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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
It is unfortunate, but true: a commercial tenant may someday be required to deal with a bankrupt landlord. Any bankruptcy filing can be complicated and chaotic. But, a tenant faced with a landlord’s is more than just a...more
In In re Scimeca Foundation Inc., 497 B.R. 783 (Bankr. E.D. Pa. 2013), a Chapter 7 trustee sought court approval for a sale of the debtor’s property and resolution of related issues over the objections of the debtor. In...more
A recent bankruptcy decision from a New Jersey Bankruptcy Court (In re Surma, 504 B.R. 770 (Bankr. D.N.J. 2014)) has once again drawn attention to the effect assignment of rents provisions in mortgages can have, depending on...more
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Lenders that exercise their rights to foreclose upon collateral are often met with a bankruptcy filing near or shortly after the date of sale. Obviously, if a lender learns of a bankruptcy prior to the foreclosure, the sale...more
Landlords' set to obtain "full value" as a result of re-statement of ancient equitable principle -
Pillar Denton Limited and others v Jervis and others -
In a ruling relating to the stricken...more
I hired a property management company to aid me in managing a receivership property. A defendant in the case has threatened to sue the management company for action taken at my request. Can the defendant sue the management...more
Many companies that file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection do not end up in a rapid liquidation. Some, after a successful reorganization period, emerge from the bankruptcy process still viable and financially healthy. ...more
In This Issue:
"Can Bankruptcy Be A Tool To Combat Eminent Domain? Probably Not" and "Finding the Facts Before the Lawsuit Begins: Pre-Complaint Discovery in Pennsylvania"
Excerpt from Can Bankruptcy Be A Tool...more
The Debtor failed to disclose, among other things, the existence of certain real estate interests in his schedules in a Chapter 7 case filed in 1994. The Chapter 7 Trustee objected to discharge for failing to disclose all...more
As we have discussed in previous posts, if a debtor actively falsifies a financial statement to obtain a loan, such debt is not dischargeable in a subsequent bankruptcy proceeding under § 523(a)(2)(B) of the Bankruptcy Code....more
In my prior post, I discussed (1) what a keeper is and (2) why you should designate a Keeper. This post examines (3) the benefits of a Keeper and (4) some risks relating to a Keeper....more
In this article from the February 2013 ABI Journal, I review the reasoning of several recent decisions which depart from previous precedent permitting the treatment of real estate loans beyond the term of a chapter 13 plan....more
As stated in Doug Waldorf’s post below, the concept of property valuation in regards to a deficiency judgment is well established within the Eleventh Circuit. The fair market value of the property is established at the...more
On December 22, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed three bills—SB 1283, SB 1284, and SB 1285—to exclude from state mortgage laws, including its predatory lending law and loan originator licensing act, any loan transaction...more
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled in the case of In Re: McCormick that a recorded North Carolina deed of trust indexed in a county’s grantor/grantee index may nevertheless be avoided by a trustee in...more
Originally published in the August 27, 2012 issue of Thomson Reuters News & Insight.
Amid the recent proliferation of commercial mortgage defaults in New York, the question of whether property of a debtor’s bankruptcy...more
A ruling by a Bankruptcy Court in Illinois that a bankruptcy trustee could avoid two mortgages which utilized a standard form used by the lending industry would constitute a precedent opening the door to avoidance of...more
Read the opinion here: http://chapter11cases.com/new-bankruptcy-opinion-in-re-2655-bush-llc-bankr-court-nd-california-2012-case-no-12-30388-tec-issue-automatic-stay-relief-in-single-asset-real-estate-case/
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