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Puerto Rico, Energy Sector Issues and Averting the Next Financial Crisis Among Topics to...

Puerto Rico’s financial crisis, cross-border issues, Energy Future Holdings and health care and education will be among the many topics presented at the 2017 New York City Bankruptcy Conference, being held May 18 at the New York Hilton in Midtown Manhattan.

Former U.S. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham to Examine E&P Industry Recovery, Future Policy at...

Former Senator and U.S. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham will be providing the luncheon keynote at the Annual Spring Meeting on Friday, April 21. Currently a principal in the Washington, D.C., office of Blank Rome Government Relations LLC, Abraham served for four years as Secretary of Energy for under President George W. Bush, and six years as a U.S. Senator.

Energy Case Developments, Non-Bankruptcy Alternatives to Restructuring Student Loans and Lessons Learned from Caesars...

The American Bankruptcy Institute's (ABI) 35th Annual Spring Meeting is set to take place April 20-23 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C. ABI’s largest annual conference features timely concurrent sessions tailored for practitioners in both large and small commercial cases, as well as consumer bankruptcy. The conference will feature the 21st Annual Great Debates, which will look at third-party litigation financing, good-faith transferee defenses and cases before the Supreme Court.

Valuation Issues for the Clean Energy and Power Industry, Municipal Bankruptcy and Restructuring in...

Leading bankruptcy professionals and dealmakers will converge at “VALCON 2017: Emerging Valuation Issues in Bankruptcy and Beyond,” taking place at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas March 1-3, 2017. Sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors and the University of Texas School of Law, the conference will feature up to 14.5/15.5 hours of CLE/CPE credit, including 1 hour of ethics, with the opportunity to take part in special valuation fundamentals and technical valuation breakout program tracks.

Infrastructure Improvements May Require Bankruptcy Code Fix, According to September ABI Journal Article

As construction contractors can be exposed to preference actions in a municipal bankruptcy, an article in the September ABI Journal explores potential defense strategies for contractors and why a legislative fix might be required to complete necessary infrastructure projects in financially distressed cities. “Municipalities need the expertise of the construction industry to repair their infrastructures, but the Detroit bankruptcy was a rude awakening for the construction industry,” Lisa S. Gretchko and Mark A



Xcel Energy CEO: Wind energy saves customers billions while maintaining the...

One of the nation’s leading utilities integrating wind energy onto its system reaffirmed on the second day of WINDPOWER 2017 that wind helps sustain grid reliability while saving its consumers money. Addressing over 7,000 attendees, Xcel Energy’s CEO Ben Fowke recommitted the utility’s investment in wind energy as a low-cost way to help keep the lights on for millions of its customers across eight states.


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The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Triple Net Lease Dollar General...

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant new construction Dollar General located at 12904 Highway-10 in Pitkin, Louisiana for $1,117,300