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High Yield Debt

It is no surprise to anyone involved in the restructuring community that bankruptcy filings continue to decline. As reported by the American Bankruptcy Institute, corporate chapter 11 filings have decreased 34 percent since...more

9/5/2014 - Chapter 11 Commercial Bankruptcy Debt

Dealmakers Q&A: Bilzin Sumberg's Jay Sakalo

Identifying the "most challenging" deal I've worked on should be straightforward, one would think. However, as most of my deals have involved distressed businesses over the years, virtually all of them started on the...more

9/3/2014 - Commercial Bankruptcy Corporate Restructuring Debt Restructuring Regulatory Reform Restructuring

Attacks On Loan To Own Strategies Continue

As the economy continues to emerge from the global recession in the late 2000s, one of the prevailing trends we have seen is the continuation of challenges to distressed investors that have employed a “loan-to-own” strategy....more

5/16/2014 - Breach of Duty Fees Fiduciary Duty Investors Loans

Select Bankruptcy Issues for General Counsel – Part One [Video]

Part one of an in-depth webinar discussion covering a range of bankruptcy issues of particular interest to In-House Counsel. The panel discusses bankruptcy and other creditor rights considerations when choosing the form of...more

5/7/2014 - Commercial Bankruptcy Commercial Leases Creditors' Rights Forbearance Agreements Guarantors Intercreditor Agreements Transfer of Assets

Portmiami Cargo Rail Service Makes An Early Start

The reconnection of the freight-rail service to PortMiami is in effect. In recent months, the Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) has begun train service carrying cargo containers directly onto PortMiami’s docks. Soon, one to...more

2/28/2014 - Railways

Full Speed Ahead: State Of The Ports Briefing 2014

Today, we attended the State of the Ports Luncheon, along with several of our Bilzin Sumberg colleagues and over 1,000 prominent business leaders in our community, including representatives from local government, major cruise...more

2/13/2014 - Coast Guard Ports

Caveat Venditor: Is Your Buyer Laundering Money?

The Rise of the Cash Market - We have previously dedicated several posts to the emerging trend among South Florida developers of financing new condominium projects by requiring purchasers to deposit 70-80% of a unit’s...more

9/26/2013 - Condominiums LLC Money Laundering OFAC Purchase Price

Castleton Ruling Fortifies 7th Circ. Pro-Creditor Trend

Originally published in Law360, February 22, 2013. As real estate markets continue to rebound, owners of single asset real estate properties are increasingly incentivized to devise bankruptcy strategies that allow them...more

2/25/2013 - Absolute Priority Rule Auction Competitive Bidding Creditors In re Castleton Plaza Market Tested New Value Plans Real Estate Transfers Right to Control SCOTUS Secured Debt Single-Asset Debtor

Contracts For Future Residential Construction Fuel Florida Rebound

The total dollar value of contracts for future residential construction in Florida has risen more than 45 percent for the year to date, which translates into approximately $1.2 billion of new construction work in a state that...more

12/19/2012 - Florida Real Estate Market

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