Peter Kaufman Announced as Speaker at 25th Annual Distressed Investing Conference on November 26, 2018, “25th Annual Distressed Investing Conference Program & Faculty”

NEW YORKNov. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Beard Group, Inc., is hosting the 25th Annual Distressed Investing Conference on Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, at The Harmonie Club located at 4 East 60th Street in Midtown Manhattan.

“We’re honored to bring together an array of corporate restructuring professionals, lenders, and debt and equity investors in high-profile chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court restructurings who place their resources and reputations at risk to produce stellar results by preserving jobs, rebuilding broken businesses, and efficiently redeploying underutilized assets in the marketplace,” says Peter A. Chapman, Beard Group’s CEO.

This year’s conference panels and faculty members are:

8:00 a.m. — Chairs’ Opening Remarks — Harold L. Kaplan, Partner, FOLEY & LARDNER LLP, and Norm Lieu, Director, CONWAY MACKENZIE, INC.

8:10 a.m. — Year in Review & New Business Opportunities — Steven L. Gidumal, Managing Partner, VIRTUS CAPITAL, LP

8:50 a.m. — Recruitment of Directors for Companies Entering or Emerging from Bankruptcy — Steven A. Seiden, President, SEIDEN KRIEGER ASSOCIATES EXECUTIVE RECRUITERS; John Dubel, a well-known and respected turnaround professional, formerly at ALIXPARTNERS; Adam H. Friedman, Partner, OLSHAN FROME WOLOSKY LLP; and David Pauker, Independent Director and Turnaround Manager.

10:00 a.m. — Maximizing Enterprise Value — Mark F. Hebbeln, Partner, FOLEY & LARDNER LLP; Cindy Chen Delano, Senior Legal Analyst, WHITE BOX ADVISORS LLC; Ira Perlmuter, Founder and Managing Director, T5 EQUITY PARTNERS, LLC; Joseph E. Sarachek, Founding Principal, TRIAX CAPITAL ADVISORS, LLC; and Robert J. Stark, Partner, BROWN RUDNICK LLP (invited).

10:50 a.m. — Current Trends and Developments in Both Cross-Border Cases and Municipal Insolvency Matters: A Guide For Distressed Investors — William A. “Bill” Brandt, Jr., Founder & Executive Chairman, DEVELOPMENT SPECIALISTS, INC.; Lauren C. Doyle, Partner, MILBANK, TWEED, HADLEY & MCCLOY; Peter S. Kaufman, President and Head of Restructuring and Distressed M&A, GORDIAN GROUP, LLC.; Lisa Laukitis, Partner, SKADDEN, ARPS, MEAGHER, & FLOM, LLP; and Richard E. Mikels, Senior Partner, PACHULSKI STANG ZIEHL & JONES.

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