Welcome to the latest edition of Heard in the Halls. Please provide your snippets of news, questions or comments about receivership issues or the professional community by telephone, mail, fax, or email to: Michael J. Muse-Fisher at Buchalter, A Professional Corporation, 500 Capitol Mall, Suite 1900, Sacramento, CA 95814; Phone: (213) 891-0700; Fax: (213) 896-0400; Email: mmuse-fisher@buchalter.com

Here is what we have Heard in the Halls …

•. Let’s Get Digital. The California Receiver’s Forum has not fully entered the digital world, and is working to expand its use of technology for the benefit of all members. Many of the new features are included at www.receivers.org, and include: receivership members search function at https://crf.memberclicks.net/receiver- search-3#/ (you will need to update your personal bio to tailor the database to your specific bona fides), interactive calendar at https://crf.memberclicks.net/meeting- event-calendar, and in the Fall 2022, CRF will be launching a new on demand digital education platform. Through the platform you can watch educational sessions when you want, and where you want to watch it. Further, CRF members will receive substantial discounts and many of the sessions are approved for MCLE and CPE credit.

Loyola IX Symposium – Son of a Gun We Had Good Fun at the Hyatt Regency in Orange County. After a hiatus as a result of COVID-19, the CRF’s mother of all conferences, the Loyola Symposium, came back with a vengeance this past April at the Hyatt Regency in Orange County. The panelists, speakers, sponsors, and social events were extremely impressive and the attendance was outstanding. The event started off with a judges panel that consisted of some of the most knowledgeable receivership judges in the State, and continued with excellent panelists that provided expertise in a wide range of receivership topics. Thanks to the help of the Olsen Group, Loyola IX was a huge success, and we cannot wait until the next receivership event!!!!

Get to Know the Receivers and Their Teams: Everyone in the California Receivership world knows of The Stapleton Group. Led by David Stapleton, they are a household name in the receivership world with experience in every asset class known to man. But David does not work alone, and in this installment I am proud to introduce you all to Jake DiIoria the only name/word I’ve ever seen with two consecutive “i’s” (except maybe skiing). Jake is a Managing Director at the Stapleton Group and has been with them since 2010. Prior to that he was a senior analyst at Ernst and Young (which means he is good with numbers). Jake is a focused project manager and financial analyst, and has the skills to resolve complex turnarounds and loan workouts for business and real estate engagements. He applies deep experience in forensic accounting, business valuation, operations and asset disposition to manage projects ranging from solvency analyses to comprehensive receiverships and chapter 11 restructurings. If you have a moment, make sure to reach out to Jake at jdiiorio@stapletoninc.com.

• Spread the Word: Know someone thinking about getting started in receivership work? Steer them to www.receivers.org to order a past Loyola program 4-disc DVD set for $75 teaching receivership basics and including sample pleadings.

*Michael J. Muse-Fisher is a Shareholder at Buchalter, A Professional Corporation. Mr. Muse-Fisher specializes in creditor’s rights, real estate disputes, corporate and partnership disputes, copyright and trademark disputes, cannabis law, and alternatives to bankruptcy. Representative clients include regional and national lending and financial institutions, state and federal receivers, and companies ranging from family-owned operations to Fortune 500 corporations.