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He also objected to a .2 million claim of a former employee alleging racial discrimination and obtained a settlement that did not involve Estate funds.
– Provided general counsel services to Chapter 7 Trustee through the wind-down of a cellular tower construction company and collected several hundred thousand dollars for the Estate after pursuing claims against a dozen global telecommunication companies.
His past cases have involved businesses in the hospitality, entertainment, healthcare, construction, agriculture, telecommunications and technology industries. Hughes’ current practice focuses on representing bankruptcy trustees and creditors in a wide range of bankruptcy and commercial litigation matters, including objections to claims, assumption or rejection of executory contracts and leases, objections to exemptions, denials of discharge, objections to the dischargeability of debts, lien priority disputes and relief from the automatic stay.
He also provided litigation and non-litigation services to Chapter 7 Trustee through the wind-down of the company’s successor-in-interest in another bankruptcy case, – Represented Chapter 7 Trustee in the case of a Ponzi scheme perpetrator who was convicted and sentenced to approximately 15 years. Hughes pursued and collected millions of dollars in fraudulent transfers paid to investors of the Ponzi scheme.
He provided general counsel services related to the sale of significant assets including real properties and the rights to a movie made in New Zealand.
To test the broker-leakage hypothesis, researchers assembled a set of fund liquidations – think Long Term Capital Management – of which there were 485 between 19, involving an average 7 million in sales across 23 stocks.
Then they determined which brokers took part in the fire sales and, further, who those brokers’ best clients were at the time.
One is that funds tend to move in herds and respond to the same external stimuli – a downgrade, an industry-wide headwind, etc.