Tax Consideration for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Proceeding | Best Practices for Corporate Executives

When restructuring, corporate executives often take the approach of cutting costs across the company instead of identifying corporate strengths. Even when executives do restructure in a smart way, often important tax implications are overlooked.

If there are two enduring certainties for companies, they are restructuring and taxes. And although reorganizations and restructurings are a fact of corporate life, the tax implications of those decisions are often ignored or rendered an afterthought. And that can be a costly mistake.

Most structural changes will have tax implications. Thoughtful planning, however, can help corporate leaders convert tax liabilities into enhanced assets and reorganization returns.

In this webinar, ShareVault invited Christopher Howe and Brian Pedersen of Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, and William A. Curran of Davis Polk, to delve into the tax implications for corporate restructurings and spinouts.

During the webinar the panel of experts addressed:

  • How Chapter 11 bankruptcy affects tax attribute (e.g., NOL, NUBIL) availability post-emergence 

  • The priority tax claims have in bankruptcy proceedings

  • How the bankruptcy proceedings can be used to negotiate tax claims; specifically in the state and local jurisdictions

  • Latest trends and structures in the marketplace

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WEBINAR Speakers:


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Melissa Buich - Moderator

Director | Alvarez & Marsal Taxand

Melissa is a Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s Global Transaction Tax practice in Chicago - part of A&M's Global Private Equity and Restructuring Services Group. She focuses on providing M&A tax services in buy-side advisory, divestiture services, tax structuring and post-transaction services to middle market and large cap private equity firms as well as to other financial intermediaries. Learn more.

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Christopher Howe

Managing Director | Alvarez & Marsal Taxand

Christopher Howe is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, LLC in New York. Mr. Howe has over 20 years of experience and focuses on restructuring tax matters and mergers and acquisitions transactions. Learn more.

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William Curran

Partner, Tax | Davis Polk

William advises on federal income tax aspects of domestic and cross-border M&A deals and global financings and restructurings. Public and private clients turn to Bill for guidance on the federal income tax aspects of domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and spinoffs. He also advises on financings and restructurings that span the globe. Learn more.

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Brian D. Pedersen

Managing Director | Alvarez & Marsal Taxand

Brian D. Pedersen is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, LLC in Houston. He leads the firm’s State Income Tax Competency team and is also a member of the core bankruptcy and troubled companies team. Mr. Pedersen brings more than 30 years of experience in advising on multi-state income tax, sales and use tax, and property tax matters. Learn more.