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Fourth Circuit affirms priority of tax lien over failed chapter 11 professional fees
  • Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
  • USA
  • February 2 2016

A federal "secured tax claim takes priority over a professional's claim to fees" in an aborted Chapter 11 case, held the U.S. Court of Appeals for

Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Bulletin: February 2016
  • Phelps Dunbar LLP
  • USA
  • February 2 2016

The Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights Bulletin provides an analysis of legal issues, recent court decisions and significant changes in bankruptcy and

West Coast Real Estate Update: Feb. 1, 2016
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • February 1 2016

In an attempt to further broaden when a member of a common interest development association can bring his or her attorney to association meetings

Is a “Sound Business Purpose” Always Enough?
  • Cole Schotz PC
  • USA
  • January 13 2016

Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code trusts a debtor in possession to operate its business. In general, a debtor in possession “is free to use, sell

Fifth Circuit affirms secured lender surcharge
  • Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
  • USA
  • January 5 2016

A secured lender had to "pay the encumbered Property's maintenance expenses incurred while the bankruptcy trustee was trying to sell the Property

BREAKING: Florida District Court Affirms Bankruptcy Court Order Compelling Surrender
  • Sirote & Permutt PC
  • USA
  • December 9 2015

On November 23, 2015, Southern District of Florida District Court Judge Kenneth A. Marra issued an opinion affirming an order granting a creditor's

How to negotiate an exclusive use provision
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • USA
  • December 7 2015

Both landlords and tenants are well served to begin discussing exclusives early in the lease negotiations. An exclusive use clause is a valuable and

Bankruptcy won’t help you avoid an oil & gas lease
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • November 23 2015

A district court judge in the Middle District of Pennsylvania recently vacated a bankruptcy court's decision allowing rejection of an oil and gas

Dealing with restaurant and retail leases in bankruptcy
  • Buchalter Nemer
  • USA
  • November 9 2015

The recent Great Recession and the wave of bankruptcy filings that accompanied it presented a number of challenges for landlords and tenants. Yet, as

Bank settles with DOJ for $81.6 million for failing to timely file payment change notices for homeowners in bankruptcy
  • BuckleySandler LLP
  • USA
  • November 6 2015

On November 5, the DOJ announced a proposed settlement with a bank for allegedly violating bankruptcy rules by not providing homeowners with required