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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.

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Practice areas

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  1. Chapter 11: 50%
  2. Litigation: 25%
  3. Business: 25%

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Affinity Law Group

1610 Des Peres Rd Ste 100
Saint Louis, MO, 63131-1850

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MOGood Standing, Active198501/08/2013
ILAdministrative - Not Authorized to Practice198605/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
RecognizedMissouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine2013
RecognizedMissouri & Kansas Super Lawyers magazine2006
RecognizedMissouri & Kansas Super Lawyers magazine2005
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Missouri BarMemberN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bankruptcy InstituteMemberN/A
Turnaround Management AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Substantial Reduction of Construction Company's Debt Through Chapter 11 BankruptcyN/A
Stopped Foreclosure and Sold Real Estate at Fair Market Price in Chapter 11N/A
Preservation of Equity in Residential Housing Units Through Chapter 11 Filing and SettlementN/A
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Aspatore Books“Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring Legal Strategies,” Inside the Minds: Chapter 11 Bankruptcy and Restructuring Strategies2008
Missouri Bar AssociationReplevin: Program on Creditors’- Debtors’ Remedies1997
Missouri Bar Bankruptcy GuideAvoiding Powers1996
Law Education Institute, Inc. PublicationsPost-Confirmation Issues1995
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Vanderbilt University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Princeton UniversityN/AA.B.1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual Missouri Bar Bankruptcy InstituteAsset Acquisitions in Bankruptcy Court1996
University of Missouri-ColumbiaFederal Practice and Procedure1995
Annual Missouri Bar Bankruptcy InstituteNew Developments and the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 19941994