Mason Investment Club Presents: Creating Value Through Corporate Restructuring!

Mason Investment Club (non-members are also welcome!)

Thursday, December 15, 2011
SUB 1 Room 3B
5pm – 6pm

Why study such an arcane subject as the corporate bankruptcy process?  The notion of investing in a bankrupt enterprise not only sounds counterintuitive, but downright reckless.  However, as Baron Rothschild once stated, “The time to buy is when there is blood in the streets.”  The Ch. 11 reorganization process can simply be thought of as a second chance for companies with too much leverage; it does not necessarily portend going out of business.  In fact, because of bankruptcy, otherwise problematic businesses can be transformed into superb businesses by materially cutting a burdensome debt load, renegotiating unprofitable contracts, settling onerous lawsuits, etc.  With that in mind, companies in financial distress can offer tremendous rewards for those who possess the requisite skills, judgment, and specialized expertise.

  • FREE and open to all business majors
  • Guest speaker will be bankruptcy lawyer Craig Young*
  • Light refreshments will be provided
  • Please RSVP with Adam Parrington at

*Craig B. Young is Of Counsel with Kutak Rock LLP, a large national law firm with 16 offices across the United States.  He has offices in Washington and Richmond.  For almost 30 years, his practice has centered on creditors’ rights, bankruptcy law and commercial litigation.

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About Mary Byerley

Mary Byerley works for the School of Management in the Office of Academic and Career Services. She has been with George Mason University for 15 years.

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