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Former Directors and Officers of Bankrupt Company Reach $4.75 Million Settlement with the Ministry of Environment over Cleanup...

On October 28, 2013, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE) announced that it had reached a settlement with the former directors and officers of Northstar Aerospace whereby those former directors and officers agreed to...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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