Jeffrey Snyder

Jeffrey Snyder

Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP

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Bitcoin: Currency, Commodity or None of the Above?

In my recent post, I discussed the shortcomings of Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code as applied to Bitcoin. Bitcoin does not fall within the definition of “money” under UCC § 1-201, nor do Bitcoin wallets come within...more

10/17/2014 - Bitcoin Commodities Virtual Currency

Secured Lender Protection Limited When Bitcoin is Collateral

On June 17, 2014, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Dallas granted recognition under chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code of the bankruptcy proceeding in Japan of failed bitcoin exchange, Mt Gox. Mt. Gox shut down after claiming to...more

6/20/2014 - Article 9 Bankruptcy Code Bitcoins Chapter 15 Collateral Japan Popular Secured Lenders UCC

Energy Future Holdings Files For Bankruptcy; Second Lienholders Oppose Deal

On April 29, 2014, Energy Future Holdings filed what it claims is a pre-packaged chapter 11 bankruptcy in Delaware. The bankruptcy, which ranks among the largest cases ever with over $36 billion in assets and nearly $50...more

5/16/2014 - Chapter 11 Commercial Bankruptcy Lienholders Liens

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

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

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