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Debt Dialogue: January 2017

This month’s issue of Debt Dialogue address handover of records to a substitute collateral manager (in the Tilton litigation), the EU bail-in rules, the interplay of Section 3(c)(7) of the Investment Company Act and rights of...more

The Devil's Dictionary of Bankruptcy Terms: Cram Up

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The "Devil's Dictionary" is a quick-reference guide for commercial lenders and other restructuring professionals. In this series, we highlight many of the buzz words found in the Dictionary and used in today's bankruptcy...more

Commercial Mortgage Loans and CMBS: Developments in the European Market – Chapter 7

by K&L Gates LLP on

When this Chapter was published in the preceding edition to this book in 2012, the main focus of the discussion on intercreditor agreements was the A/B intercreditor as such senior/junior lender arrangement was, and for the...more

Commercial Restructuring & Bankruptcy Alert - October 2016

by Reed Smith on

Welcome to the October 2016 issue of the CR&B Alert, the newsletter produced by Reed Smith's Commercial Restructuring & Bankruptcy Group. Excerpt from newsletter: DELAWARE AND NEW YORK AT ODDS OVER RECLAMATION...more

Does a title company owe a duty of care to third parties in the recording of legal instruments?

by Snell & Wilmer on

This is precisely the question that the Ninth Circuit recently certified to the Washington Supreme Court in Centurion Properties III, LLC v. Chicago Title Ins. Co. Facts of the Case - In this case, Centurion...more

US Supreme Court Decision in Bank of America, N.A. v. Caulkett

by Barley Snyder on

In a 9-0 decision released on June 1, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled, in Bank of America, N.A. v. Caulkett, 135 S. Ct. 1995 (2015), that a debtor in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding may not void a junior mortgage lien...more

Intercreditor Agreements: Recognize That Second Lien Financings Are A Special Case Of Subordinated Lending

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

BOKF, N.A. v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (In re MPM Silicones, LLC), 518 B.R. 740 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 2014) – Senior lienholders sued lenders holding junior liens on common collateral, arguing that the junior lienholders...more

Rare-Earth Producer Molycorp. and North American Subsidiaries File Chapter 11

by Morris James LLP on

Before the petition date, creditors holding more than 70 percent of the debtors' senior debt agreed to provide $225 million in financing, subject to Court approval. A proposed restructuring support agreement plans to...more

Mortgage Modifications: Senior Loans May Become Not So Senior

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Sperry Assoc. Fed. Credit Union v. US Bank Nat’l Ass’n (In re White), 514 B.R. 365 (Bankr. E.D.N.Y. 2014) – A junior mortgagee sought to subordinate the senior mortgage loan based on an argument that modification of...more

Merger Doctrine Does Not Prevent Deed of Trust Beneficiary From Extinguishing Junior Lien through Foreclosure, California Court...

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The California Court of Appeal recently held that a foreclosure by the beneficiary under a first deed of trust extinguished a junior lien, even though the beneficiary acquired the property by way of a deed in lieu of...more

The Full Credit Bid at a Foreclosure Sale: Don’t Make One Without the Advice of Knowledgeable Counsel

by Buchalter on

While the Great Recession appears to be slowly receding, rising oil costs and other price increases threaten to choke off what had appeared to be an economic recovery. Accordingly, foreclosures may become more frequent in the...more

News for Contractors and Construction Lenders in Arizona and Nevada – The Contractors' Lien May Trump the Bank's

by Polsinelli on

In addition to an arid climate and plenty of sunshine, Arizona and Nevada have something more to offer contractors: a potentially advantageous position over lenders when a project goes bad. When a project derails and...more

A Lender Holding Two Liens Can Foreclose on the Senior Lien and Sue on the Junior Lien

by Snell & Wilmer on

In Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Riggio, No. 1CA-CV-12-0430 (Ariz. Ct. App. June 4, 2013), the Arizona Court of Appeals held: (i) that the “merger of rights” doctrine does not “merge” a lender’s first and second lien into a...more

U.S. Bank, Nat’l Ass’n v. Lightstone Holdings, LLC (N.Y. App. Div. Feb. 14. 2013) -- Senior Lender Gets Second Chance to Assert...

by King & Spalding on

A recent decision in the protracted litigation by lenders of Extended Stay to recover under guaranties executed by owners of Extended Stay highlights the need for clear and unambiguous drafting in intercreditor agreements....more

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