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Mechanics Lien Rights: Use ‘Em or Lose ‘Em

An important new case regarding New Hampshire Mechanics Lien Law has application for contractors in all states and reminds the industry of how painful uncollectible debts can be. In Moultonborough Hotel Group decided on July...more

Suppliers Must Take Affirmative Steps to Determine Source of Payments to Protect Construction Lien Claim Rights

In L&W Supply Corp. v. Joe DeSilva, et al., (Docket No. A-2960-10T2, December 19, 2012) (“L&W Supply”), a decision recently approved for publication, the Appellate Division provides guidance to material suppliers seeking to...more

Commercial Restructuring & Bankruptcy Alert - June 2012

In this issue: - Construction Lenders Beware - Supreme Court Upholds Secured Creditor’s Right to Credit Bid in a Bankruptcy Case - Jointly Administered Plans Must Obtain Impaired Class Approval ‘Per Debtor’...more

Breaking News: Insurance Coverage for "Hidden" Mechanics' and Materialmen's Lien Claims in North Carolina is Disappearing

Even in good economic times, lien claims asserted by subcontractors and material suppliers abound and lead to costly disputes. As in many states, North Carolina’s materialmen’s lien statutes create a system where “hidden” or...more

How To Minimize Construction Default Consequences

The abandoned construction project can present a nightmare for a property owner. This article details precautions an owner can take pre-construction to minimize the consequences of a failed project....more

Rainbow 215, LLC Chapter 11

Appropriate Rate of Interest in a Cramdown--Judge's Confirmation of Plan of Reorganization of a Single-Asset Real Estate Developer

"APPROPRIATE RATE OF INTEREST" FOR A CHAPTER 11 CRAM-DOWN & THE SUPREME COURT’S "TILL" DECISION According to the Bankruptcy Code, a confirmable Plan of Reorganization must provide dissenting secured creditors a sum...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

Beware: "Broken" Subdivision Pitfalls Will Linger for Years to Come: Top Ten Questions You Need to Ask

We now see signs of hope on the horizon for the battered real estate market. But recovery typically happens in stages and there is no reason that this recovery will differ in that regard. At the initial stages of a recovery,...more

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