Bankruptcy

Options for Struggling Businesses

Exploring Options Other than Bankruptcy When your business is struggling, you may want to speak with an attorney to discuss options such as financial workouts. In this short video, Dean A. Langdon discusses why it’s important to explore your options with an attorney if you own a business that is

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Recovering Property in a Bankruptcy

New Supreme Court Ruling on Debtor’s Property and Automatic Stays in Chapter 13 By: Dean A. Langdon Having a vehicle repossessed is sure to disrupt your life. One way to recover a repossessed vehicle has been to file a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Once filed you can demand return of the

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Financial Distress: Further Reflections

By: Laura Day DelCotto In my final blog of 2020, I mused on take-aways about “dumb things” management does when succumbing to financial distress fears. And I will say, the so-called “dumb” things are really about emotional intelligence and how stress affects each of us. Financial stress is proven to

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The Student Loan Crunch

Options when Lawsuits and Collections hit for Student Loans By: Heather M. Thacker Everyone knows the general rule ― student loans do not go away, even in bankruptcy.  But, there are some exceptions that you should consider.  1. Chain of Title Student loans are continuously being sold in bulk to

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Appealing from Bankruptcy: Sixth Circuit Says Follow the Rules

By: Laura Day DelCotto The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued a decision discussing deadlines for appeals from Bankruptcy Court. The case helps create a growing split among the circuits. This could take us all back to the (newly changed) Supreme Court, and is a change from prior Sixth

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Federal Dollars at Work: What is the Exit Strategy?

The Deficit, COVID Pandemic and Bankruptcy Strategies By: Laura Day DelCotto In every single chapter 11 bankruptcy case we begin, in the initial pre-filing meetings, we discuss at length the exit strategy. Of course, there are so many people and factors outside our control that the debtor’s exit strategy is assuredly

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Administrative Claims: Thinking Outside the Box to Get Paid

Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Claims By: Laura Day DelCotto A recent decision from Louisiana involving work on an abandoned oil and gas rig got me thinking about some of the non-routine types of administrative claims in chapter 11 bankruptcy. It is always worth exploring if you might have any such claim, since

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