Ethan Minkin

Ethan Minkin is a seasoned attorney and has counseled clients on a wide variety of matters. His expertise includes complex transactions, healthcare regulatory matters, corporate bankruptcies and complex litigation. Ethan has handled hundreds of closings, from mergers and acquisitions to finance deals and securitizations. He has also litigated hundreds of matters in his career, having been involved in many high profile cases. Ethan has also counseled clients for cannabis related matters, including acquisitions, litigation and regulatory advice. He is currently assisting clients with cannabis regulatory issues.

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Expert Witnesses 101

As most litigators would tell a client, choosing the right expert in litigation can be the difference between winning and losing. I have litigated many cases and I have seen first-hand how picking the right or wrong expert can have an incredible impact on the outcome of the case. Litigators often say that a case

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How Diverse is Diversity? An Overview of Federal Court Diversity Jurisdiction

Federal Court Diversity Jurisdiction Understanding the intricacies of federal court jurisdiction is crucial for law students, practicing attorneys, and litigants alike. One of the foundational concepts in this area is diversity jurisdiction, a key component of federal court proceedings. This blog post aims to demystify the complexities of diversity jurisdiction as outlined in 28 U.S.C.

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International Litigation Options: The Benefits of A Receivership

Both our domestic and foreign clients understandably wish to avoid full-blown litigation in certain cases, especially when the facts are messy, or the relationships are complicated. One successful option we have guided our clients through is the receivership. This is especially useful in the context of partnerships gone bad – if you have a business

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Bankruptcy Basics – Executory Contracts and Ipso Facto Clauses

In this post, I will discuss executory contracts and ipso facto clauses. These are both important basic concepts for bankruptcy proceedings, especially Chapter 11 proceedings (commonly known as a “reorganization” as opposed to a “liquidation” under Chapter 7). 1. Executory Contracts Though the name may sound daunting, an executory contract is simply a contract that

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Arbitrations – Worth the Supposed Savings?

When I was starting my career as a lawyer in the early 2000s, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) became very popular. ADR includes mediation and arbitration. During that time in my career, I was working mostly on transactional matters and some of the senior lawyers told me it could be legal malpractice not to at least

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Recessions, Bankruptcy, and Preference Actions

Ongoing economic turmoil makes now the right time to discuss U.S. bankruptcies and preference actions. In the United States and much of the world, inflation is running out of control and there are asset bubbles everywhere you look – housing, real estate in general, used and new cars, and so on. Between the war in

How to Make a Claim in a U.S. Bankruptcy

How to Make a Claim in a U.S. Bankruptcy

It is not uncommon to receive a call from a prospective client requesting assistance when they are owed money from a company that has just filed bankruptcy. While there are many factors to evaluate, one of the core issues is how to make a claim in bankruptcy. Whether you are owed $1 or $1,000,000,000, the

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The Bankruptcy Market in Phoenix and the Importance of Values

Things have been eerily quiet in the Phoenix bankruptcy market since the end of the Great Recession. In the past, the economy seemed to run in cycles of 6 to 7 years of prosperity, followed by a downturn. Though the Great Recession officially ended in 2009, the effects were felt for at least a few