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Edward A. Phillips, CPA/CFF, CIRA, CFE, Partner with EisnerAmper LLP to Speak at The Knowledge Groupís Post-Confirmation Liquidation and Litigation Trusts Event

Edward A. Phillips, CPA/CFF, CIRA, CFE, Partner with EisnerAmper LLP to Speak at The Knowledge Groupís Post-Confirmation Liquidation and Litigation Trusts in Bankruptcies: Best Practices and Practical Guide.

New York, NY, November 03, 2016 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Edward A. Phillips, CPA/CFF, CIRA, CFE, Partner with EisnerAmper LLP will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Post-Confirmation Liquidation and Litigation Trusts in Bankruptcies: Best Practices and Practical Guide.” This event is scheduled for November 21, 2016 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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About Edward Phillips

Edward Phillips is a Partner in the firm’s Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group. He has over 28 years of experience in the areas of bankruptcy, restructuring, distressed M&A, accounting and forensic accounting services, and has represented a variety of parties in bankruptcy proceedings, out-of-court restructurings, forensic accounting engagements and post-confirmation engagements. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor, Certified Fraud Examiner, and Certified in Financial Forensics.

Ed has worked with numerous creditors’ committees, debtors and secured creditors. Additionally, he has acted as a disbursing agent, plan administrator and liquidating trustee for post-confirmation committees. He has been an elected Chapter 7 Trustee. He has been appointed as a receiver in the Delaware Chancery Court, a Permanent Receiver in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and a Liquidating Trustee in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He has provided acquisition due diligence services to buyers of distressed assets. He has been retained as a Chief Restructuring Officer. He routinely consults with and advises clients involved in avoidance actions such as preferences and fraudulent transfers. He has served as an expert in evaluating avoidance actions and other financial matters in dispute.

About EisnerAmper LLP

EisnerAmper offers responsive accounting, tax and consulting services with an entrepreneurial focus, providing clients with smart, analytical insights delivered in an approachable style. Firm professionals build strong client relationships based on open communication with each client, and believe that the trust clients put in them is paramount. Every member of the EisnerAmper team is passionate about rolling up their sleeves and working hard to help clients get down to the business of building success. The firm works with enterprises as diverse as sophisticated financial institutions and start-ups, global public corporations and middle-market companies as well as family offices, not-for-profit organizations, and entrepreneurial ventures across a variety of industries.

EisnerAmper is one of the largest accounting firms in the nation with nearly 1,300 employees, including 180 partners. The firm is also one of the nation’s leading auditors of SEC registrants and maintains one of the largest public company practices of any independent firm, providing audit, tax, internal audit, pension audit, human capital consulting and a variety of other services to more than 200 public companies.


In liquidating chapter 11 cases and also in reorganizations, post-confirmation liquidation and litigation trusts have been common for decades. These tools assist in separating the reorganized entity from the remaining bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy litigation to be completed in a case and also provide a generally tax-efficient mechanic to handle post-confirmation matters in a liquidating chapter 11. However, frequently trust agreements and their application lead to unintended and negative results, and the fact such entities operate in a post-confirmation environment with less court oversight does not diminish the need for transparency and engaged creditor/trust beneficiary oversight. It is imperative for creditors and recurring trustees, and for investors and other stakeholders that interact on a regular basis with the chapter 11 process, to keep themselves aware of the recent legal and practical developments.

In this two-hour Live Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will help the audience understand the fundamental and complex aspects of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of Post-Confirmation Liquidation and Litigation Trusts in Bankruptcies. Speakers will also offer best practices in maximizing the benefits of post-confirmation trusts while ensuring compliance with bankruptcy and applicable non-bankruptcy law.

Key issues that will be covered in this course are:

- Post-Confirmation Liquidation & Litigation Trusts – An Overview
- Common Challenges to Litigation Trusts
- Scope and Limitations of Trust Agreements
- Trust Agreement Indemnification and Exculpation Provisions
- Tax Treatment of Liquidation and Litigation Trusts
- Trust Oversight Committees
- Selection of Trustee
- Trust Reporting
- Section 1123 Claim Preservation Requirements
- Trading of Trust Interests
- Other Key Issues and Recent Case Developments

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group 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 for an event, please visit:
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