Joseph Acosta Appointed Co-Chair of Education Committee for Commercial Finance Association

January 26, 2010

Joseph Acosta, a member at Gray Reed and McGraw, was selected to serve as a co-chair on the education committee for the Commercial Finance Association (CFA), a trade group for agencies involved in the asset-based financial services industry.

The CFA is an international trade organization, headquartered in New York, with 15 regional chapters including the Southwest Chapter out of Dallas which Joseph will be a part of. As the Co-Chair of the Education Committee, Joseph will be involved in coordinating the various educational programs offered by the Southwest Chapter at local and regional events.

Joseph has a broad base of bankruptcy, corporate restructuring, work-out and commercial litigation experience.  As a former member of the corporate restructuring group of Jones Day, he was substantially involved in some of the largest chapter 11 bankruptcy cases in the United States.  He has taken leading roles in representing debtors-in-possession, creditors' committees, trustees, examiners, putative debtors, lenders, landlords, lessees, commercial creditors, asset purchasers, professionals and other interested parties in all types of insolvency proceedings, including involuntary bankruptcy proceedings and appeals.  Joseph further has extensive experience with creditor's rights and commercial litigation matters, having served as Texas bankruptcy counsel for various retailers and financing companies and having represented all types of commercial litigants in contractual disputes in and out of bankruptcy.

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