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Mike Bergthold Presented at CBF’s Insolvency Conference


Mike Bergthold was a panelist at the California Bankruptcy Forum’s 36th Annual Insolvency Conference presenting “Beware the Undertow: Creating a Chapter 11 Plan that Breaks Through the Surfline.” Bergthold joined the Hon. Martin Barash, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California; Julian Gurule, Partner at O’Melveny & Myers LLP; and, Annie Y. Stoops, Associate at […]

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Stapleton Group Opens Austin Office, Promotes Betsy Landoll


Stapleton Group is pleased to announce the opening of its eighth office, in Austin, TX, and that Betsy Landoll has been promoted to Director. “Given the volume of engagements we have in Texas, the time is right to open an office in the state,” said David Stapleton, president. “As an Austin native with deep skills […]

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Mike Bergthold Presented on Intellectual Property in Bankruptcy


Mike Bergthold joined Stephen Robertson of Metis Partners to present “Understanding and Maximizing the Value of Intellectual Property in Bankruptcy” on the San Diego Bankruptcy Forum’s webinar. The value of intellectual property is not always obvious and is rarely captured in a company’s financial statements. The panelists discussed the ins-and-outs of valuing intellectual property in bankruptcy, […]

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Jake Diiorio & Cooper Plyler Presented at Loyola X Symposium


Cooper Plyler and Jake DiIorio were panelists at the annual Loyola X Symposium in Long Beach, CA. Cooper joined Mike Brumbaugh of MBI Consulting, Laura Lutz of Lubin Olson Niewiadomski LLP, and moderator Richardson “Red” Griswold of Griswold Law to present “Surf’s Up! First Day Issues.” Jake joined Michael G. Kasolas of Michael Kasolas & Co., Jarrett Osborne-Revis of Buchalter, […]

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David Stapleton Presented at TMA’s Cross-Border Conference


David Stapleton was a panelist at the TMA Northwest’s 2023 Cross-Border Conference, presenting “Fraud and Insolvency: Untangling Fraud in Bankruptcy.” The diverse panel of restructuring experts addressed situations where they uncovered fraud at insolvent companies and  how they handled the matters.  

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David Stapleton Presented at California Receivers Forum


David Stapleton was a panelist at the California Receivers Forum‘s 2023 Education Series, presenting “Playing the End Game: Receivers in Post-Judgment Enforcement.” David and the other panelists discussed situations where a judgment creditor’s best chance to collect on the judgment requires expertise to capture and monetize assets that are not as readily valued and available […]

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Kenton Johnson Received NAFER’s President’s Award


We are proud to announce that NAFER bestowed its President’s Award to Kenton Johnson at its 2023 Annual Conference. The President’s Award is not presented annually. Instead, it’s reserved for individuals who have demonstrated unwavering dedication and outstanding service to NAFER over an extended period, selflessly contributing without seeking recognition. In recognizing Kenton, NAFER characterized […]

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TMA Journal of Corporate Renewal


Sudden Death Averted for Pandemic Victim July/Aug 2023 Lenders, turnaround professionals, and their counsel faced unparalleled  challenges with the sudden onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. When a 65-year old manufacturer / wholesaler of screen print, embroidery, and pad print goods for national parks, zoos, ski resorts, gift shops, and cruise lines quickly became […]

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Stapleton Named Assignee of Romeo Power


Romeo Power, a battery-maker purchased by electric-truck maker Nikola (Nasdaq:NKLA) in October 2022, was transferred to assignee SG Service, an affiliate of Stapleton Group, Inc. in an Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors. According to the Wall Street Journal, Nikola purchased Romeo Power in October 2022 to reduce bottlenecks in electric truck production. Struggling from […]

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Mike Bergthold Presented at San Diego Bankruptcy Forum


Mike Bergthold and Gary Rudolph, Esq. of Sullivan Hill presented the webinar “Subchapter V Updates and the abc’s of ABCs” to San Diego Bankruptcy Forum members and guests. The presentation featured an update on recent issues in Subchapter V cases and a refresher on Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors.

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