Bankruptcy Restructuring Support Agreements: Drafting Strategies to Avoid Expensive Confirmation Battles
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will equip counsel to negotiate and draft restructuring support agreements (RSAs, also known as "lock-up" or "plan support agreements") that will help reduce the cost, length, and adverse effects of a Chapter 11 case. A well-structured RSA can assure all stakeholders that the debtor will emerge from the process with minimal disruption to the business, its creditors, and its employees. The program will discuss how RSAs can help to coordinate a multitude of stakeholders and the pitfalls of attempting to circumvent Bankruptcy Code protections.
- Overview of RSAs
- Identifying the proper parties
- Provisions for debtors
- Provisions for creditors
- Terms that invite objection
- Solicitation vs. negotiation
- Giving plan supporters better treatment
- Fiduciary terms
- Third-party releases
- Drafting best practices
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What is a plan support agreement?
- Can RSAs alter Bankruptcy Code priorities?
- What are essential terms in an RSA for the various parties and stakeholders?
- How does a court review an RSA?
- How can the parties prevent overreaching by certain constituencies?
Howard Brod Brownstein (Moderator), CTP
President and CEO
The Brownstein Corporation
Mr. Brownstein provides turnaround management and advisory services to companies and their stakeholders, as well as... | Read More
Mr. Brownstein provides turnaround management and advisory services to companies and their stakeholders, as well as investment banking services, fiduciary services, and litigation consulting, investigations and valuation services. He also serves as an independent corporate board member for publicly-owned and privately-held companies, as well as large nonprofits.Close
Yonit A. Caplow
Ms. Caplow focuses her practice on restructuring, creditor’s rights, and commercial litigation. She has... | Read More
Ms. Caplow focuses her practice on restructuring, creditor’s rights, and commercial litigation. She has represented debtors, secured creditors, and unsecured creditors in bankruptcy court proceedings, adversary proceedings and out-of-court restructurings, and has represented both public and private sector clients in federal and state court, and in arbitration.Close
Lynnette R. Warman
Culhane Meadows Haughian & Walsh
Ms. Warman is a partner in Culhane Meadows PLLC, based in Dallas, TX, and enjoys a national practice representing and... | Read More
Ms. Warman is a partner in Culhane Meadows PLLC, based in Dallas, TX, and enjoys a national practice representing and advising clients in all types of business issues, ranging from contract negotiations to litigation and insolvency matters. In the insolvency world, she regularly represents creditors, creditors’ committees, debtors, and parties in asset and claims sale transactions. Ms. Warman is also frequently involved in corporate reorganizations, out of court work-outs, assignments for benefit of creditors, related litigation, mediations and appeals.
Ms. Warman is a fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy and serves as a co-editor of its College Columns Committee. She is a frequent speaker at national and regional events for NACM National, its affiliates and various other professional organizations. Ms. Warman is a long time member and supporter of NACM, and serves as the Senior Vice President of the Board of Directors of her local affiliate, NACM Southwest.Close
Rafael X. Zahralddin-Aravena
Mr. Zahralddin-Aravena is a member of the Corporate, Bankruptcy, Complex Business & Commercial... | Read More
Mr. Zahralddin-Aravena is a member of the Corporate, Bankruptcy, Complex Business & Commercial Litigation, Digital Asset, and Ukraine Conflict Response Practices. He is a skilled business lawyer and litigator with significant experience advising clients in corporate and commercial litigation, insolvency, distressed M&A, compliance, corporate law and entity formation, corporate governance, commercial transactions, cyber law, regulatory actions, and cross-border issues. He represents clients in all aspects of bankruptcy and restructuring. He has extensive experience in international commercial law issues, including cross-border insolvency, federal bankruptcy court matters, assignments for the benefit of creditors, and receiverships. His international law experience, particularly in international commercial transactions, brings a unique and nuanced approach to business issues inside and outside distressed situations.Close