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  • Gregory Hays
    Gregory Hays
    Hays Financial Consulting, LLC | Atlanta, GA

    Mr. Hays is a court appointed fiduciary and forensic accountant that specializes in recovering funds from insolvent companies and investment offerings. He is routinely appointed by federal and state courts as a receiver or bankruptcy trustee to manage businesses in order to maximize recovery for creditors. He has been appointed as a fiduciary by courts in seven states.

    Mr. Hays is a recognized expert in Ponzi schemes and receiverships and has been quoted in many articles in national publications. The TV show American Greed featured a story on the Al Parish Ponzi scheme where he served as receiver. Other cases in which he has served as a fiduciary have been the subject of TV broadcasts including CNN’s Anderson Cooper, CBS Evening News, and local news programs.

    He has spoken on bankruptcy, receiver and fraud issues at conferences sponsored by the ABI, ACFE, AIRA, IAAR, INSOL, NABT, NACM, NAFER, NCBJ, TMA and other professional organizations.

    Mr. Hays has thirty-five years of financial experience including twenty-five years managing bankruptcy and receivership cases and investigating fraudulent activity. He manages a firm of corporate financial consultants that specializes in turnarounds, workouts, asset recovery, forensic accounting, litigation support, and interim management. He is a Certified Turnaround Professional (“CTP”) and a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (“CIRA”) and serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors. He is also a Past President of the National Association of Federal Equity Receivers (“NAFER”).

  • Henry Sewell
    Henry Sewell
    Law Offices of Henry F. Sewell, Jr. LLC | Atlanta, GA

    Henry Sewell focuses his practice in the areas of bankruptcy and restructuring while also maintaining a general commercial litigation practice.
    With respect to bankruptcy and restructuring, Mr. Sewell has extensive experience representing debtors, creditors, creditors’ committees, trustees and examiners in complex Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Cases and in pre-bankruptcy workouts. Mr. Sewell has also represented financial institutions and secured creditors in state court enforcement actions, including actions to appoint receivers for commercial real estate and foreclosure actions. Mr. Sewell also regularly represents court appointed fiduciaries in SEC and CFTC enforcement actions.
    In addition to his bankruptcy practice, Mr. Sewell has extensive experience handling commercial litigation matters, including trials, arbitrations and appeals in a wide variety of complex matters. Most recently, Mr. Sewell has handled complex and difficult disputes regarding real estate, breach of contract, business torts, and corporate governance.
    Mr. Sewell has particular experience litigating disputes regarding governance and control of limited liability companies; disputes regarding title and claims to real estate; and extraordinary remedies including temporary restraining orders, preliminary and permanent injunctions and declaratory relief.
    Mr. Sewell has been recognized by Chambers USA as one of Georgia’s leading lawyers for bankruptcy and restructuring and has been named a Georgia Super Lawyer since 2010 by Atlanta Magazine.

  • John Campo
    John Campo
    Akerman LLP | New York, NY

    John Campo is a veteran bankruptcy practitioner with a focus on Chapter 11 and large, complex Chapter 7 proceedings, as well as out-of-court workouts. With extensive experience in both the litigation, and the corporate and transactional sides of bankruptcy matters, John represents debtors, trustees, creditors, equity holders, and asset purchasers.
    John has served as either the operating Chapter 11 trustee or attorney for the trustee in cases in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, including representing the Chapter 11 trustee in In re: Maywood Capital Corp. et al., a multidebtor proceeding involving a $200 million real estate Ponzi scheme. He has served as the lead lawyer in numerous reported circuit court, district court, and bankruptcy court decisions.
    John’s experience includes many high profile cases covered in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The American Lawyer. He has been quoted extensively, and has appeared on CNBC’s “American Greed.”

  • Melissa Davis
    Melissa Davis
    Kapila Mukamal | Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    Ms. Davis concentrates on providing bankruptcy, litigation and forensic investigation services to debtors, creditors, receivers, assignees, bankruptcy trustees, examiners and liquidating trusts. Her practice also includes forensic accounting, fraud investigations, litigation support and family law matters.
    Ms. Davis has served as a financial advisor to fiduciaries operating distressed companies in a variety of industries including mobile fueling, health insurance, real estate, hospitality, assisted living facilities/nursing homes, metal extrusion, stevedoring and waste management. Her experience includes distressed business operations, management, preservation of collateral and asset divestiture services.
    Ms. Davis has investigated fraudulent and preferential transfers, prepared defense, solvency and liquidation analyses. She has worked on asset tracing, tracing of commingled funds, provided litigation support and damage calculations services, including forensic and securities fraud investigations and corporate business conduct analysis. Ms. Davis has extensive experience in Ponzi-scheme investigations and commingled funds tracing analysis. Her forensic and fraud investigations have involved working in conjunction with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and various United States Attorneys’ offices.
    Ms. Davis has testified in court and depositions and served as a Liquidating Trustee and court appointed Assignee for the Benefit of Creditors.


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Jun 10 2021


2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Receivers’ Huddle: Look Out for Number One, But Don’t Step in Number Two

Look Out for Number One, But Don’t Step in Number Two
Thursday, June 10 | 2:00 – 3:15 PM ET

2:00 – 2:45 PM ET | ZOOM WEBINAR

Every receiver or other estate fiduciary can benefit from suggestions for avoiding liability and protecting yourself. This panel of experts is ready to share their best war stories, tips and tricks to help you avoid finding yourself in a messy situation.

The presentation portion of this event will be hosted via ZOOM WEBINAR. Your personalized link will be included in the confirmation email.

2:45 – 3:15 PM ET | ZOOM MEETING

Our panelists’ stories are sure to inspire a lot of questions and dig up the memories of our attendees’ own war stories. You will definitely want to join in The Huddle and participate in the lively conversation sure to follow.

The Huddle will be hosted via ZOOM MEETING immediately following the presentation. Your personalized link will be included in the confirmation email.

Registration is FREE for all members and first-time guests.