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A selective list of appointments includes the following:
  Planet Hollywood International, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Pan American Hospital Corporation
Gunnallen Financial, Inc.
PSN, USA, Inc. Liquidating Trust
American Ammunition
Joran Realty
Eagle Building Technologies/Fleming Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Smith International Enterprises, Inc. a/k/a/ Ameriplast
Zingg Homes, L.C.
Dedicated Resources, Inc./Dedicated Trustees, Inc.
Tradecom, Inc.
ABC Cellular Services, Inc.
Krypton Broadcasting Corporation
Community Environments, Inc.
Robert C. Malt & Co.
Shubitz Rosenbloom, CPAs, PA
Denison Marine, Inc.
King No. 16, et al.
Purity, Inc. of Florida
Marbledge, Inc.
S&K Air Power, Inc.
South Andrews Realty Association, Inc.
Weinberg Tubbs & Company, CPAs


 

PLANET HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Soneet R. Kapila was the Court appointed Examiner of this international creator and worldwide developer of distinctive movie and entertainment-based theme restaurants and retail merchandise stores throughout the United States and Europe. He was selected as the Examiner upon the urging of the Committee of Unsecured Creditors to provide a means to investigate and report on the actions of the Board of Directors, transactions and business dealings of the Debtors with insiders and other related parties, the Debtors’ franchise and license network and possible claims and causes of action against the Board of Directors, insiders and other related parties. Following an extensive investigation, Kapila filed a three volume report for consideration by the Committee, the Debtors and the Court.

PAN AMERICAN HOSPITAL CORPORATION

Soneet R. Kapila was the Court appointed Examiner to investigate the viability of this 146 bed acute care community hospital, as well as corporate governance and the ability of management to operate this hospital as a Debtor-in-Possession. The scope of his duties included overseeing the sale of the Hospital as a Transaction Examiner.  His recommendations resulted in a reconstitution of the Board of Directors, the appointment of an Interim Chief Operating Officer and a close monitoring of cash flow budgets and operations.  His efforts resulted in the sale of the Hospital for $40 million and he was appointed a post-confirmation Plan Administrator.


GUNNALLEN FINANCIAL, INC.

Soneet R. Kapila was the court appointed Chapter 11 Examiner of this broker-dealer alleged to have committed numerous violations of federal securities laws and regulations and which was closed down by The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”). His scope included investigating the Debtors pre-petition transactions leading to a shut-down of the business. Following confirmation of the Plan of Reorganization, Soneet Kapila was appointed the Liquidation Agent.

PSN USA, INC. LIQUIDATING TRUST

Soneet R. Kapila was appointed Examiner over six years after the Plan of Reorganization was confirmed.  As a result of concerns expressed by a major creditor, the Court deemed it appropriate to appoint an independent fiduciary to examine the operational conduct of the liquidating trust for compliance with the provisions of the Plan.

AMERICAN AMMUNITION

Soneet Kapila was appointed Chapter 11 Examiner of American Ammunition, Inc., F&F Equipment, Inc., and Industrial Plating Enterprises Co. AA manufactured small arms ammunition for commercial, law enforcement and military use. The company is also a contractor for the U.S. Department of Defense.

JORAN REALTY

Soneet R. Kapila was the Court appointed Examiner of this landmark real estate, historic resort to investigate the Debtor’s conduct, business transactions and, more specifically, the veracity of a proposed sale/acquisition transaction proposed by the joint efforts of the Debtor’s principal and the proposed acquirer.  Based on the Examiner’s recommendations, the Court appointed a Chapter 11 Trustee.

EAGLE BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES/FLEMING MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC.

Soneet R. Kapila was the Court appointed Examiner to investigate a proposed sale transaction of an asset and evaluate the adequacy of the Debtors' marketing effort, and whether the transaction was in the best interest of the creditors. The Debtors were in the business of producing heavy machinery for the manufacture of concrete masonry products, including molds for use in such machinery.
 
SMITH INTERNATIONAL ENTERPRISES, INC. a/k/a AMERIPLAST

Soneet R. Kapila was the Court appointed Examiner in this plastic card manufacturer in the Middle District of Florida (Orlando). His duties involved in-depth investigation of pre-petition and post-petition conduct of the Debtor and its management to provide the Court and creditors an objective understanding of a myriad of inter-corporate dealings conducted by this Debtor and its constantly changing management.
 
ZINGG HOMES, L.C.

Soneet R. Kapila was the Court appointed Examiner of this residential home developer involving a controlled community of approximately 80 homes. He investigated the conduct of the Debtor’s management and conducted a viability study to evaluate whether the Debtor had the ability to rehabilitate its business and provide a reasonable return to secured and unsecured creditors.

 

DEDICATED RESOURCES, INC./DEDICATED TRUSTEES, INC.

Soneet R. Kapila was the Court appointed Examiner to evaluate the business conduct of management and the operations of this viatical business.
 
TRADECOM, INC.

Soneet R. Kapila was the Court appointed Examiner of this major Florida commodities broker transacting business in excess of $200 million. His duties included analyzing and investigating corporate transactions involving major transfers of funds, including international and offshore corporate structures.
 
ABC CELLULAR SERVICES, INC.

Soneet R. Kapila was the Court Appointed Examiner of this significant wireless communication business which sought relief under Chapter 11 proceedings in the Southern District of Florida. He investigated the conduct of the Debtor's management as well as its business practices. He mediated to bring consensus between the Debtor's management and the dominant unsecured creditor, thus facilitating the filing of a consensual Plan of Reorganization for the benefit of creditors.
 
KRYPTON BROADCASTING CORPORATION

Soneet R. Kapila was the Court appointed Examiner of two separate Debtors with respective independent television stations in Florida and Alabama. His duties included investigating the business affairs and the ability of these television stations to reorganize their business and reporting his findings to the Court which were contested by various competing interests.
 
COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENTS, INC.

Soneet R. Kapila was the Court appointed Examiner of this multi-location group home, not-for-profit entity providing care for developmentally disabled clients. He investigated the conduct of the Debtor's management and its business practices. All creditors, including multi-million dollar bond holders, used his report.
 
ROBERT C. MALT & CO.

Soneet R. Kapila was the Court appointed Examiner of this major real estate developer/builder and general contractor. His duties included negotiating with creditors relative to the Plan of Reorganization, investigating the business operations of the Debtor and advising the Court as to the feasibility of rehabilitating the business. His efforts were instrumental in providing a 100% return to creditors.
 
SHUBITZ ROSENBLOOM, CPAs, PA

Soneet R. Kapila was the Court appointed Examiner of this CPA firm to investigate certain insider transactions, and mediate the dispute between the Debtor and a major creditor.
 
DENISON MARINE, INC.

Soneet R. Kapila was the Court appointed Examiner of this major South Florida yacht builder and retrofitting corporation. His duties included investigating the business operations of the Debtor and reporting to the United States Bankruptcy Court as to the feasibility of reorganization of the company. He monitored and facilitated negotiations with potential buyers and investigated allegations of preferences and fraudulent conveyances. Due to his efforts, several secured and unsecured creditors received distributions.
 
KING NO. 16, ET. AL.

Soneet R. Kapila was the Court appointed Examiner of this major chain of fast food franchises. His duties included analysis and investigation of alleged preferential and fraudulent transfers together with an analysis of the business operations to report on the feasibility of reorganization.
 
PURITY, INC. OF FLORIDA

Soneet R. Kapila was the Court appointed Examiner of this processor and distributor of condiments. His duties included providing an opinion on the value of the Debtor's business under different scenarios, and analyzing the business transactions and assets available for the benefit of creditors.
 
MARBLEDGE, INC.

Soneet R. Kapila was the Court appointed Examiner of this public company engaged in the business of fabricating, marketing and installing natural stone products including granite and marble. His duties included investigating the business conduct, management and viability of operations, in addition to analyzing the merits of a substantive consolidation of three related Debtors.
 
S&K AIR POWER, INC.

Soneet R. Kapila was the Court appointed Examiner for this air power equipment rental and service company. His duties included investigating and analyzing the viability of the Debtor's business operations and reporting to the United States Bankruptcy Court as to the feasibility of reorganizing this company.
 
SOUTH ANDREWS REALTY ASSOCIATION, INC.

Soneet R. Kapila was the Court appointed Examiner of this real estate partnership to marshal the corporate assets for the benefit of the creditors.
 
WEINBERG TUBBS & COMPANY, CPAs

Soneet R. Kapila was the Court appointed Examiner of this medium-size South Florida certified public accounting firm. His duties included investigating the financial affairs of this company relating to fraudulent conveyances and the applicability of the alter-ego doctrine to transfers of client lists.





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