Friday, June 1, 2012

Jager Smith Orchestrates Successful Purchase of Assets

Jager Smith, together with its co-counsel Kavinoky Cook, LLP of Buffalo, New York, succeeded in their representation of an asset buyer in the consolidated Chapter 11 proceedings of K. Van Bourgondien of Virginia, Inc. and Simple Pleasures Flowerbulbs & Perennials, Inc., both pending in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Attorney Michael J. Fencer of Jager Smith and Attorney David A. LoTempio of Kavinoky Cook negotiated the client's private purchase of all, or substantially all of the bankruptcy debtors' assets, and secured their client's acquisition through an Article 9 secured party sale of related intellectual property and trade names from a non-debtor affiliate of the debtors-in-possession. The parties closed the Court approved sale on May 31, 2012.

Jager Smith Attorneys' Recent Awards and Recognition

Jager Smith P.C. is pleased to announce that Attorneys Bruce F. Smith, Michael J. Fencer, Edward Gerard Jager, Andrew J. Ley, and Howard P. Blatchford, Jr. have been honored in Boston’s Top Rated Lawyers for 2012, a list of Top Rated Lawyers created by LexisNexis® utilizing its Martindale-Hubbell database. In that search, LexisNexis® tapped the comprehensive database of Peer Review Ratings™ to identify lawyers who have been rated by their peers to be AV® Preeminent™— the highest Peer Review Rating available. Ratings are established via confidential opinions of lawyers and members of the judiciary who have been invited to provide reviews of lawyers of whom they have professional knowledge.

Partners Bruce Smith and Michael Fencer were named to the list of top Bankruptcy lawyers in Boston, and partner Howard P. Blatchford, Jr. was named among the top rated in Boston for Commercial Litigation. Partners Edward Gerard Jager and Andrew J. Ley were named to the list of top Boston attorneys in Business/Commercial law and Real Estate law respectively.

Baytown Navigation Enterprises, Inc., Makes Waves

There is quite a bit of action in the shipping industry in the wake of the Baytown Navigation proceedings. Jager Smith has a front row seat as an integral part of this reorganization process. Click here to read all about it.

Joint Plan of Liquidation Confirmed in Boston Generating, LLC

Jager Smith represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Boston Generating, LLC and its affiliated debtors in connection with the negotiation and confirmation of their joint plan of liquidation, which the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York confirmed. Prior to seeking bankruptcy protection, the debtors owned and operated the third-largest power generating portfolio in New England and labored under a debt load that exceeded $1.9 billion. Now that the joint plan of liquidation has been confirmed, Jager Smith is representing the Liquidating Trustee of the BosGen Liquidating Trust.

Bruce Smith cited as Notable Practitioner in Chambers 2011 Client Guide

Chambers highlighted Bruce F. Smith as an insolvency specialist at Jager Smith. In the article, Bruce is recognized as, "A very intelligent practitioner with an impressive courtroom presence."

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

TMA Events

Our attorneys are active members of the Turnaround Management Association, and partake in many TMA events. Recently, Bruce Smith and Steven Reingold attended the TMA Breakfast. This year, featured The 2012 National Asset-Based Lending Panel.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

New Article!

Jonathan M. Horne of our Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group has written an article discussing the recent decision in Delaware regarding In re Tweeter Opco, LLC. Check out our Home page for a copy!