Financial Poise™ Debuts “Defending Against Avoidance Actions," of Complex Financial Litigation for the Non-Expert Webinar Series, Airing May 11 through West LegalEdcenter

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Financial Poise™ Webinars and West LegalEdcenter are pleased to announce the May 11th, 10am CST premiere of a new webinar series “Defending Against Avoidance Actions," designed for attorneys and business owners. Moderator Erin Hollis of Marshall & Stevens joins panelists from firms including Crowe Horwath, King & Spalding, and Hays Potter & Martin to discuss the best practices for anticipating and defending against avoidance actions.

Many people do not understand the specialization that the legal industry has undergone in the past several decades. Just as one would not go to a dermatologist for lung cancer, one would not ask a tax attorney to defend a DUI. But the specialization goes even deeper: litigation over commercial disputes should be handled by someone with deep experience with such disputes; the best criminal defense attorney or divorce litigator is simply not the likely best choice because, among other reasons, issues tend to repeat themselves. This is not to say that once an attorney has done one “xyz case” she is an expert at all “xyz cases,” but the truth is that the expression “the practice of law” exists for good reason. This Financial Poise Webinar series explores four common litigation scenarios involving complex financial issues.

The fourth episode of the series, Defending Against “Avoidance Actions” (Register Here) airs on May 11 at 10am CST and features Moderator Erin Hollis of Marshall & Stevens. She is joined by Thad Wilson of King & Spalding, Michael Schwarzmann of Crowe Horwath, Beau Hays of Hays Potter & Martin and Gianluca Morello of Raymond James.

When a party files for bankruptcy (or has a bankruptcy filed against it), transactions it made with third parties are subject to “avoidance,” meaning that they can be undone for the benefit of all creditors. Common avoidance actions include preference lawsuits and fraudulent transfer lawsuits, the latter of which can be brought outside of bankruptcy as well. The reason preference law exists is to help assure that some creditors are not unfairly favored over other creditors. The reason fraudulent transfer law exists is to help prevent a debtor from transferring assets to a third party to avoid having to pay a legitimate creditor. This webinar explains the basics of this litigation, including best practices for anticipating and defending against such claims.

Each episode is delivered in Plain English understandable to business owners and executives without much background in these areas, yet is proven to be valuable to seasoned professionals. Each episode in the series brings you into engaging, sometimes humorous, conversations designed to entertain as it teaches. And, as with all Financial Poise Webinars, each episode in the series is designed to be viewed independently of the other episodes, so that participants will enhance their knowledge of this area whether they attend one, some, or all of the episodes.

ABOUT FINANCIAL POISE™:
Financial Poise™ (http://www.financialpoise.com ) provides unbiased news, continuing education, and intelligence to private business owners, executives, investors, and their trusted advisors. For more information contact Emily Goldin at egoldin(at)financialpoise(dot)com or 312-469-0135.

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