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Bankruptcy 101: The Automatic Stay

USA - January 25 2022 This blog entry will be the first in a new, ongoing series of entries in the "Bankruptcy Protector" that will attempt to familiarize new attorneys…

Is it an Executory Contract? Don’t Be So Sure(ty)!

USA - October 18 2021 In the ever-churning waters of the Countryman test for determining whether a contract is executory, the United States…

5th Circ. PPP Ruling Doesn't Doom Debtors Seeking Loans

USA - July 17 2020 On June 22, U.S. Circuit Judge Judge Jerry Smith issued a short, three-page opinion in the case Hidalgo County Emergency Service Foundation v…

Shane G. Ramsey

The Fifth Circuit Sides with SBA on PPP Loan Issue, Dealing Blow to Debtors

USA - June 29 2020 The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has dealt a blow to debtors seeking Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans under the…

Court Upholds Force Majeure Defense for Missed Rent

USA - June 24 2020 In a decision considered the first of its kind, a court held that government restrictions to combat the spread of COVID-19 "qualify as a force majeure…

Woods Drinkwater, Beth Huffman