MACDONALD | FERNANDEZ LLP

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221 Sansome Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
Telephone: (415) 362-0449
Facsimile: (415) 394-5544
914 Thirteenth Street
Modesto, CA 95354
Telephone: (209)549-7949
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Monday, November 10, 2014

Major Pitfalls in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Cases

Check out Iain A. Macdonald's program presented at the State Bar of California's Annual Meeting in 2012:

FIFTEEN MAJOR PITFALLS IN CHAPTER 7 BANKRUPTCY CASES

These tips are essential for businesses, general counsel and litigators considering or involved in chapter 7 bankruptcy cases.  The video is now available online here.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Now Available Online: Hidden Liens, Tax Lien Traps and Things You Never Knew About the UCC

On October 7, 2014, Reno Fernandez hosted a continuing legal education program for the State Bar of California's Business Law Section covering certain special liens and bankruptcy, including inchoate liens, tax liens and the scope of judgment liens under the Uniform Commercial Code.  Reno is a member of the Section's Insolvency Law Committee.




The program is now available online!  Check it out here.

Friday, October 10, 2014

ABC's: Winding Up for the Wind Down

Reno Fernandez is proud to host this upcoming program on assignments for the benefit of creditors ("ABC's") for the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco at noon this Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at the City Club. Come on down!

ABC'S: WINDING UP FOR THE WIND DOWN
Managing Risk and Credit Opportunity Through an Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors

October 14, 2014
Noon to 1:30 pm

City Club
155 Sansome Street
San Francisco, California

Speakers

David Kanel
Trodella & Kanel LLP

Bernie Murphy
Sherwood Partners, Inc.

Robert A. Trodella
Trodella & Kanel LLP

Topics

• High level discussion of various liquidation alternatives (circumstance dependent)
• Particular focus on ABCs as a possible solution in the context of a struggling company with potentially valuable assets
• Discussion will take the perspective of various stakeholders (board, company, secured lender,
potential buyer)
• Hypothetical fact pattern to illustrate the strategic considerations stakeholders should consider in the process

Section Chair: Reno F.R. Fernandez III, Macdonald | Fernandez LLP

Register
here.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Hidden Liens, Tax Lien Traps and Things You Never Knew About the UCC

At noon on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, Reno Fernandez will be hosting a continuing legal education program for the State Bar of California's Business Law Section via webinar covering certain special liens and bankruptcy, including inchoate liens, tax liens and the scope of judgment liens under the Uniform Commercial Code.  Reno is a member of the Section's Insolvency Law Committee.


Hidden Liens, Tax Lien Traps and Things You Never Knew About the UCC



Richard A. Lapping    
Law Office of Richard A. Lapping
Jane Springwater
Friedman & Springwater LLP
Michael St. James
St. James Law, P.C.
Reno F.R. Fernandez III, Moderator
Macdonald Fernandez LLP

October 7, 2014
Noon to 1:00 pm

Register here.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Intellectual Property and Bankruptcy: Strategies and Monetization

On Thursday, October 2, 2014, the Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum will present an excellent program on intellectual property and bankruptcy.  Reno Fernandez serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum.

IP/Bankruptcy Strategies and Monetization:  The Latest Games And Best Practices

Speakers:

Larry Engel, Esq., Morrison & Foerster
Laurie Hane, Esq., VMware Inc.
Stephen O’Neill, Esq., Dorsey & Whitney, LLP
Martin Pichinson, Sherwood Partners Inc.



This program will cover:


• Bankruptcy impacts on IP rights and contracts are increasing, and tactics and practices are changing.
• IP monetization can be enhanced in bankruptcy, but there are blocking rights for counterparties who are paying attention.
• The serious IP vs. Bankruptcy disputes long masked by settlements and finesses are now becoming visible to outsiders in the games.
• Best IP practices of interest to parties in interest in bankruptcy cases.


Thursday, October 2, 2014
5:00 to 7:0 pm


The City Club
155 Sansome Street
San Francisco, California


RSVP here







Macdonald Fernandez LLP Receives USIATC's California Excellence Award for 2014

We are pleased to announce that the United States Institute for Advancement of Trade and Commerce (USIATC) has recognized Macdonald Fernandez LLP as a 2014 California Excellence Award recipient. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Bankruptcy Pitfalls for Litigators

Congratulations to Iain A. Macdonald and Matthew J. Olson, who just finished speaking before the Alameda County Bar Association on "Bankruptcy Pitfalls for Litigators."