Atty. Nicholas Pagliari will be presenting at the 35th Annual Western District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Symposium December 9th


The Allegheny County Bar Association’s 35th Annual Western District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Symposium – the region’s largest annual Bankruptcy Law event – will be held on Friday, December 9th at the Westin Pittsburgh starting at 8:00 a.m.. The event will feature a full day of bankruptcy programming and multiple networking opportunities. The event also allows registrants to earn up to six CLE credits, selecting from nine total programs.

Attorney Nicholas Pagliari will be one of the panelists presenting the session, Continued Viability of Alternative Exit Strategies: Post-Jevic Structured Dismissals and Global Settlements. Completing the session will be counted as 1 Substantive Credit.

A brief overview of session: The Supreme Court held that structured dismissals cannot be approved over objecting creditors in violation of the absolute priority rule in Czyzewski v. Jevic Holding Corp., but five years of jurisprudence following this decision have shown that such a strategy can still be an effective tool for Chapter 11 debtors seeking to exit bankruptcy.  Panelists will discuss the holding in Jevic and its implications, review local and national cases in which debtors have successfully implemented structured dismissals and global settlements, address pros and cons for counsel to consider, and provide practical insight that will help large and small Chapter 11 debtors make informed decisions when developing their exit strategies. 


  • Eric A. Schaffer, Of Counsel, Stonecipher Law Firm
  • Kurt F. Gwynne, Partner, Reed Smith LLP
  • Nicholas R. Pagliari, Partner, MacDonald, Illig, Jones & Britton, LLP


  • Jana S. Pail, Counsel, Whiteford Taylor Preston, LLP

Link to register for the symposium: https://www.acba.org/bankruptcysymposium/ 


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