Brandy Sargent

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Brandy Sargent helps her clients navigate the unknowns they face when “what if?” really happens. She represents clients in commercial workout, bankruptcy, and litigation matters with an emphasis on assisting vendors, lenders, and contract parties to get paid. Brandy’s practice also focuses on business counseling, contract development, and enforcement actions related to agricultural transactions, including Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) regulation, Food Security Act (FSA) compliance, agricultural and warehousing lien enforcement and defense, and Uniform Commercial Code matters. A lifelong Cubs fan, Brandy has a wealth of experience rooting for the underdog. When she isn’t scaring her opponents, Brandy helps her husband and kids develop, build, and staff haunted house attractions.

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Sale Procedures Approved in AFA Bankruptcy

The Delaware Bankruptcy Court has approved procedures for a sale of AFA Investment, Inc. and its affiliates’ assets. As approved, the procedures are largely as reported here on April 20, 2012, with some changes: ·         AFA has until June 11, 2012 to identify a stalking horse bidder. If one isn’t identified, AFA must file its own proposed … Continue Reading

Nationwide Beef Processor, AFA, to Sell All Assets in Bankruptcy

AFA Investment Inc., and its affiliates, including AFA Foods, American Foodservice Corporation, United Food Group, LLC, and American Fresh Foods (together “AFA”) have requested that the Bankruptcy Court overseeing their Chapter 11 cases approve procedures for a sale of all of their assets. The sale process was a condition required by AFA’s lenders to continue financing … Continue Reading

Nationwide Beef Processor Seeks Bankruptcy Protection Citing “Pink Slime” Furor

AFA Investment Inc. and its affiliates, including AFA Foods, American Foodservice Corporation, United Food Group, LLC, and American Fresh Foods (together "AFA"), one of the largest ground beef processors in the United States, have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. AFA cited growing negative publicity over the use of boneless lean beef trimmings (identified as "lean finely … Continue Reading