James Behrens

James Behrens

Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP

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Golf Channel to Get a Mulligan?

In a surprise move, the Fifth Circuit vacated its recent, controversial Golf Channel opinion, potentially giving the Golf Channel a second chance in a case that seemed lost. As I discussed in my previous post, the Fifth...more

8/7/2015 - Fraudulent Transfers Ponzi Scheme Stanford International Bank Stanford Ponzi Scheme The Golf Channel Vacated

$5.9 Million in Payments to Golf Channel Declared Out of Bounds

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued a decision that should make defendants in Ponzi cases shiver in their boots. The court said that the defendant, the Golf Channel, had to return nearly $6 million and that it...more

7/1/2015 - Advertising Commercial Bankruptcy Fraudulent Transfers Ponzi Scheme Popular SEC Stanford International Bank Stanford Ponzi Scheme The Golf Channel

Local Bar Association Files Amicus Brief in Baker Botts v. ASARCO Case

Baker Botts L.L.P. et al. v. ASARCO L.L.C., currently pending before the Supreme Court of the United States, is of particular interest to bankruptcy practitioners because this decision will have far-reaching effects regarding...more

1/7/2015 - Attorney's Fees Baker Botts v ASARCO Bankruptcy Code Commercial Bankruptcy Fraudulent Conveyance SCOTUS

Report from the BHBA’s Review of the Three Bankruptcy-Related Supreme Court Decisions

The Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Section recently held a program discussing the three recent bankruptcy-related Supreme Court decisions: Law v. Siegel (a case regarding surcharge, which was discussed on this...more

8/4/2014 - Bankrtupcy Surcharges Bar Associations Clark v. Rameker Executive Benefits Insurance Agency v. Arkison Inherited IRA Professional Development SCOTUS Stern v Marshall

Why Aren’t There More Chapter 9 Bankruptcies?

After the housing market collapse, many cities and towns fell on hard times and have yet to recover. In quite a few communities, housing prices remain low, municipal debt levels are unsustainable, and attempts to raise...more

4/28/2014 - Chapter 9 Municipal Bankruptcy

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