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Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Falls Short on Good-Faith Test
What is an appeal and how do I know if I should appeal?
Bill on Bankruptcy: Delaware Garners Almost All Big Chapter 11s
Bill on Bankruptcy: Madoff Victims Rooting for Stanford Victory
Bill on Bankruptcy: Listening in the Dark at the NCBJ
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Shows Need for Amending Bankruptcy Law
Dean: Law Schools Use Merit Scholarships To Boost Rankings
Bill on Bankruptcy: Unprecedented Actions by Two District Judges
Bill on Bankruptcy: Sex Doesn't Sell Enough to Avoid Bankruptcy
Municipal Bankruptcies – Interview with Bill Kannel, Member, Mintz Levin
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Judge Might Lose Grip on the Case
Getting the best result when you file bankruptcy: don't file with outdated information
Financial Scams Target Struggling Families: Don't Become the Next Victim
Strategic Vision for Emerging Companies – Interview with Marty Lorenzo, Member, Mintz Levin
Dual Track Auctions for Distressed Companies – Interview with Rich Moche, Member, Mintz Levin
Bill on Bankruptcy: LightSquared, the Battle among Hedge Funds
How to Save Your Chapter 13 Case if Your Spouse Files for Divorce
Bill on Bankruptcy: Appeals Court Changes the Law on Fraud
Can You Appeal A Bankruptcy?
Bill on Bankruptcy: US Airways Need a Merger More than AMR
The recent New York case of Lichtenstein v. Willkie Farr addresses a borrower's conflict caused, in part, by a loan covenant. The covenant invoked personal liability of the members in the event the entity files a voluntary...more
Senate Bill 94 does not prevent an attorney from earning fees for helping consumers with home loan modifications. However, no one can accept fees up front for the work, nor can they place fees in their trust...more
Jan. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Law firm Kaye Scholer LLP and financial advisor Capstone Advisory Group LLC are in the sights of a U.S. Trustee aiming to claw back $12 million for an undisclosed agreement to share fees awarded in...more
If you are in decision making process of which attorney or law firm to hire, this post informs you of an important point that will help you make that decision. So before you engage that all important counsel, you should read...more
Important resources for lawyers who are new to the practice of bankruptcy....more
Here’s a real shocker for you: When a partner leaves a healthy law firm, he and his or her new firm can be required to return to his or her old law firm the profits made the cases he or she brings along. These obligations...more
Dewey & LeBoeuf’s inglorious galactic implosion changes all of the rules; it was not too big to fail, it was, however, far too big and corroded to fail in the relatively orderly way others before it failed.
If you are considering filing for bankruptcy and are curious what it costs or have received some quotes from bankruptcy attorneys and are making a decision on who to hire, this post is for you!
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The fundamentals of corporate action can seem about as interesting as flossing. Yet, the failure to attend to either is likely to result in unpleasant consequences as one lawyer recently discovered in Winterton v. Humitech of...more
An inherited IRA has been treated differently by bankruptcy courts than IRA's held by the original owner. If you have inherited an IRA and wonder if you can keep it if you file for bankruptcy, or if you have any retirement...more
Michael Axe reports on the implications of the English Court of Appeal's decision that confidential communications between clients and their accountants are not protected from disclosure by Legal Professional...more
This brief amici curiae supporting Petitioners Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz, P.A., et al., is filed by two bar associations (the Connecticut Bar Association (“CBA”) and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy...more
Pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 37.3, the American Bar Association (ABA), as amicus curiae, respectfully submits this brief in support of Petitioner’s challenge to the constitutionality of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and...more
Petitioners Robert Milavetz and Barbara Nevin are attorneys who provide bankruptcy ad-vice and counseling to clients. They practice as part of petitioner law firm Mi-lavetz, Gallop, and Milavetz, P.A. Petitioners Ronald and...more
This is the Resolution that the American Bar Association House of Delegates unanimously passed on August 4, 2009.
RESOLVED, that the American Bar Association opposes the provisions in the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and...more
John Findley III is admitted to practice law in California. The State Bar of California (State Bar) prosecuted Findley for violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct based on a complaint made by his client. The State Bar...more
California bankruptcy attorney Carl H. Starrett II discusses the impact that bankruptcy can have on a debtor's professional license....more
t was a dark and stormy night when the dame appeared in the doorway of Mark Trade,TM intellectual property investigator. Initial research by Guy Noir indicated there might have been a death under suspicious circumstances, but...more