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Joe Cashel, Director, BDO Consulting to Speak at Knowledge Congress’ Live Webcast

The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Joe Cashel, Director, BDO Consulting, will speak at a 2-hour webcast entitled “A Discussion of Current Developments Relating to Preferences and Fraudulent Conveyances in Bankruptcy Cases Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for May 15, 2013 from 12pm-2pm (ET).

New York, NY, February 15, 2013 --( About Joe Cashel

Joe Cashel is a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor with nearly 15 years of experience providing financial advisory and restructuring services to distressed entities and various creditor and lender constituents both inside and outside of the bankruptcy process.

Mr. Cashel has extensive experience in providing comprehensive preference defense services to assist counsel and defendants in assessing the application of the new value and the ordinary course of business defenses to the alleged preferential transfers. He has prepared various statistical and other customized analyses to determine what portion of the alleged preferences are unavoidable. He has prepared reports summarizing the results of such analyses, the methodologies and approaches used.

Mr. Cashel has also assisted attorneys with a range of litigation support services pursuant to trial preparation, including reviewing and analyzing financial documents, preparing and responding to interrogatories, developing questions for deposition and trial testimony, and evaluating testimony of witnesses.

Mr. Cashel has also advised distressed entities, lender groups, and unsecured creditor committees on the preparation and analysis of business plans, cash flow projections, restructuring programs, and proposed transactions for which debtors seek bankruptcy court approval including evaluating competing bids in connection with the sale of corporate assets, DIP financing or use of cash collateral, and plans of reorganization.

About BDO Consulting

BDO Consulting, a division of BDO USA, LLP, provides litigation, investigation, business restructuring, valuation, and risk advisory services to clients in the United States and internationally. Our highly experienced and well credentialed professionals draw upon a range of industry knowledge and completed consulting engagements throughout the US and internationally to provide clients with unparalleled service. BDO Consulting leverages the global industry and accounting knowledge of the BDO International network, providing rapid, strategic advice to assist our clients with financial advisory, business restructuring, out-of-court workouts, litigation, dispute resolution, risk management, financial solvency and regulatory compliance issues.

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Event Synopsis:

Under section 547(b) of the Bankruptcy Code, a trustee can avoid and recover a transfer as a preference by satisfying various requirements. Once a trustee proves all of the elements of a preference, there are affirmative defenses that can reduce a creditor’s potential preference exposure. In this Knowledge Group live webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals will help you understand the most critical issues which will include:

- What is a preference
- Defenses to a preference
-- New Value Defense
-- Ordinary Course of Business Defense (Subjective and Objective Tests)
-- Contemporaneous Exchange
-- Prepayments
- Various Preference issues
- Recent Preference Court Decisions

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format.

The organization brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changes and emerging trends. Hear from leading government officials/regulators, key thought leaders, and industry experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries. For further details, please visit the organization’s website:
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