Fordham Law

Bankruptcy Valuation, Hedge Fund Participation, & Modern Trends in Litigation

The bankruptcy process is now driven by sophisticated financial actors such as hedge funds and private equity funds. Understanding their investment perspective and the tools they use is a vital part of being a successful advocate. This course will provide an introduction to the valuation methodologies that are used in bankruptcy litigation and how these methods power litigation in the courts. Thus, the first half of the class will be dedicated to mastering the basics of valuation and debt investment. In addition, we will examine how bankruptcy courts evaluate, hard-to-value assets, and real estate when valuing a debtor. We will also study some of the consequences of hedge fund participation, such as fiduciary obligations and intercreditor conflicts.
Credits: 2

Type: LEC