TMA Network of Women in the News will be emailed monthly to all TMA NOW members to celebrate your accomplishments and expertise. The objective of TMA NOW in the News is to elevate the profiles of TMA NOW members so they are top of mind when members are looking for a referral for a matter, need to fill a speaking opportunity, need an article to be written, or are looking for someone to sit on a committee.
TMA NOW Member Accomplishments
The team of Fox Rothschild attorneys, that included
Brett Axelrod, Dawn Cica, and
Micaela Rustia Moore, filed a Chapter 15 for recognition of the foreign proceeding under Canada's Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act before the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Vancouver. The foreign representative sought to preserve the status quo in order to ensure the debtors would have the opportunity to restructure their businesses for the benefit of all stakeholders as contemplated under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and Canadian law. The debtors commenced the Canadian Proceeding and filed the Chapter 15 Petition based upon defaults asserted by Deutsche Bank AG related to the purchase of gold. The Canadian Court issued an initial order appointing the foreign representative, authorizing the filing of a chapter 15 petition and specifically prohibiting Deutsche Bank from exercising remedies against the debtors' assets. Due to the nature of the debtors' mining operations and the related safety, regulatory and environmental concerns, the debtors' ability to fund expenses for supplies and payroll is crucial. In turn, the debtors' cash flow is dependent on its ability to sell gold on favorable terms to its primary purchaser. Fox Rothschild assisted with obtaining provisional relief on an expedited basis and getting relief from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court the very same day the chapter 15 petition was filed. The team further assisted in obtaining other forms of relief, including a stipulated use of cash collateral with Deutsche Bank, before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court that have allowed the Debtors to continue their operations. The Fox team also assisted with the process that led to the eventual sale of the gold mines.
Hilary L. Barnes, of Allen Barnes & Jones, was selected by AZ Business Magazine as one of the Top 100 lawyers in Arizona. The Top 100 Lawyers were selected from a pool of more than 1,000 of the most talented and successful attorneys from throughout the state. Selections are based on each lawyer's professional success, impact on his or her law firm, impact on the communities she/he serves, and impact on the legal profession.
Patricia B. Fugée has recently become a partner in the Cleveland office (Toledo branch) of FisherBroyles, LLP where she practices in the areas of bankruptcy, creditors' rights, commercial litigation, and related areas. Patricia is admitted in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, New York, and New Jersey, including the federal courts. Patricia has been certified since 2009 as a Creditors' Rights Specialist by the American Board of Certification, a national organization dedicated to serving the public and improving the quality of the Bankruptcy Bar, and presently serves on its Board.
Melanie MacKenzie was promoted to Senior Director at Alvarez and Marsal Canada.
Andrea Yandreski, an accomplished turnaround and insolvency practitioner, recently joined the Recovery & Transformation Services (RTS) group of McKinsey & Company in Toronto, Canada. Her practice will focus on interim leadership, working with companies to achieve rapid, dramatic performance improvement through comprehensive transformation programs, and leading complex corporate restructurings at distressed companies in both Canada and the U.S.
Upcoming TMA NOW Events
Thursday, April 28
Robyn Pollack, of Saul Ewing LLP, and Teresa Kohl, of SSG Capital Advisors, LLC, will be leading the dialogue on "Getting A Seat at the Table - What Makes an Effective Leader." They will discuss how women can elevate their careers and boost their leadership skills by making sure their voices are heard. Participants will learn the seven traits of highly effective leaders and how to develop those traits and skills so that they can get into meetings, be effective, raise their profile, and be viewed as someone in their company that has what it takes to be a trailblazer.
Paint Networking Night with TMA NOW and TMA NextGen
Join TMA NOW and TMA NextGen members for paint night - a chance to network among peers, enjoy food and beverage, and explore your inner Picasso! We're putting a colorful twist on networking, so don't miss out on the fun.
Wednesday, May 4
TMA NOW and IWIRC Joint Event
(TMA Southern California)
Thursday, May 26, 2016
TMA NOW and TMA NextGen Whiskey Tasting Event
(TMA New Jersey)
View all upcoming TMA events
Linda Aron, EisnerAmper LLP
Jessica Bates, Dwight Funding
Jessica Berman, Togut Segal & Segal LLP
Quinn Boortz, EY
Carol Burke, Reed Smith LLP
Maria Carr, McDonald Hopkins LLC
Jessica Dawkins, Accord Financial Inc.
Johanne Franklin, WeirFoulds LLP
Nene Gianfala, Chaffe & Associates Inc
Christine Gravelle, United States Bankruptcy Court District of New Jersey
Julie Haghiri, Duff & Phelps Canada Restructuring Limited
Shari Hartstein, Bederson LLP
Kim Hughes, VCFO
Serene Lim, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited
Gai McCarthy, KPPB Law
Smaranda Mihalachi, Miller Thomson LLP
Brittany Peavy, ExpoCredit LLC
Kelly Pischzan, RPG Receivables Purchase Group Inc
Supriya Sarin, CIBC Special Loans
Devin Shanahan, Houlihan Lokey
Elizabeth Short, DWH
Terri Steinbrenner, Signature Bank
Lauren Thompson, BMO Bank of Montreal
Cari Turner, Alvarez & Marsal
Christina Zheng, EY
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About TMA Network of Women
The TMA Network of Women (TMA NOW) is an affinity group within TMA, created to foster female leadership by creating the premier business development and networking group for women in the turnaround community. TMA NOW aims to provide substantive educational programming and networking opportunities to promote career growth and help women break through the glass ceiling.
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