As part of Bracewell’s Financial Restructuring Group, Logan Kotler has learned that bet-the-company corporate restructuring and bankruptcy litigation proceedings for national and international corporations requires the confluence of both technical and soft skillsets — knowledge, research and persuasive writing, supplemented by a commitment to client service, active listening and problem solving. Long before he passed the Bar, Logan spent some time in a bar of a different variety, working as a bartender. Listening to people share their viewpoints on just about any topic under the sun helped Logan develop an ability to understand where people are coming from and what matters most to them so he could provide top-notch service — not unlike his experience working in the mediation unit at the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. When he is not in the courtroom, drafting motions or preparing for negotiations, Logan enjoys watching LeBron James chase NBA championships and is an avid international traveler, searching out new adventures, exotic cultures and unique local cuisine. With an Italian adventure not unlike Dev’s in “Master of None” recently in the books, on his vacation wish list remains taking his bartending skills abroad — a la Tom Cruise in Cocktail — to serve up his signature Tokyo Iced Tea and be a listening ear for folks around the world.
Posted on: February 27, 2018
The Circuit Courts of Appeal have split on whether a prepetition transfer made by a debtor is avoidable if the transfer was made through a financial intermediary that was a mere conduit. Today, the Supreme Court unanimously resolved the split by deciding that transfers through “mere conduits”...
Posted on: January 9, 2018
In a previous article, The Eagle and the Bear: Russian Proceedings Recognized Under Chapter 15, we discussed In re Poymanov, in which the Bankruptcy Court (SDNY) recognized a Russian foreign proceeding under chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code even though the debtor had only nominal assets in the...
Posted on: August 4, 2017
On July 31, 2017, the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York recognized a Russian insolvency proceeding as a foreign main proceeding under chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code (“Code”), concluding that (i) a retainer deposited with the debtor’s attorneys in the U.S. was...