Leonard P. Goldberger Presents Before the China-U.S. Business Alliance
VALLEY FORGE, PA, November 19, 2015 – Leonard P. Goldberger, a Shareholder of Stevens & Lee, presented to members of the China-U.S. Business Alliance on November 5, 2015, in New York City. The China-U.S. Business Alliance is a group of senior professional advisors working with China and or with Chinese clients who meet regularly in New York City to exchange information and ideas about the business, economic and political environment in China, and to share their own business experiences in working on China-related matters.
Mr. Goldberger presented “The Growing Trend of Chinese Investments in Financially Distressed U.S. Businesses and Assets Explained in Three and a Half Stories,” a discussion of the growing trend of Chinese investors who acquire U.S. businesses and assets out of bankruptcy. The presentation focused on examples from recent bankruptcy cases in Delaware where Chinese investors were successful in overcoming competition and acquiring desirable businesses that were being sold to create liquidity.
Mr. Goldberger has nearly 40 years of experience in business bankruptcy law. He represents insurers in asbestos, mass tort and environmental bankruptcy cases and works with foreign and domestic investor clients in the acquisition and financing of financially distressed businesses. Among his notable clients are Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, ACE Group, Chartis Insurance, American International Group and Travelers.
A former Vice President, Director and Executive Committee member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, Mr. Goldberger has also been Chair of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Insurance Coverage Subcommittee on Insolvency and is a member of the ABA’s Litigation Section and its Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section. Mr. Goldberger is also a member of INSOL International. He is an INSOL International Global Insolvency Fellow.
Mr. Goldberger lectures and writes extensively on bankruptcy law and China-related topics and has served as a contributing editor on the editorial boards of the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal and INSOL World. He has lectured on Chinese acquisitions of distressed U.S. businesses and assets at Peking University School of Law, Tsinghua University School of Law/Temple University School of Law, Central University of Finance and Economics Law School and KoGuan Law School LLM Program at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. For the last 10 years, Mr. Goldberger has given programs on insurance and policyholder bankruptcies at the Insurance Society of Philadelphia.
As published in Philadelphia magazine, Mr. Goldberger has been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer from 2005 through 2015 by being selected by his peers as among the top 5 percent of lawyers in the Commonwealth. He received a J.D. from Villanova University School of Law and a B.A., summa cum laude, from Temple University.