the panel titled “Troubled Portfolio Companies.”  The panel focused on issues faced by private equity firms when portfolio companies are in serious financial distress, which include:

  • Fiduciary duties
  • Dividend recapitalizations
  • Equitable subordination
  • Recharacterization
 

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