“CARES” Act: How to Care for My Small Business Right Now

By: Laura Day DelCotto As we all know by now, the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act” (CARES Act) includes some bankruptcy-specific provisions. These provisions provide enhanced relief for individuals and businesses negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and shutdowns. Of great importance to small businesses, the CARES Act amended

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Small Business Reorganization Act:

Saving Money for Small Businesses By: Laura Day DelCotto The Small Business Reorganization Act (also commonly known as the “SBRA”) came at the exact right time. With everything else that has gone wrong in 2020, this is hopefully something that went right. Time will tell as the bankruptcy courts across

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Cannabis: Marijuana Exemplifies that Cash is (Not Always) King

By: Laura Day DelCotto We write often about one of the oldest sayings in the financial restructuring business: “Cash is King.” Without liquidity, all bets are off as to what viable options may exist for going forward. Yet in the cannabis industry, there is a different cash problem: too much

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Small Business Reorganization Act: Let the Cases Begin

By: Laura Day DelCotto Bankruptcy Judge Robert Grossman in the Eastern District of New York recently issued one of the first substantive court decisions. This decision was regarding the new Small Business Reorganization Act. This is commonly called the “SBRA”, which became effective on February 19, 2020. The SBRA is

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Essential Tips for Businesses During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Business To-Do List in This Time of Crisis By: Laura Day DelCotto I recently attended a national panel discussion on the outlooks for COVID-19 in the private equity and M&A space. The present uncertainties make it difficult to make any predictions. There is tremendous market volatility, with some industries being

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Chapter 11 SBRA Provisions

Debtors Can Elect to Use the SBRA Provisions Even if the Case Was Pending Before Effective Date By: Dean A. Langdon On February 19, 2020 the Small Business Reorganization Act (SBRA) became effective, providing a streamlined, simpler Chapter 11 bankruptcy process for companies or individuals who have less than $2,726,625

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Insider Transactions in Bankruptcy

By: Jamie L. Harris When small business owners file for chapter 11 bankruptcy, seldom do they reflect on the impact of bankruptcy on affiliated entities. In bankruptcy, insider[1] transactions are subject to heightened scrutiny. It is not uncommon to have a debtor that operates a business that leases property or equipment

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What Accountants Need to Know About Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

By: Jamie L. Harris If you are an accountant today, you will more likely than not have a corporate client at some point that is in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding. The role of an accountant in Chapter 11 proceedings is vital. It is important to know that as an accountant

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