The American College of Bankruptcy would like to acknowledge and thank the following firms for their commitment of $750 for 2020:
Howard J. Weg, the founder of HJW Advisor, specializes in structuring and restructuring the financing, capital structure and operations of businesses and nonprofit organizations and their transactions. His clients include private family and equity funds, private and public troubled companies, creditors, investors, buyers and sellers of assets and claims, committees, guarantors, counterparties, credit enhancers, parties seeking to mediate disputes, and others. HJW Advisor handles troubled debt and equity, whether secured or unsecured, public or private, as well as licensing, leasing, asset acquisition and disposition, retail and distribution, in out-of-court workouts and chapter 11 cases.
Howard has significant expertise in many industries, including entertainment, energy, real estate, franchising, food processing, quick and full-service restaurants, education, and health care, just to name a few. In addition to a trusted lawyer and advisor, Howard serves in a number of other capacities, including independent or special director, negotiator, receiver, and mediator.
Tavenner & Beran, PLC is a female owned Richmond, Virginia based boutique law firm, representing debtors, creditors, committees and trustees in all aspects of commercial bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. The two founding members have combined bankruptcy experience of over fifty-five years and are former law clerks to the retired Chief Bankruptcy Judge Douglas O. Tice Jr. (ACB Class XV). Tavenner & Beran has thoughtfully constructed a team that is capable of quickly adapting to the needs of any business, no matter the size, location, or industrial sector. Its internal size is by design and the firm prides itself on partnering with its clients and other professionals to present an effective team approach to any legal issue. The firm has played significant roles in many of the large and/or complex Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases throughout Virginia. In addition, firm members have been appointed as corporate receivers, and Ms. Tavenner also has served for numerous years (and continues to serve) as a member of the panel of Chapter 7 trustees. The firm has been ranked in Chambers USA since 2016 as well as in numerous consecutive editions (including the most recent) of The Best Lawyers in America. The firm focuses on diversity and also strives to give back to its community, with both members having served in leadership capacities in almost every bankruptcy-related organization in Virginia, as well as nationally with the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE) organization.