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Court decides to ‘wait and see’ in its refusal to grant an administration order

Rowntree Ventures Ltd v Oak Property Partners Ltd [2016] EWHC 1523 (Ch) - The High Court recently re-affirmed the discretionary nature of its right to grant an administration order. In this case, the court refused to...more

To Assume or Reject: Unexpired Real Property Leases in Bankruptcy

When a debtor files for bankruptcy, certain contracts that are executory such as unexpired real property leases may be assumed or rejected as part of the bankruptcy process. This ability to assume or reject has significant...more

CR&B Alert - Commercial Restructuring and Bankruptcy News - May 2016, No. 2

Can A Bank-Appointed Director Block A Bankruptcy Filing By A Borrower? The scenario is fairly typical. A loan goes into default and the bank and the borrower enter into a Forbearance Agreement. One of the conditions of...more

To Mitigate or Not to Mitigate – That is the Question!

If you suffer loss as a result of negligent advice, do you have a duty to mitigate? If yes, what does that duty look like in practice? How far do you need to go in attempts to reduce the loss you have suffered? This was the...more

Ninth Circuit: Affordable Housing Restrictions Do Not Limit Value of Secured Claim in Bankruptcy Cram Down

In In re Sunnyslope Housing Ltd. Partnership, No. 12-17241, 2016 WL 1392318 (9th Cir. Apr. 8, 2016), a divided panel of the Ninth Circuit held that affordable housing restrictive covenants should not affect the valuation of a...more

IRS Agrees Traditional Bad Boy Guarantees Do Not Change Character of Nonrecourse Loan

The Internal Revenue Service has apparently seen the light — at least with respect to the effect of “bad boy” guarantees on a loan that is otherwise nonrecourse for income tax purposes. Last month, we reported that the IRS...more

Seventh Circuit Holds Pre-Bankruptcy Termination of Lease May Be Avoidable Transfer

Landlords dealing with troubled tenants often enter into termination agreements that dictate terms for the consensual terminations of unexpired leases. Among other benefits, such termination agreements provide certainty and...more

Proof of Claim: Foreign Qualification Requirements May Be More Important Than You Thought

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

Neither the non-charitable corporation, itself, nor its directors hold the corporate assets in trust, absent special facts.

A charitable corporation is more a trust than a corporation, a topic that is taken up in an earlier posting on this site. See http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/the-charitable-corporation-a-trust-in-d-90654/. In the case of a...more

It Wasn’t Wirth It: Nonresident Limited Partners Liable for Personal Income Tax on Discharge of Nonrecourse Debt

In June 17, 2014, in Wirth v. Commonwealth, 82-85 MAP 2012, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court (the “Court”) affirmed the Commonwealth Court’s holding that nonresident limited partners were liable for Pennsylvania Personal Income...more

How Remote is Bankruptcy Remote? Is an Operating Agreement Restriction Against a Bankruptcy Filing Without the Unanimous Consent...

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

Endicott Interconnect Technologies Seeks Bankruptcy Protection

Endicott Interconnect Technologies Seeks Bankruptcy Protection by Joel R. Glucksman on August 2, 2013 Endicott Interconnect Technologies has filed for bankruptcy protection with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Utica, and...more

Perspectives on Real Estate - Fall 2012

In This Issue: - Energy Consumption Data Reporting in California – AB 1103 and 531 - Real Estate and Construction Risk Management: Tips to Ensure Your Status as an Additional Insured - Attention: New Foreign Tax...more

Ruling Protects Secured Creditors' Rights

Originally published in the Connecticut Law Tribune on September 24, 2012. When a Chapter 11 debtor proposes to sell secured assets prior to confirmation of a plan, it may not do so without providing its secured...more

Bankruptcy Court Determines that Property Transfer by Corporation in Which Debtor Holds a 50% Interest Does Not Constitute a...

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey recently found that a debtor’s transfer of property owned by a corporation in which the debtor allegedly held a 50% interest did not automatically constitute a...more

Mezzanine Borrower’s Chapter 11 Case Filed on Eve of Foreclosure Sale Dismissed as a Bad Faith Filing

On December 22, 2011, Judge Mary F. Walrath of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware dismissed with prejudice a mezzanine borrower’s chapter 11 case. See In re JER/ Jameson Mezz Borrower II LLC, 461 B.R. 293...more

Commercial Property Owners May Be Held Personally Liable For Sour Investments

Commercial Property Owners May Be Held Personally Liable For Sour Investments A new ruling in Michigan may give creditors more legal backing to go after the personal assets of commercial real estate landlords whose...more

Seventh Circuit Affirms Secured Creditors’ Cramdown Rights

On January 19, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in an opinion penned by Judge Richard Posner affirmed a bankruptcy court’s dismissal of In re River East Plaza, LLC, a single asset real estate...more

Ninth Circuit Issues a Bankruptcy Opinion Favorable to Lenders to SPEs

In its recent decision in Meruelo Maddux Properties, Inc., the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that an entity that meets the definition of a “single real estate” debtor under the Bankruptcy Code...more

Real Estate Lenders Rejoice: Ninth Circuit Holds that the Property Held by One Debtor in a Bankruptcy Case Involving a...

On January 27, 2012, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a property level debtor was subject to the single asset real estate provisions of the Bankruptcy Code even though the debtor was one of fifty-three debtor...more

An [In]Subordinate Lender: Delaware Bankruptcy Court Dismisses Mezzanine Borrower's Chapter 11 Case for Bad Faith

In an opinion that has wide-ranging implications for the structured finance industry, the Delaware bankruptcy court recently dismissed a mezzanine borrower’s chapter 11 case as a bad faith filing pursuant to section 1112(b)...more

Centro Properties Group Reorganizes: One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for Australian Restructurings

After four long years, Australia-based Centro Properties Group (“CNP”) has consummated a global restructuring that combines a debt-for-equity swap with an aggregation of its assets into a new real estate investment trust,...more

Single Asset Real Estate Bankruptcies Revisited

In 2005, the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act made substantial changes to the administration of bankruptcy cases that involve single asset real estate (“SARE”) matters. Most notably, the 2005 Act...more

Rev.Pontos de Vista-2011-Real Estate and Companies Bankruptcy

In an interview to the Magazine "Pontos de Vista", I have tried to covered various and actuals topics, ie, the real estate appraisal, subject in focus after the memorandum signed between Portuguese Governement, IMF and...more

Developers personally liable: insolvency and the SPV (UK)

Developers can be personally exposed if they control risk on a development through the limited liability of an SPV vehicle. A recent case holds directors persoanlly liable for the SPV's debts after they should have realised...more

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