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Debtors May Discharge Private Student Loans in Bankruptcy Coming Soon to a Circuit Near You

USA - October 7 2020 In what appears to be more good news for those with student loan debt, the Tenth Circuit recently joined the Fifth Circuit by holding that certain…

Reza Hajisanei.

CARES Act to Expand the Scope of the Small Business Reorganization Act

USA - March 26 2020 Following Wednesday night’s late-night Senate passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES Act), the bill was sent to the…

John D. Finerty, Jr., Justin M. Mertz.

Anticipated Changes to Bankruptcy Laws will Affect Farmers & Small Businesses

USA - August 6 2019 On August 1, 2019, the U.S. Senate passed the “Family Farmer Relief Act of 2019” (H.R. 2336), bipartisan legislation which cleared the U.S. House of…

Justin M. Mertz.

Five years later, Palisades is still causing trouble for lenders

USA - February 2 2015 Before and at the beginning of the economic downturn, residential foreclosures in Wisconsin typically followed a routine, often uncontested legal…

Ann Ustad Smith.

Wisconsin Supreme Court confirms that the mortgage follows the note

USA - August 18 2014 On July 10, 2014, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued its decision in Dow Family, LLC v. PHH Mortgage Corp., 2013AP221, confirming that "the doctrine…

Ann Ustad Smith.