The Summer 2012 edition of the Absolute Priority newsletter, published by the Bankruptcy & Restructuring group at Cooley LLP, of which I am a member, has now been released. The newsletter gives updates on current developments and trends in the bankruptcy and workout area. Follow the links in this sentence to access a copy of the newsletter. You can also subscribe to the blog to learn when future editions of the Absolute Priority newsletter are published, as well as to get updates on other bankruptcy and insolvency topics.

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

  • Decisions from courts in Delaware and California interpreting the Supreme Court’s 2011 Stern v. Marshall decision and its impact on the ability of bankruptcy courts to enter final judgments in fraudulent transfer and other cases;
  • The Section 546(e) defense to fraudulent transfer claims; and
  • Issues involving the recharacterization of a non-insider’s loans as equity.

This edition also reports on some of our recent representations, including our work for official committees of unsecured creditors in Chapter 11 cases involving major retailers and others. Recent committee cases include Ritz Camera & Image, Blockbuster, Orchard Brands, Wave 2 Wave Communications, Signature Styles, Urban Brands, and Mervyn’s Holdings, among others.

I hope you find the latest edition of Absolute Priority to be of interest.