Tal’s early career was comprised largely of high profile complex corporate reorganizations, including Apex Oil Company and related entities (unsecured creditors committee representation) and Interco (debt holder representation), as well as substantial work for banks recovering bad debt.
Tal also represented several businesses in substantial sales of assets under relevant provisions of the Bankruptcy Code, including a bottling plant for over $30 million dollars, a boat manufacturer for several million dollars, and an apparel manufacturer. He also worked on the formulation and drafting of complex reorganization plans for those companies.
Prior to his joining Affinity, Tal collaborated with Bob Guest and Brad Crandall in representing an importer of goods in forming a new company and buying its assets, “free and clear” of liabilities (including alleged dumping liabilities), over the objection of the Department of Justice in a first-of-its-kind case (due to the debtor being an importer tagged with a dumping liability).
Tal has represented numerous companies in non-bankruptcy reorganizations and financial restructuring, including a local hospital, two unaffiliated cable companies, a retailer, a substantial publisher and small businesses.
Tal graduated from Princeton University in 1982 with a politics degree and from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1985. Tal is a member of the Missouri Bar and Illinois State Bar Association. Tal has served on and chaired various non-profit boards and currently volunteers at Lift for Life Academy.
|IL||Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice||1986||06/05/2021|
|MO||Good Standing, Active||1985||08/11/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Recognized||Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Recognized||Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers magazine||2006|
|Recognized||Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers magazine||2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bankruptcy Institute||Member||N/A|
|Turnaround Management Association||Member||N/A|
|Aspatore Books||“Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring Legal Strategies,” Inside the Minds: Chapter 11 Bankruptcy and Restructuring Strategies||2008|
|Missouri Bar Association||Replevin: Program on Creditors’- Debtors’ Remedies||1997|
|Missouri Bar Bankruptcy Guide||Avoiding Powers||1996|
|Law Education Institute, Inc. Publications||Post-Confirmation Issues||1995|
|Vanderbilt University Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||1985|
|Annual Missouri Bar Bankruptcy Institute||Asset Acquisitions in Bankruptcy Court||1996|
|University of Missouri-Columbia||Federal Practice and Procedure||1995|
|Annual Missouri Bar Bankruptcy Institute||New Developments and the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1994||1994|
|Substantial Reduction of Construction Company's Debt Through Chapter 11 Bankruptcy|
|Stopped Foreclosure and Sold Real Estate at Fair Market Price in Chapter 11|
|Preservation of Equity in Residential Housing Units Through Chapter 11 Filing and Settlement|