"Commercial and Tribal Gaming – Recent Trends in Restructurings"

TIME: 1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern (10:00 – 11:00 am Pacific)
DATE: Wednesday, October 28, 2015


This webinar will encompass recent trends driving gaming restructurings including the expansion of regional gaming and its impact on key markets. The panel of experts will discuss future challenges facing commercial and tribal operators as more states expand gaming to increase tax revenue. Examples of recent tribal restructurings will be covered with attention to unique issues. Key inter-creditor issues specific to gaming will be examined, highlighting their significance as gaming restructurings increasingly involve liquidations. As the program draws to a close, the presenters will answer questions and accept comments from participants.


James Gabb, CIRA
Director | BRG Capstone
James Gabb specializes in providing turnaround and crisis management, merger and acquisition services, and financial restructuring advisory to companies, creditors, and equity investors. He leads workouts, capital raises, and industry–shaping transactions by finding creative methods to execute operational turnarounds, optimize recovery, and improve returns on stressed and high–growth investments. Mr. Gabb's recent roles have focused on the gaming and leisure travel industries; he has advised lenders on several large, multinational gaming matters with hotel operations.
Edwin N. Ordway, Jr., CIRA
Managing Director | Restructuring; BRG Capstone
Ed Ordway specializes in providing financial restructuring advisory and investigative services to companies, creditors, equity holders, and third-party purchasers in the workout and financial communities. Mr. Ordway has also served as a court–appointed examiner and a trustee, and has provided expert testimony concerning bankruptcy matters.
Duncan Pickett
Managing Director | BRG Capstone
Duncan Pickett specializes in providing financial restructuring advisory and crisis management services. He has advised constituencies including lenders in various turnaround situations, and has acted as financial advisor to companies in troubled situations or bankruptcy. Mr. Pickett's turnaround advisory assignments have included strategic planning, cash–flow forecasting and cash management, business plan preparation and analysis, facility rationalization, and going–concern and liquidation valuation analyses.
Christine L. Swanick
Partner | Finance and Bankruptcy Practice Group; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Ms. Swanick concentrates her practice in the area of commercial financing and other credit transactions, including commercial loans, letter of credit facilities, syndicated credit facilities and note and bond financings, especially in the area of tribal-related financing projects. Additionally, Ms. Swanick advises on restructuring of tribal debt. She also represents tribes and entities doing business with tribes in contractual, gaming, regulatory and economic development matters. Her work puts her in regular contact with federal decision-makers, including attorneys at the National Indian Gaming Commission.
Date/Time Wednesday, October 28th, 2015—1:00-2:00 pm Eastern (10:00-11:00 am Pacific)
Price $65
Group rate is available with advance registration of five or more participants from the same firm–contact Elysia Harland at (541) 858-1665 before 2:00 pm PT on the day prior to the webinar.
CPE Credit 1 Credit; Field of study—Accounting
Program Level Basic—Most beneficial to CPAs and other financial advisors new to a skill or attribute, including individuals at staff or entry level in an organization as well as seasoned professionals who desire increased knowledge in the subject matter.
Prerequisites None
Advance Prep None
Format The program will be delivered as a group-live internet-based session ("webinar").
Additional Info Online registration and payment of fee must be completed in advance. Registrants will receive confirmation email with instructions and call in information to login for the program. Presenters' PowerPoint slides for reference during and after the presentation will also be provided via email.

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Refunds and cancellations

Refunds and Cancellations Policy—webinar: Cancellations made 3 or more days prior to a webinar are eligible for a refund, minus a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given less than 3 days prior to a webinar; however, you may transfer your registration to another webinar within 1 year of the original webinar without penalty. Please call (541) 858-1665 to schedule a makeup webinar.

Questions and complaint resolution

For assistance or questions regarding refund, complaint and/or program cancellation policies, please contact our offices at 541.858.1665. For resolution of any complaint participants may contact Grant Newton, Executive Director, at the above number or by email to gnewton@aira.org

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