On June 15, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that a law firm could not recover fees it incurred in defending its own fee application.
THE ASARCO CASE -
The case involved the copper company ASARCO LLC that filed...more
In This Issue:
- The Importance of Accredited Investors for Small Business Capital Formation
- “All Appropriate Inquiries”: Update on the Environmental Due Diligence Standard
- A Hunt for Justice Erodes...more
Many lawyers have written articles about a February 27, 2015 U.S. Court of Appeals (11th Circuit) ruling (In re Maury Rosenberg) against petitioning creditors of an involuntary Chapter 7 proceeding.
In a highly regulated environment, it is challenging for U.S. corporations to maintain 100% compliance with each and every law touching them. When issues arise, U.S. corporations rely on the ability to have full and frank...more
Reuters, Bloomberg and Debtwire are all reporting negative financial information about your customer:
"Bond ratings are down-graded, bond prices are falling, a likely “restructuring” to address the bond debt,...more
Adjusting to the “new reality,” many companies have focused on all aspects of their balance sheets to improve performance for stakeholders. Companies have realized that material extensions of credit terms regarding its...more
In this issue:
- Supply Chain Finance as the "New Normal"
- Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Implements Regulations for Covered Mortgage Loans
- Arbitration Guidelines
- Navigating Foreclosure...more
The following is an executive summary of the “need to know” bankruptcy concepts as they impact creditors in business insolvencies.
CHAPTER 11 vs. CHAPTER 7 -
- Chapter 11 is technically used for bankruptcy...more
Adjusting to the “new reality”, many companies have focused on all aspects of their balance sheets to improve performance for stakeholders. Companies have realized that material extensions of credit...more
As Edward Snowden pursues asylum in Russia, the world is reeling in the revelations of the United States’ NSA (National Security Agency) surveillance activities and the US Postal Service’s policy of photographing every “mail...more
Chapter 11 is known as a forum for reorganizing or selling a financially distressed business. Chapter 11 allows companies to reject burdensome contractual obligations, shed non-core assets and “clean up” the balance sheet by...more
We recently delivered a $382,901 check to a client in payment of a Bankruptcy Section 503(b)(9) claim, known as a “20-day administrative” claim. The claim arose from the client’s pre-petition sale of goods to its customer....more
You are in your office finishing your morning espresso when you receive an email from the CFO of your companies' U.S. subsidiary. Attached to the email is a letter from a U.S. law firm. Instinctively, you know this can't be...more
Originally published in eurofenix - Winter 2012/2013.
David Conaway looks at alternative sources of working capital in US and Canadian insolvencies.
It has been reported that Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer...more
We reported to you in detail about the Tousa Bankruptcy Court decision in November, 2009 which found payments to lenders and the grant of associated liens were avoidable as fraudulent conveyances. The impacted Tousa lenders...more
Almond Products, Inc. A Supply contract may be an absolute defense to a preference claim. A supply contract is an “executory contract”, a bankruptcy term meaning a contract where both parties to the contract owe material...more
In This Issue:
JOBS Act: Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act; Fracking: Ohio’s New Oil and Gas Boom; 2012 Estate Planning; American Airlines: Who’s Flying the Plane? Labor Law Update; S Corporations; Blow to Method...more
Setoff a 100% Solution...more
Chapter 15: International Bankruptcy:
Foreign Debtors Get Green Light to Sue U.S. Companies...more
In September 2008 Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and Lehman Brothers Inc. (collectively, “Lehman”) sold their historically coveted brokerage business to Barclays Capital Inc. Many believe the sale was necessary to prevent a...more