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Michelle M. Harner

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Debtors Beware: The Expanding Universe Of Non-Assumable/Non-Assignable Contracts In Bankruptcy, Michelle Harner, Carl Black, Eric Goodman Jul 2011

Debtors Beware: The Expanding Universe Of Non-Assumable/Non-Assignable Contracts In Bankruptcy, Michelle Harner, Carl Black, Eric Goodman

Michelle M. Harner

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Behind Closed Doors: The Influence Of Creditors In Business Reorganizations, Michelle M. Harner, Jamie Marincic Jan 2011

Behind Closed Doors: The Influence Of Creditors In Business Reorganizations, Michelle M. Harner, Jamie Marincic

Michelle M. Harner

General corporate law delegates the power to manage a corporation to the board of directors. The board in turn acts as a fiduciary and generally owes its duties to the corporation and its shareholders. Many courts and commentators summarize the board’s primary objective as maximizing shareholder wealth. Accordingly, one would expect a board’s conduct to be governed largely by the interests of the corporation and its shareholders. Yet, anecdotal and increasing empirical evidence suggest that large creditors wield significant influence over their corporate debtors. Although this influence is most apparent as the corporation approaches insolvency, the strength of the creditors’ …