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Jeffrey R. Erler, Partner, Gruber Hurst Elrod Johansen Hail Shank LLP to Speak at KC’s Event

New York, NY, May 16, 2015 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Jeffrey R. Erler, Partner, Gruber Hurst Elrod Johansen Hail Shank LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Uniform Voidable Transactions Act (UVTA): Significant Amendments in 2015 Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Friday, August 7, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET.

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About Jeffrey R. Erler

Jeffrey R. Erler is the practice leader for the Firm’s bankruptcy and financial restructuring section and practices in the areas of insolvency and creditor’s rights, including bankruptcy-related litigation. He has extensive experience representing secured and unsecured creditors, lessors, and committees in bankruptcy reorganizations and liquidations, bankruptcy litigation, and pre- and post-bankruptcy workout and foreclosure matters. He also specializes in out of court workouts, personal property repossession and sales under Article Nine of the Uniform Commercial Code, and real estate foreclosures. Jeff is a frequent speaker for the National Business Institute and Lorman Education Services on topics related to bankruptcy and creditor representation.

About Gruber Hurst Elrod Johansen Hail Shank LLP

Gruber Hurst Elrod Johansen Hail Shank is the one trial firm in Texas that works alongside a client to solve its pressing problem – not to see how long the lawyers can keep the case alive. The very best lawyers – the most respected and revered “stalwarts” do this – and clients reward them with the best work, trust, loyalty and the sharing of the most confidential information. This is exactly why clients hire GHEJHS.

Over the past 20 years, our clients have banked more than $1 billion and avoided similar amounts of liability. A true litigation strike team is the apex of training and strategy. Every person has a purpose, each action has value. That’s how we master cases. With speed, precision, efficiency – no wasted motion. Our lean staffing, intensive preparation and relentless focus make our GHEJHS strike teams the special forces of the courtroom.

Event Synopsis:

In commercial transactions, most agreements have ‘choice of law’ provisions that enable parties to decide in advance the law governing dispute resolution. In contrast, in fraudulent transfer disputes, the parties are creditors who often neither have a pre-existing relationship with the recipients of transfers nor the ability to negotiate choice of law provisions. One impetus for the changes to the 1984 Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act (UFTA), now the 2014 Voidable Transactions Act (UVTA), the first in 30 years, was the need to address conflict of laws in fraudulent transfer litigation.

Key amendments include the choice of law for voidable transfers, defenses for an obligee or transferee, burdens and standards of proof, and clarification of receipt of ‘reasonably equivalent value’. The Act creates greater consistency with the Uniform Commercial Code, the Bankruptcy Code, and with the uniform rules governing unincorporated business organizations with regard to partnership insolvencies.

In this CLE webinar a panel of skilled practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group, will discuss the newly approved 2014 Voidable Transactions Act (UVTA) and the Significant Amendments for Conflict Laws, review difficulties faced by practitioners under the current law; and provide guidance in addressing fraudulent transfers.

Key topics include:
· The Uniform Voidable Transaction Act of 2014 (UVTA) – An Overview
· Choice of Law
· Evidentiary Matters
· Defenses for Transferee or Obligee
· Series Organizations – Purposes & Significance
· Fraudulent Transfers and Constructive Voidable Transactions
· Adaptation of State on UVTA
· Definition of Insolvency for Partnerships
· Up-to-the Minute Regulatory Updates

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

The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars 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. To contact or register to an event, please visit:
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