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Winding Down. If a corporation’s board of directors decides that the business needs to be wound down, there are a number of legal paths to consider. ...more
Stinson Leonard Street attorney Keith Moheban led a team of attorneys that won an important decision for firm client BMO Harris Bank at the Minnesota Supreme Court Feb. 18, 2015. Construing Minnesota’s Uniform Fraudulent...more
Liebzeit v. Intercity State Bank (In re Blanchard), 520 B.R. 740 (Bankr. E.D. Wis. 2014) –
A Chapter 7 trustee sought to avoid a mortgage on the debtors’ property using the “strong arm” powers of a hypothetical bona...more
Recent legal and regulatory developments have raised issues for those considering a loan-to-own acquisition strategy, and have continued to impact both the structure of highly leveraged financings and the makeup of those...more
The two major legal issues currently facing the metals industry are benchmark pricing and metals warehousing. We have spoken regularly at industry events and to our clients about both of these topics and a number of you have...more
On February 17, 2015, Saladworks, LLC filed a chapter 11 bankruptcy case in Delaware. The case has been docketed as case no. 15-10327 and has been assigned to The Honorable Laurie Selber Silverstein....more
On Friday February 6, the Puerto Rico Federal District Court ruled the Debt Enforcement and Recovery Act (the “Recovery Act”) unconstitutional. Franklin Calif. Tax-Free Trust, et al. v. Comm. Of Puerto Rico et al., (D.P.R.,...more
New Bern Riverfront Dev., LLC v Weaver Cooke Constr., LLC (In re New Bern Riverfront Dev. LLC), 521 B.R. 718 (Bankr. E.D.N.C. 2014) – The debtor made claims against a surety that issued a performance bond in connection with a...more
On January 14, 2015, Target Corporation ("Target US") announced the exit of substantially all of its Canadian operations less than two years after opening its first Canadian stores in a strategic push to operate at least one...more
Following a consultation on the issues last year, an Order was laid before the UK Parliament on Monday (9 February 2015) to prevent suppliers of water, gas, electricity, communications services and IT from cutting off supply...more
The legal principles governing corporate finance are often complex. Sometimes, however, the simplest of errors can be the most costly. Such was the case with a large syndicated secured loan made to General Motors. Due to a...more
In Ram, et al. v. OneWest Bank, FSB, et al. (filed 2/6/15, No. A139055), the California Court of Appeal held that a nonjudicial foreclosure sale is not void merely because the notice of default was recorded by an entity who...more
In a February 4, 2015 opinion, the bankruptcy judge presiding over Stockton, California's Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy case approved Stockton's bankruptcy plan of adjustment.
In re City of Stockton, 2015 Bankr....more
In a new Action on Decision (AOD 2015-10), the IRS stated that it will not follow the Tax Court’s 2004 Martinez decision, which had allowed a general partner to exclude cancellation of debt (COD) income from a partnership in...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
On January 21, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued an opinion regarding a mistaken UCC-3 termination statement that all loan market participants should consider carefully. The Second Circuit held...more
In This Issue:
- Minority Holders Gain Leverage Through Recent Interpretation of Trust Indenture Act
- New Jersey Joins Number of States Creating Specialty Business Courts
- Credit Bid Rights Bolstered in...more
Europe's latest legislative response to the recent financial crisis — the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD) — is intended to establish a minimum common toolbox for regulators in each member state to address bank...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
The impact of Argentina's prolonged dispute with the holdouts of its defaulted debt continues to reverberate in the context of foreign sovereign debt restructuring. What has been called the "trial of the century" because of...more
“The news from the telecom industry will remain unrelentingly negative until a cyclical upturn is in sight possibly not until 2003. In the interim the telecommunications sector will be entering a build-buy or be bought phase...more
The Bankruptcy Code authorizes a bankruptcy trustee to avoid (i.e., obtain the return of) certain types of prepetition property transfers so that the bankrupt estate can be divided among creditors fairly. For example, a...more
The Bankruptcy Code's so-called "cramdown" statute provides debtors with a significant tool that can be used to impose a reorganization plan upon recalcitrant secured lenders, subject to fulfillment of certain requirements....more
For the past several years, low interest rates and higher commodity prices have resulted in generally favorable financial conditions in the energy sector, keeping energy bankruptcy activity to a minimum. With the recent sharp...more
When terminating a financing statement, it is necessary to be certain that other financing statements are not unintentionally released, according to an opinion last week of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. The effect of...more
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