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George Spathis, Attorney, Horwood Marcus & Berk Chartered to Speak at KC’s What You Need to Know About Fraudulent Conveyance Law Live Webcast

New York, NY, June 01, 2012 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that George Spathis, Attorney, Horwood Marcus & Berk Chartered will speak at a 2-hour webcast entitled “What You Need to Know About Fraudulent Conveyance Law Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for June 20, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (ET).

About George Spathis

George Spathis is of counsel at the Chicago law firm of Horwood Marcus & Berk Chartered. George is a seasoned trial lawyer with extensive experience in the area of bankruptcy litigation, having represented bankruptcy trustees, secured creditors, creditors committees, assignees and receivers in an array of complex litigation matters in a myriad of industries, and having counseled clients on issues relating to insolvency and dealing with businesses in distress. He has prosecuted and defended large fraudulent conveyance actions in Federal Courts throughout the country, and has authored and published numerous articles on the topic.

Prior to joining Horwood Marcus & Berk, George was a partner at Shaw Gusiss Fishman Glantz Wolfson and Towbin, a boutique commercial bankruptcy firm in Chicago. He is a Member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Turnaround Management Association.

George is a 1990 graduate of the Chicago-Kent Law School, with High Honors, and is a Member of its Order of the Coif. He served as an Executive Articles Editor for the Law Review and was elected to the inaugural class of the Kent Legal Scholars.

About Horwood Marcus & Berk Chartered

Horwood Marcus & Berk Chartered is recognized as a premier middle market business firm in Chicago, with a flexible team-building approach, access to a vast network of professionals and an unyielding commitment to service excellence. The firm combines the practice breadth and resources of a large commercial firm with the entrepreneurial atmosphere and creativity of a boutique.

The firm boasts depth and expertise in an array of legal areas: business law and planning; mergers, acquisitions and dispositions; banking, finance and securities; restructuring and creditors rights; state and local tax planning and litigation; real estate; zoning; commercial litigation; corporate and real estate financing and workout; estate and asset protection planning; probate; and trusts and estates litigation. Similarly, HMB serves clients in a myriad of industries throughout the country.

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Event Synopsis:

Typically regarded as a collection resource for judgment creditors chasing “judgment proof” debtors, fraudulent conveyance laws are being invoked with vastly greater frequency and broader reach. Entities and individuals experiencing financial distress, as well as those who deal with such entities and individuals, regularly (and often unknowingly) walk a fine line that expose them to protracted and expensive litigation and potentially substantial adverse judgments.

In a two-hour live webcast, a panel of distinguished experts will discuss the following:

- A concise overview of applicable federal and Uniform state laws that govern fraudulent conveyance
- An overview of the elements of claims based upon alternative theories of actual and constructive fraud
- Emphasis on the principle elements involved: the “badges of fraud,” insolvency at the time of transfer, and the “reasonable equivalence” of value
- A discussion of recent developments in the law
- Practical litigation experiences, strategies and tips for asserting and defending against fraudulent conveyance claims
- Case studies and real-life application of fraudulent conveyance laws and recognizing and avoiding exposure in cases premised upon constructive fraud

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