Alternatives to Bankruptcy for Companies Facing Insolvency During COVID-19
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The current Covid-19 crisis has tested the financial solvency of many companies.   Chapter 11 bankruptcy may be the last resort (or next to last resort) for an orderly reorganization of a company’s debt before an outright liquidation in Chapter 7.  Both kinds of filings are expensive and procedure-bound. Bankruptcy attorneys,…Read More

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Balancing Fear & Hope: Financial Forecasting in Uncertain Times
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Today’s COVID-19 pandemic and its associated job losses are only some of the worrisome issues facing us in 2020. Other current societal challenges include racial injustice, health care system inadequacies and the ever-present effects of climate change. The impact of all of these occurring simultaneously only add to the uncertainties…Read More

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How the Audit Committee Chair Helps a Company and Its Board Navigate Through A Crisis Such As COVID-19
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In my almost 40 years of working as a management and financial executive and serving as an Audit Committee Chair to public companies, I thought I had seen every crisis in the playbook:  multiple economic downturns, the 1989 earthquake and its impact on the Bay Area, Y2K, 9/11, and the…Read More

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A Roadmap to Outsourcing C-Suite Talent: When and Why?
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Founders of startups (specifically companies already generating revenue) face a challenging set of priorities. They must focus on setting the right strategy while leading multiple functions (Finance, HR, Legal) as they grow their companies.   They don’t yet have the scale to hire a fulltime, C-Suite executive team but they still…Read More

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