Wanda Borges, Esq.
Wanda Borges is the principal member of Borges & Associates, LLC, a law firm based in Syosset, NY. For more than 29 years, Ms. Borges has concentrated her practice on commercial litigation and creditors' rights in bankruptcy matters, representing corporate clients and creditors' committees throughout the United States in Chapter 11 proceedings, out-of-court settlements, commercial transactions and preference litigation. She is the Immediate Past President of the Commercial Law League of America and has been an Attorney Member of its National Board of Governors, a Past Chair of the Bankruptcy Section and a past member of the executive council of its Eastern Region. Ms. Borges is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Hispanic National Bar Association and the Turnaround Management Association, and is an associate member of the International Association of Commercial Collectors. She is a regular lecturer for NACM and its Affiliated Associations on commercial and corporate law (including ECOA, the Uniform Commercial Code and FCRA), insolvency matters, creditors' rights issues, antitrust law and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Ms. Borges has authored, edited and contributed to numerous publications including Thomson West's Enforcing Judgments and Collecting Debts in New York, the NAB book Out of the Red and Into the Black, the BCCA's Credit & Collection Handbook, the CLLA Commercial Law Journal, Bulletin, Debt 3 and Bankruptcy Section newsletters-including her treatise "Hidden Liens, Who is Entitled to What?"-and NACM's Antitrust, Restraint of Trade and Unfair Competition: Myth Versus Reality, Manual of Credit and Collection Laws and Principles of Business Credit. She has co-authored The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 - An Overhaul of U.S. Bankruptcy Law, also published by NACM.
Bruce Nathan is currently a member of the law firm of Lowenstein Sandler PC and is an active member of NACM and FCIB. Mr. Nathan concentrates on all aspects of creditorsâ€™ rights and workouts in bankruptcy, out of court matters, and other types of insolvency cases for secured creditors, creditorsâ€™ committees, trustees and trade creditors, and in negotiating and preparing letters of credit, guarantees, and security, consignment and other agreements. Mr. Nathan currently serves as counsel to the unsecured creditorsâ€™ committee in the Interstate Bakeries Corporation and Advanced Marketing Services, Inc., Chapter 11 cases, and has represented substantial creditor interests in the Enron, Worldcom, Solutia, Metromedia Fiber Network, Adelphia, Calpine, Montgomery Ward, and Heilig-Meyers Chapter 11 cases. Mr. Nathan holds combined J.D./M.B.A. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the Wharton School of Management. He is an active member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, serves on its board of directors and is a former co-chair of the ABIâ€™s Unsecured Trade Creditor Committee. Mr. Nathan is also a contributing editor for the â€śLast in Lineâ€ť column published in the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal and is a lead editor of ABIâ€™s Second Circuit Update. He is the author of Reclamation Manual: Sellersâ€™ Rights of Reclamation, Stoppage of Delivery and New Administrative Claim, Second Edition, published by ABI, and of a monograph titled Protecting Corporate Creditors Under the Bankruptcy Code, published by Matthew Bender. Mr. Nathan also frequently writes for NACMâ€™s Business Credit magazine and other credit-oriented periodicals. He is a member of NACMâ€™s Editorial Advisory Board and is a yearly contributing editor of the Manual of Credit and Commercial Laws. Mr. Nathan also lectures at NACM Credit Congresses and Legislative Conferences, and at various credit groups affiliated with NACM on bankruptcy, UCC Article 9, letter of credit law, sales and puts of claims, set-off, assignments for the benefit of creditors and other non-bankruptcy alternatives, and other credit-related issues. Mr. Nathan has also spoken at the 4th China International Credit and Risk Management Conference (and on other occasions) about the Peopleâ€™s Republic of Chinaâ€™s 2006 Law on Enterprise Bankruptcy, discussing the lawâ€™s key provisions, improvements over Chinaâ€™s prior bankruptcy law, the lawâ€™s similarities and differences with United States bankruptcy law, and upcoming implementation challenges.