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December 10, 2008 
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New Blog Focuses on Distressed Assets

DALLAS - Gray Reed & McGraw is pleased to announce the addition of Distressed Assets Law to its blogging network. Matthew Sanderson, an attorney with Gray Reed & McGraw, started the blog to help people in buying and selling troubled assets, including businesses, real estate, and personal property.

"Given the current economic crisis gripping the nation and the world, this blog provides timely advice both to those who are looking to acquire troubled assets, as well as those whose assets are in jeopardy," Mr. Sanderson said. "I created this blog to guide people who must make tough decisions in the current economic environment. Buyers looking to capitalize by acquiring distressed assets will find advice to keep them from making bad decisions and to help them make the best decisions possible. Sellers of troubled assets will obtain advice as to how to maximize the value of their assets no matter the reason for the sale."

According to Mr. Sanderson, there are quite a few unique aspects of this blog.

"First, it provides information in both written media as well as an audio podcast published weekly. Second, it gives very timely information for this economic climate. Third, it not only provides insight about the law in this area, this blog will ultimately provide useful tools for those buying and selling, including pricing information and valuable human and web-based resources for buying and selling distressed assets not related to the legal issues," Mr. Sanderson said. "The goal is to provide all of the tools in one place for both buyers and sellers in these situations."

Some recent blog headlines include:

  • In Real Estate, Cash Is King
  • While Real Estate Deals Drop, Texas Is Well Positioned
  • The Basics to Buying a Distressed Business
  • Debt Due Diligence (Podcast)
  • The Basics of Buying Distressed Assets (Podcast)
  • The Basics to Buying Distressed Commercial Real Estate

Mr. Sanderson is a transactional attorney, focused on complex transactions in real estate, mergers and acquisitions of private companies, and intellectual property contracts.  His client base spans numerous industries, both domestically and internationally, and the most served industries include technology, metal recycling, restaurant and real estate.

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