As the brick and mortar retail industry continues to decline, landlords are likely to engage in an increasing number of lease disputes with delinquent tenants. As we have seen over the past five years, those disputes often end up in bankruptcy court and may drag on for months before a landlord is able to shake […]
Head on over to our Law of Banking blog to read Rebekah Hudgins‘ post on the U.S. Supreme Court Granting Certiorari to Decide Circuit Split on Applicable Law for the Recharacterization of Debt.
Attorney Trent Rexing discusses the recent Texas Supreme Court Ruling in favor of The Golf Channel. Read the full article here.
Subtenants need to be aware that a bankruptcy filing of their landlord may result in the subtenant losing its right to occupy the premises. To learn more, click on the link below to an article recently published by the online news site Hotel News Now: http://www.hotelnewsnow.com/Articles/35237/Subtenants-beware-of-bankruptcy-and-commercial-leases
Companies seeking to confirm a Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan typically include releases that discharge the bankrupt company (the debtor) from liability on claims, thereby giving the debtor a chance to emerge from bankruptcy and seek a profitable future. However, Chapter 11 plans may also seek to discharge debts owed not by the debtor, but by […]
A. Fees & Costs Preference litigation is frequently a game of poker between a bankruptcy trustee and creditors in which the trustee begins with a significant advantage – the lawsuit. In most cases, simply filing a lawsuit ensures that the bankruptcy trustee will leverage at least a nuisance settlement out of the defendant creditor. […]
The United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio was recently presented with a strange set of facts regarding a purported licensee under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA). The issue was whether an acknowledged mistake by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) – accompanied by a written USDA apology, no less […]
A. Where We Left Off As noted in Part III, movants seeking approval of structured dismissal motions typically must prove that the proposed dismissal is in the best interest of the creditors. To do so, movants will usually have to prove that the dismissal provides better treatment than would a liquidation. To that end, most […]
Debtors and creditors alike should understand that no debt restructuring option is perfect and that different options have advantages and disadvantages. To learn more, click on the link below to an article recently published by the online news site Hotel News Now: http://www.hotelnewsnow.com/Article/16344
The Bankruptcy Code allows bankruptcy trustees, debtors in possession, and official committees to hire attorneys, accountants, and other professionals to assist them in carrying out their statutory duties, with their fees to be paid by the bankruptcy estate. However, to get paid, these professionals must obtain approval from the bankruptcy court. But what happens when […]