Eight TMA members were among 39
bankruptcy and insolvency professionals
inducted into the American College
of Bankruptcy during a ceremony in
Washington, D.C., on March 15. The
honorary professional and educational
association of bankruptcy and
insolvency professionals recognizes
achievement reflecting the highest
standards of professionalism.
TMA members inducted as Fellows
in the college were:
•;Paul Basta, a partner in the
Restructuring Group of Kirkland
& Ellis LLP in New York.
•;Phillip W. Bohl, principal with Gray
Plant Mooty Mooty & Bennett. P.A.
in the firm’s Minneapolis office.
•;E. Franklin Childress Jr., a
shareholder with Baker, Donelson,
Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
in the firm’s Memphis, Tenn., office.
•;Vincent E. Lazar, a partner with
Jenner & Block in Chicago
and co-chair of the firm’s
Bankruptcy Litigation Practice.
•;John J. Rapisardi, a partner
with Cadwalader, Wickershame
& Taft LLP in New York and
co-chair of the firm’s Financial
•;David L. Resnick, president of
Third Avenue Management
LLC in New York.
•;Stephen W. Rosenblatt, an attorney
with Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens
& Cannada PLLC in the firm’s
Greater Jackson office in Mississippi.
•;Deborah Lee Thorne of
Barnes & Thornburg LLP, a
partner in the firm’s Chicago
office’s Finance, Insolvency &
At the conclusion of the induction
ceremony at the Smithsonian Donald
W. Reynolds Center for American Art
and Portraiture, the American College
of Bankruptcy had a total of 821 Fellows,
each of whom was selected by a Board of
Regents from among recommendations
of the Circuit Admissions Council
in each federal judicial circuit.
Sanjeev Narayan has joined Ally
Commercial Finance as a managing
director in the Healthcare Capital
Group. He supports private equity
sponsors in the middle market with both
cash-flow and asset-based lending.
Narayan has more than 16 years of
experience in corporate finance,
M&A, and leverage finance, and has
focused in the healthcare industry for
the past nine years. He most recently
served as vice president, Healthcare
Finance Group, at Fifth Third Bank.
experience and an extensive background
in factoring and trade finance.
Committee for the U.S. Bankruptcy
Court, District of Minnesota. The
committee recommends needed
changes to the local rules and serves
as a liaison between the court and the
bankruptcy community, providing input
from the bar and the community at
large for improving the administration
of bankruptcy cases and proceedings.
Weil is a member of Moss & Barnett’s
creditors’ remedies and
bankruptcy practice area and is
certified in both business and
consumer bankruptcy law by The
American Board of Certification.
He has more than 30 years of
experience in debtor/creditor
law, including bankruptcy,
finance, and creditors’ rights. J
Sheila T. Smith, a principal with
Deloitte Financial Advisory Services
LLP (Deloitte FAS), has been named
restructuring services leader for the
Americas region. She is currently the
co-leader of Deloitte FAS’ Corporate
Restructuring Group in
the U.S., a role she will
continue in addition to her
Robert Schnitzer has joined
North Mill Capital LLC as a
senior vice president and business
development officer. He has more
than 30 years of asset-based lending
Cass S. Weil of Moss &
Barnett in Minneapolis
was recently appointed
to a three-year term on
the Bankruptcy Practice