Having practiced in Puerto Rico for nearly a decade, including being involved heavily in the ongoing Title III PROMESA proceedings, the recent ruling handed down by the First Circuit could prove to be the most impactful for the Island’s long term restructuring prospects and its access to the Bond markets. The controversial ruling, which pertains […]
Debtors who have filed for bankruptcy and received their Discharge often continue to receive collection letters and phone calls from their creditors. Some creditors even go so far as to sue on these discharged debts or garnish wages and bank accounts. Such actions may result in severe penalties, sanctions and damages. This article goes over […]
When a creditor is notified that a debtor has filed for bankruptcy, the creditor should be careful to determine whether it needs to file a Proof of Claim in the case to preserve its rights to receive payments from the bankrupt estate. This article goes over the importance of a creditor acting in a timely […]
The phrase ipso facto is Latin for “by the fact itself.” Ipso facto clauses are sometimes included in lease and purchase contracts, and they assert that if the lessee or purchaser becomes insolvent, or files for bankruptcy protection, then the contract has been breached. In other words, under such a clause the very act of […]
The initial stage of a Chapter 11 filing is the most crucial and debtors must be ready for the tactics of aggressive creditors and stakeholders jockeying for priority in the restructuring proceedings. As part of this phase, “first day motions” are typically filed on the first day of a case. These motions are to obtain […]
A gasoline retailer defaults on its obligations under an ongoing Franchise Agreement that it has with a brand name in the oil & gas industry. What steps are available to the franchisor to protect its economic interests in that particular station or station(s)? How about if the franchisee/retailer files for bankruptcy protection? As the Energy […]
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