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Lawrence v. Commonwealth of Ky. Transportation Cabinet (In re Shelbyville Road Shoppes, LLC), 775 F.3d 789 (6th Cir. 2015) – A chapter 7 trustee sought return of a “good faith” deposit made prior to bankruptcy in connection...more
While asset-light strategies have been used for decades in the hotel industry, the strategy and how to implement it are a bit more complicated in the development space, whether for a hotel or time-share company. A typical...more
While asset-light strategies have been utilized for decades in the hotel industry, the strategy and how to implement it are a bit more complicated in the development space, whether for a hotel or time-share company. A typical...more
After a mortgagor filed bankruptcy, a lender brought claims under a ship mortgage insurance title policy. [See, First Am. Bank v. First Am. Transp. Title Ins. Co., 759 F.3d 427 (5th Cir. 2014).] The lender appealed the...more
What happens when a debtor, whose loan is pooled and securitized, files for bankruptcy? Are payments made to investors recoverable as fraudulent transfers or preferences?
Until recently, no published court opinion...more
Bankruptcy Court reinforces importance of parties’ intent in determining the nature of overriding royalty interests under state law.
On April 2, 2015, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware...more
Mano-Y&M Ltd. v. Field (In re Mortgage Store, Inc.), 773 F.3d 990 (9th Cir. 2014) –
A chapter 7 trustee sought to avoid a transfer by the debtor as a fraudulent conveyance and then to recover funds disbursed by the...more
In recent months, the US has seen a staggering increase in the number of retailers, both large and small, filing for bankruptcy. Among others, Dots, Alco Stores, Radio Shack, Deb Shops, Wet Seal, and Delia’s have each filed...more
At issue in GRG Acquisitions, LLC v. MDM Golf of Gillette Ridge, LLC (In re MDM Golf of Gillette Ridge, LLC), Case No. 14-21565 (ASD) (December 23, 2014), was whether relief from the automatic stay should be granted to a...more
Several years ago, the real estate financing market took an unexpected turn. In 2011, a court in Michigan rendered a decision which called into question whether a non-recourse loan was truly “non-recourse” (liability limited...more
The Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit confirmed that the Pennsylvania Landlord and Tenant Act is inapplicable to an agreement by a landowner authorizing the “lessee” to extract oil and gas lying beneath the property's...more
As many commercial landlords can attest based on experience, a tenant that files bankruptcy receives the benefit of rights and protections under the Bankruptcy Code that it would not have outside of bankruptcy. Among other...more
In re Sky Ventures, LLC, 523 B.R. 163 (Bankr. D. Minn. 2014) – After a debtor obtained court approval to retroactively reject a lease as of the bankruptcy filing date, the landlord moved to reset the rejection date and for...more
On February 4, 2015, women’s clothing retailer, Cache Inc., filed a chapter 11 bankruptcy case in Delaware. The petition lists the top 30 unsecured creditors. Two of the largest creditors are landlords Simon Property Group...more
Under section 550(a) of the Bankruptcy Code, a trustee or debtor in possession may recover property (or its value) that has been fraudulently transferred “from the initial transferee or the entity for whose benefit the...more
The recent drop in crude oil prices has been a boon to consumers and businesses alike. However, sustained lower crude prices will invariably have a negative impact on drilling activity in those states where oil and gas...more
WHEN THE TENANT FILES BANKRUPTCY
I. Before the Bankruptcy is Filed.
The Bankruptcy Code, found at 11 U.S.C. §§ 101, et seq., creates a category of rights known as “executory contracts.” An executory contract, in...more
In re Flex Fin. Holding Co., 518 B.R. 891 (Bankr. D. Kan. 2014) –
A landlord filed a proof of claim for ~$1.34 million for a debtor’s prepetition breach of its lease. The debtor objected based on the landlord’s...more
The Chapter 7 case of First Connecticut Consulting Group, Inc. and James J. Licata (the “Cases”) began as Chapter 11 cases over twelve years ago. The cases were consolidated and remained in Chapter 11 for four years as...more
On October 16, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit entered an order requiring a real estate lender, First National Bank (the “Lender”), to refund certain mortgage payments it received from...more
The US Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California (the "Court") recently upheld the validity of a commercial lease provision by which a debtor/tenant waived its rights to seek relief from forfeiture (i.e.,...more
The following discussion examines a number of factors that have complicated the bankruptcy process. It also offers a look at how out-of-court restructurings might be a more viable course for distressed business owners to...more
A commercial landlord sought relief from the automatic stay so that it could complete prepetition eviction proceedings against the debtor. The debtor objected, arguing that it had a right to assume the lease. The case turned...more
A useful tool granted to trustees (and debtors-in-possession) in bankruptcy is the ability to assume or reject leases.1 The trustee can exploit this power to the estate's economic advantage, either assuming or rejecting the...more
Nonrecourse financing is common in today's commercial real estate lending market. So too are the use of special purpose entities ("SPEs") and limited guaranties from SPE members of all or a portion of the debt, the latter of...more
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