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Ryan K. Cochran, Blake D. Roth & Derek Pierce
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP/Healthcare Management Partners, LLC
Ryan K. Cochran, Partner, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP
Ryan Cochran leads Waller's Finance & Restructuring practice. In his role as Practice Group Leader, Ryan oversees strategic initiatives, including client service and case management for the firm's Finance & Restructuring practice. Ryan has substantial experience representing creditors and debtors in commercial law matters, workouts, corporate reorganizations, and bankruptcy litigation. Ryan's clients include lenders, indenture trustees, and other creditors and debtors. He has experience working on insolvency and receivership proceedings involving municipalities, healthcare facilities, utilities, real estate ventures, and other businesses.

Blake D. Roth, Partner, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP
Blake D. Roth advises indenture trustees, secured lenders, unsecured creditors, official creditors, court-appointed receivers and other banking and financial institutions in matters related to distressed debt, bankruptcy litigation and commercial litigation. His experience includes claims litigation and the prosecution of fraudulent transfer actions. Additionally, he has represented secured lenders in all aspects of chapter 7, 11, and 13 bankruptcy proceedings. Roth was an associate at Duane Morris, LLP. He graduated cum laude in 2009 from the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University and earned his B.A., magna cum laude, in 2005 from the University of Tennessee.

Derek Pierce, Managing Director, Healthcare Management Partners
Derek Pierce has over 20 years of professional experience focused solely in the healthcare industry, having served as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Restructuring Officer, Director of Reimbursement, court-appointed Examiner, Medicare auditor, Medicare cost report preparer, forensic accountant, compliance consultant, financial auditor, and financial advisor. He has audited, managed, and consulted with all types of healthcare providers including government owned, community not-for-profit, academic, and investor-owned entities. Prior to joining HMP, Derek was a Director with Alvarez & Marsal in its New York-based healthcare practice.

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Ryan K. Cochran and Blake D. Roth, of Waller Law, and Derek Pierce of Healthcare Management Partners, explain how stalking horse auctions protect lenders. Read Full Article

Asset Management
June 07, 2018 @ 07:00 AM

Receiverships provide many of the protections afforded by bankruptcy proceedings, while providing significant benefits lenders should consider. Read Full Article

May 06, 2017 @ 07:00 AM