National Association of Credit Management
- Webinar: Fortifying Your Credit Foundation: Getting Ahead of the Next Superstorm
- NACM Webinar
Fortifying Your Credit Foundation: Getting Ahead of the Next Superstorm
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In their webinar, Fortifying Your Credit Foundation: Getting Ahead of the Next Superstorm, Jeffrey L. Cohen and Seth Van Aalten of Cooley LLP's Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy Group will provide tips, tools and best practices that credit managers can put in place now to maximize future collections. Mr. Cohen and Mr. Van Aalten will discuss guidelines for evaluating potential credit counterparties and suggested ways to minimize exposure in bankruptcy, specifically with respect to outstanding receivables and potential preference liability. Mr. Cohen and Mr. Van Aalten will also address what you can do to enhance recoveries in the event that your credit counterparty files for bankruptcy. Use this information to get ahead of the next downturn.
Jeffrey L. Cohen is a partner in the Corporate Restructuring & Bankruptcy practice group. Mr. Cohen joined Kronish Lieb Weiner & Hellman LLP in 2002, which was merged into Cooley Godward Kronish LLP in 2006, and is a resident in the New York office.
Mr. Cohen's practice is concentrated in the area of Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, liquidation and related litigation. He frequently represents creditors' committees and debtors in Chapter 11 cases, as well as fee committees, purchasers of assets, parties to executory contracts and unsecured creditors. Mr. Cohen has handled a multitude of contested bankruptcy matters and adversary proceedings, including, but not limited to, professional fee disputes, executive compensation, asset dispositions, disclosure statement approvals and confirmations, contested financing, claims litigation, motions to convert cases to Chapter 7 liquidations, equitable subordination, recharacterization and constructive fraud actions and related investigations and discovery through Bankruptcy Rule 2004. Mr. Cohen is on the approved mediation panel for the United States Bankruptcy Court in the District of Delaware, Southern District of New York and Eastern District of New York. Mr. Cohen is also a fee examiner in Region 3 of the Office of the United States Trustee.
In 2013, Mr. Cohen was named one of the Super Lawyers of New York and prior to that New York Super Lawyers magazine listed him as a "New York Rising Star" in 2011 and 2012.
Mr. Cohen obtained his J.D., cum laude, from the St. John's University School of Law in 2000. Mr. Cohen completed his undergraduate education at SUNY Albany in 1997, earning a B.A. in Political Science and Criminal Justice. Prior to joining Kronish Lieb Weiner & Hellman, Mr. Cohen was an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in the firm's New York office.
Mr. Cohen is admitted to practice before all New York State courts, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second and Third Circuits, the U.S. District Court, Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of New York.
Mr. Cohen is a member of the New York State Bar Association, American Bankruptcy Institute and Turnaround Management Association. He is also a member of the pro bono Steering Committee of the New York Bankruptcy Assistance Project, which provides free bankruptcy assistance to low-income residents of New York City who are considering bankruptcy.
Seth Van Aalten is an associate in the Corporate Restructuring & Bankruptcy group. Mr. Van Aalten joined Kronish Lieb Weiner & Hellman in 2003, which was merged into Cooley Godward Kronish in 2006, and is resident in the New York office.
Mr. Van Aalten concentrates his practice in both transactional and litigation aspects of Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization and liquidation. He frequently represents creditors' committees and debtors in Chapter 11 cases, as well as purchasers of assets, parties to executory contracts and real property leases and unsecured creditors.
Mr. Van Aalten frequently handles contested matters and dedicated adversary proceedings concerning cash collateral and postpetition financing use, section 363 asset sales, plan confirmation proceedings, and Bankruptcy Rule 2004 investigations, among others.
Mr. Van Aalten also specializes in the prosecution of LBO, fraudulent conveyance and other bankruptcy estate causes of action, including his recent representation of the Mervyn's Creditors' Committee in its prosecution of a $1.2 billion litigation against certain significant companies, private equity firms and financial institutions who participated in the 2004 sale of Mervyn's and the simultaneous stripping away of Mervyn's valuable real estate assets.
In 2012, Mr. Van Aalten was named as one of the Top 40 Bankruptcy Lawyers Under the Age of 40 in New York by the American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA).; In 2013, Mr. Van Aalten was named one of the Super Lawyers of New York and in 2011 and 2012, New York Super Lawyers magazine listed him as a Rising Star.
Mr. Van Aalten is a member of the State Bar of New York and is admitted to practice before the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the American Bar Association.
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