Clay B. Roberts Receives the Kathryn R. Heidt Memorial Award from the ABA

Press Release
November 1, 2022
Miami, FL – Bilzin Sumberg is pleased to announce that Corporate & Finance attorney Clay B. Roberts has been honored with the Kathryn R. Heidt Memorial Award from the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Business Law’s Business Bankruptcy Committee. The Heidt Award is a lasting tribute to Kathryn Heidt, who at the time of her death, was the chair of the Business Bankruptcy Committee. The Award is the highest honor awarded by the committee and is intended to recognize the importance of bankruptcy education and scholarship to the ABA Business Bankruptcy Committee and the bankruptcy profession.

Clay has played a significant role in the Business Bankruptcy Committee, having held a leadership position for nearly eight years. Clay is currently serving as co-chair of the Secured Creditors Subcommittee where he has produced presentations for panels on emerging business restructuring issues. For this year’s National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ), Clay produced a panel on venue issues in a Chapter 11 restructuring, with a focus on make-whole provisions in loans and third party releases in a plan of reorganization. 

Clay focuses his practice on the representation of clients on corporate restructurings, investment entity structuring, and mergers and acquisitions. He also advises borrowers, issuers, lenders, private equity funds, and private investment funds in the negotiation of complex financings, including capital market transactions, mezzanine loans, and note issuances. Clay has substantial experience advising clients on bankruptcy reorganizations and litigating insolvency-related disputes. He has served as counsel to numerous debtors, creditor committees, investors, bondholders, and purchasers of assets in complex Chapter 11 cases.

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