The Spring 2008 edition of the Absolute Priority newsletter, published by the Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Bankruptcy & Restructuring group, of which I am a member, has just been released. The newsletter give updates on current developments in bankruptcies and workouts with the goal of keeping you "ahead of the curve" on these issues. Follow the links in this sentence to access a copy of the newsletter or to register to receive future editions.

The latest edition covers a range of cutting edge topics, including:

  • The ability of unsecured creditors to recover post-petition attorney’s fees;
  • Key issues when selling claims in bankruptcy;
  • Jury trials and proofs of claim;
  • Assignments for the benefit of creditors; and
  • The impact of post-petition performance on executory contracts.

We have also included information on some of our recent representations of official committees of unsecured creditors in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, and unofficial committees in out-of-court workouts, involving major retailers. These include Sharper Image, Lillian Vernon, CompUSA, Wickes Furniture, and The Bombay Company, among others. In addition, a note from my partner Adam Rogoff, the editor of Absolute Priority, discusses the increasing number of bankruptcy filings nationwide and our representation of Bayonne Medical Center in its Chapter 11 reorganization.

I hope you find this latest edition of Absolute Priority to be a helpful resource.