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Closing the Chapter 7 Loophole for High Income Debtors

Heralded by debtor’s attorneys as “a wonderful loophole”1 in the Bankruptcy Code, a debtor who has primarily business, rather than consumer, debts can qualify for a speedy Chapter 7 discharge despite a high earning capacity...more

When Lenders are the Losers in Bankruptcy Court...Well, Not so Fast

Last October, I wrote about a scheme employed, in three separate bankruptcy cases, by debtors seeking to evade the absolute priority rule in order to keep the real property owned by the debtor in the hands of the ‘family’ at...more

New Law Aims To It Easier To Levy On Bank Accounts

Last year, the Consumer Financial Services Committee of the Business Law Section of the California State Bar sponsored AB 2364 (Wagner). This bill, which took effect on Tuesday, is intended to simplify the process for levying...more

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