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The use of social media in restructuring practice is getting a lot of air time lately.  Recently I participated in an American Bankruptcy Institute panel with two other prominent bankruptcy bloggers, Debra Dandeneau, who spearheads Weil’s Bankruptcy Blog, and Nathalie … Continue reading

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Albert Einstein was known for his pithy quotes and thought provoking questions. If Einstein were alive today, he may have posed the question: How do you lose money when there is no money involved? The answer is simple: when bitcoin … Continue reading

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It was not until an episode of  the TV show “The Good Wife” last year that the legal community realized that bitcoins were here to stay. In the episode, Alicia Florrick tries to find the developer of Bitcoin. In a … Continue reading

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Unless you’ve been outside the country throughout 2013, you’ve probably heard of Kinky Boots – the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical written by Harvey Fierstein and composed by Cyndi Lauper. Based on a true story, Kinky Boots is the turnaround story of … Continue reading

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I trust I have gotten your attention now.  If you can suspend your disbelief momentarily, I promise this will be worthwhile to you – maybe even as soon as tomorrow. The secret of Nigerian e-mail scams is far from obvious … Continue reading

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As time goes on, the nature of bankruptcy news becomes more and more unusual. Dominating the bankruptcy news cycle lately has been the meltdown of the uber-law firm, Dewey LeBoeuf.  Over the past twenty four hours, it’s been reported that … Continue reading

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At last weekend’s American Bankruptcy Institute Annual Meeting, in accordance with established tradition, the kick-off session was the “Great Debate.”  This year, the Great Debate took on the most timely, popular and pervasive of controversial subjects: whether parties trading on … Continue reading

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Distressed companies often receive seemingly conflicting advice from restructuring professionals. They are told: “stick to your knitting” and “stay inside your wheelhouse” and “hit your sweet spot.” They are also told to “think outside the box” and “color outside the … Continue reading

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The women in New York amaze me. Every day on the subway, I observe women of all income levels, ages, and walks of life. They all have one thing in common: they are remarkably well put together. For years I … Continue reading

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In the beginning of January 2012, Fuller Brush Company announced that “this was a landmark year … we have devoted a significant amount of time and effort toward creating new strategies to better serve our customers” and “refreshed our branding … Continue reading

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