What Do Judges Want?

I recently listened to a panel of bankruptcy judges from across the country give their “pet peeves” at an event held for Fellows in the American College of Bankruptcy.  The College is an honorary association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals, invited to join based on exhibiting the highest standards of

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When Do I Call a Bankruptcy Lawyer?

Labeling a lawyer a “bankruptcy lawyer” is a misnomer. The fears generated by the misperceptions lead to a strong feeling of not wanting to contact a “bankruptcy lawyer” for help and advice, ever.   Even the thought of consulting with a bankruptcy lawyer feels like admitting failure and defeat, when so many of

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Your Business is My Business

Many lawyers at “big law” have no clue about actually running a business on a day to day level. They are “professionals” and certain dirty work is beneath them. They can send 5 or 6 lawyers to cover a hearing, and edit a brief to perfection, but they sometimes don’t

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Rejection of Collective Bargaining Agreements

11 U.S.C. §§ 1113(b) and (c) of the Bankruptcy Code set forth the requirements for the rejection of a collective bargaining agreement.  11 U.S.C. §§ 1113(b) and (c) state as follows: (b)(1)  Subsequent to filing a petition and prior to filing an application seeking rejection of a collective bargaining agreement,

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Honoring all Who Served

DelCotto Law Group PLLC would like to honor and thank the millions of men and women who have fought and continue to fight for our country. We are truly blessed to live in such a great nation with wonderful heroes standing guard over us.  We are thankful this day and

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Recent Survey on “Lending Climate in America”

It doesn’t really take a report for us to know what we are seeing every day, but the Q2/13 Survey Report recently published by Phoenix Management Services confirmed a “waning” optimism from that expressed by commercial lenders in 2012 and the first quarter of 2013.   Commercial lending expectations decreased, with

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Number 3 Pet Peeve – Deposition of a Client

I’m blogging my list of deposition “pet peeves” in a series of releases.  They are not necessarily in order of importance, but rest assured, all are great learning points for a client/witness.  Many of the cases that I litigate are matters in which thousands of pages of documents are produced

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Introduction to Chapter 11 Unsecured Creditors’ Committees

Official committees of unsecured creditors (Committees) serve an important function in Chapter 11 bankruptcies and can have a major influence on the outcome of any Chapter 11 case.  Committees preserve the rights of unsecured creditors and their responsibilities include (i) monitoring the progress of the case; (ii) providing input on

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“We Provide the Highest Quality Legal Services”

Many law firms say that they provide “the highest quality legal services.”  What does this really mean?  I recently watched a relatively routine hearing in a Chapter 11 case where the debtor corporation had eight – that’s right – eight lawyers in the courtroom.  One lawyer spoke, seven watched.  Because

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