Marks Paneth & Shron Litigation Group Director Publishes Article on Challenges and Opportunities Presented by Fresh-Start Reporting

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 19, 2009) - John Bonora CPA/ABV, CFE, director in Marks Paneth & Shron's Litigation and Corporate Financial Advisory Services Group, has published an article in the July/August 2009 issue of ABI Journal that details the requirements for Fresh-start Reporting and the intricacies of the reporting process.

The prolonged economic downturn has brought about a surge in bankruptcies. While bankruptcy is a significant challenge in the life of any business, it also represents an opportunity to take a structured path toward improved financial health and to emerge as a sound organization going forward. Fresh-start reporting allows a company that meets the criteria to effectively clear its books and establish itself as a new entity with a clean balance sheet.

In the article, Mr. Bonora describes:

  • The central role of fair-value accounting in arriving at a fresh-start valuation.
  • The many closely timed steps required to establish fair value for the emerging entity.

The full text of the article can be found at:

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