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Will Inherited IRAs Be Used As A Tool for Protecting An Inheritance from Creditors?

by Bryan Cave on

A recent decision out of a New Jersey Bankruptcy Court highlights a loophole in the Bankruptcy Code which may allow Chapter 7 debtors to keep significant assets out of the hands of trustees and creditors. In In re...more

SDNY Holds Trustee Cannot Evade Section 546(g) Safe Harbor

On June 11, Southern District of New York Judge Jed Rakoff dismissed the complaint of the Trustee for the SemGroup estate seeking to avoid a novation made to Barclays pre-bankruptcy under a swap agreement....more

Points & Authorities - Fall 2012

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In This Issue: - The Innovative Design Protection Act: Bound for Success or Doomed to Fail? - Strategic Licensing Considerations - New Faces - Points from the President - Think Again Before Walking Away from...more

Fraudsters Beware - Homestead Exemptions Don't Always Work

by Brian Mahany on

New tax court case limits the asset protection afforded to Florida residents by Florida's homestead law. If you transfer assets to avoid creditors, do not automatically assume that Florida's powerful homestead exemption will...more

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