Navigating the Recession: What Companies Need to Consider Today - Part V: Finance

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

In today's difficult environment, corporate borrowers face unique challenges in dealing with their debt instruments. We will discuss current practices in seeking to amend existing credit agreements, issues faced by borrowers when a bank syndicate member defaults, issues posed by cancellation of indebtedness income and efforts by borrowers to buy back their own debt. John Lawlor and David Wiles, partners in our Leveraged Finance practice, and Jim Barry, a partner in our Tax Transactions Practice, will host this presentation..


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Series Overview

The attorneys at Mayer Brown have experience counseling companies through every business climate, including recession cycles. In our Webinar series we offer guidance on critical issues currently facing a wide range of businesses, as well as ideas for smart legal moves for weathering the current storm. Some of the issues we will address over the course of the series include:

  • January 13, 2009 - Outsourcing: how can companies reduce costs today using sourcing contracts? Review the presentation materials.
  • January 27, 2009 - Workforce Readjustment and Employee Benefit Plans: what are the critical legal issues companies need to consider when forced to execute workforce readjustment and how does the recession affect funding of employee benefit plans? Review the presentation materials.
  • February 10, 2009 - Mergers & Acquisitions: how can companies maximize opportunities in a market where valuations may be declining as the urgency to sell is increasing? Review the presentation materials.
  • February 24, 2009 - Real Estate: what advantages and pitfalls do corporate tenants face in a down market? Review the presentation materials.
  • March 10, 2009 - Finance: examining various developments in the credit markets during the credit crunch from the standpoint of corporate borrowers.