Kathy Bazoian Phelps
Senior Counsel in Ponzi Scheme Litigation
and Bankruptcy Matters

Kathy is a senior business trial attorney with more than 25 years experience prosecuting and defending claims for clients involved in Ponzi scheme matters and in bankruptcy proceedings. Kathy’s practice includes recovering assets for clients in complex fraud cases on under standard fee and alternative fee arrangements. Kathy also serves as a mediator in bankruptcy matters, in complex business disputes, and in matters requiring an expert on fraud or Ponzi schemes.

Kathy’s Clients in Ponzi Scheme Cases and Bankruptcy Matters
Equity Receivers
Bankruptcy Trustees
High Net Worth Investors
Debtors in Bankruptcy
Secured and Unsecured Creditors

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Federal Equity Receivers Gathered at NAFER Annual Conference

Posted by Kathy Bazoian Phelps
The inaugural conference of the National Association of Federal Equity Receivers just concluded in Fort Worth, Texas and was a fantastic gathering of close to 60 federal equity receivers and other professionals. The caliber of educational programs and professionals in attendance was exceptional. I particularly enjoyed meeting many of the receivers whose cases are cited in The Ponzi Book: A Legal Resource for Unraveling Ponzi Schemes. The panels included discussions on the pros and cons of bankruptcy versus receivership, parallel civil insolvency proceedings and forfeiture proceedings, tax issues arising in receiverships, recovery of assets overseas, and first day issues in a receivership. 
I spoke on two panels which drew a lot of audience participation and discussion of different experiences and methodologies used by different receivers:

     Bankruptcy vs. Receivership: Different Strokes for Different Folks
     
     Forfeited Assets: Yours, Mine or Ours:  Competition in Parallel Civil and Criminal Proceedings

NAFER has attracted the attention of the players in this field and will be a great organization going forward for educational content for federal equity receivers and a forum for networking and sharing ideas of what does and doesn’t work in these types of receivership cases.  The NAFER website is www.naferforum.org if you want to learn more about the organization.

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