Steven Wirth

Steven Wirth

Akerman LLP

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Supreme Court Clarifies Procedure for Deciding Stern Claims in Bankruptcy Courts, But Leaves Big Questions Unresolved

Bankruptcy courts have jurisdiction over "core" and "non-core" proceedings. See 28 U.S.C. § 157. In "core" proceedings, bankruptcy courts can enter final judgments. See 28 U.S.C. § 157(b). In "non-core" proceedings, however,...more

6/30/2014 - Article III Chapter 7 Commercial Bankruptcy Executive Benefits Insurance Agency v. Arkison Fraudulent Conveyance SCOTUS Stern v Marshall Tortious Interference

Proof of Claim Could Cost You Your Privilege - Bankruptcy Court Holds Attorney's Signature on Proof of Claim Form Renders Attorney...

A properly filed proof of claim serves as prima facie evidence as to a claim's validity. But when this written statement is signed by a creditor's attorney, the court may find that the attorney has become a fact witness and...more

2/7/2014 - Attorney-Client Privilege Commercial Bankruptcy Debtor-Creditor Proof of Claims Work Product Privilege

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