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NINTH CIRCUIT REJECTS “WHOLE BUSINESS ENTERPRISE” EXCEPTION

A late January ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has gladdened real estate lenders and struck terror into the hearts of developers. Essentially, the court prevented a major real estate developer from using the...more

Can I Short Sell My House While in Bankruptcy?

As I wrote in a recent article, more than 50% of homes in Arizona are worth less than what is owed on them. This is leading many people to try and short sale their home. However, because of other debt issues, many people also...more

50% of Arizona Homes are Upside Down: Bankruptcy & the Housing Crisis

Yesterday the Arizona Republic reported that Arizona has the second highest rate of homes where the owners owe more than the home is worth. Nearly 50% of Arizona's homes are not worth what is owed, and in Phoenix the number...more

Leases and Bankruptcy

Car leases, apartment leases, house leases, commercial property leases. When times are good the lease provides you with the security you need to plan for the future. You know you have that car, apartment, house, store...more

Oh My, Oh MERS! NY Bankruptcy Judge Rules That Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems (MERS) Lacks Right To Assign Mortgages

First the robo-signing controversy. Then the U.S. Bank v. Ibanez ruling. Now the next bombshell ruling in the foreclosure mess has just come down fr0m a New York federal bankruptcy judge. The case is In Re Agard (click...more

Short Sale v. Bankruptcy

In this article I discuss the pro and cons of short sales compared to that of simply surrendering a home through the bankruptcy process....more

How Long Can I Stay in My Home in Bankruptcy?

Many people are facing the possiblity of losing their home, or have already made the decision to leave their home. By filing bankruptcy you can either try and save your home or at least buy yourself some time prior to...more

Bankruptcy Lawyers Guest On Real Estate Radio AM830 This Sunday at 10 a.m.!

Tune in to AM830 as Real Estate Radio this Sunday morning from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. with Ron Seigel welcomes Greifenforff Law Offices, PC attorneys John Greifendorff and myself, Christine Wilton for a lively discussion that...more

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