Bankruptcy Law Articles

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discussing legal aspects related to Bankruptcy.




Winding Down: How to Properly Close your Business

Businesses close for a number of reasons. Sometimes, they close because the founder has suddenly become ill or has passed away, or perhaps because of bad economic times, increased competition or poor management. No matter why, all business owners must undertake a number of steps before closing their doors.

California's Foreclosure Surge Leads to Stricter Regulations

As the national foreclosure crisis continues to grow, the federal government and several states are taking corrective measures to diminish the fallout from predatory lenders and fraudulent subprime mortgage bankers. Several of these measures aim to make it easier for owners to retain their homes while they renegotiate their mortgages.

Reform 3/2009 to the Spanish Insolvency Law

The Royal Decree Law 3/2009 of the 27th of March is a recent reform of the principal Spanish rules relating to insolvencies, i.e. the Insolvency Law 22/2003 of the 9th of July.

Truth about Foreclosure Rescue

We have been in this housing crisis for a while now and the misconceptions have had a chance to proliferate. It is time for some straight talk, from a leading practitioner in the industry, which homeowners can rely on in making crucial decisions about their distressed properties.

New Life for Bankrupt Projects?

Chapter 11 reorganizations may now be feasible for single asset real estate entities.

Is Bankruptcy for You?

What You Need to Know Before Filing Bankruptcy

The Preferred Method of Responding to Preference Demands: How to Know when to Say Deal or No Deal

With the recent onslaught of large bankruptcy filings occurring nationwide, many of which are ending up with the filing companies being fully liquidated, if you have not yet started receiving preference demand letters from debtors or bankruptcy trustees offering you quick discounted settlements, you probably will over the course of the next few months.

Problems with your Lender?

Working out your issues with your lender. It is a fair statement that no one could have predicted the direction of the economy and the havoc that the economy would play in the commercial real estate market. Investing in real estate seemed like the ideal investment at the time—several years ago.

Mortgage Foreclosure in France

Should you consider handing over your keys back to the bank?

How will Bankruptcy Affect your Credit?

Bankruptcy is often seen as a quick fix for credit problems and it is. Filing and obtaining a bankruptcy ruling will stop creditors from harassing you for payments and it can wipe out all credit card debt and other unsecured debts.

Bankruptcy vs Debt Settlement - How to Compare?

Receiving frequent calls and letters from the debt collectors increase the stress in the difficult situation. Fortunately, there are solutions for those dealing with what seems to be insurmountable debt.

Why you Need an Attorney to File Bankruptcy in San Diego

You may need help with your bankruptcy

French Insolvency Law - Leaseback Issues

Pursuant to the Insolvency Act 26 July 2005 and Article L622-17 of the Code de Commerce, debts arising after the date a French company is put into Receivership must be paid by the company's Receiver. However, those debts e.g. rents that arose prior to the leaseback company becoming insolvent must be lodged in the insolvency proceedings. This is a necessary step in order for the Court to admit claims and consider you as a (usually non-preferential) creditor in the Receivership.

Modern Designs of Cross-Default Clauses - Germany

Cross-default clauses are part of the customary tools and modules of international banks. Their operational area covers credit agreements with enterprises, as well as governments and governmental agencies all over the world.

Practice & Procedures for Properly Closing a Foreign Invested Company in China

In light of the financial downturn, many foreign invested companies simply are abandoned by their foreign investors. However with recent guidelines issued by the Chinese government, foreign investors may be subject to more substantial liability, for failure to properly close their FIE. This article sets forth guidelines regarding proper closure of an FIE.

Discharge of Unfiled Taxes under BAPCPA: No More Super Discharge

The article details the effects of the new bankruptcy law on income tax discharges.

You Own the Business, Should you Own the Space?

Both individuals and businesses are faced with the choice of whether to lease or whether to purchase property. Many of the same considerations apply whether the property is an automobile, a personal residence or an office condo or building. These considerations need to be weighed by the individual or company to determine which is the right decision for you.

Debt Collection in Romania

In Romanian Law a debt represents a patrimonial right in on the basis of which the creditor can request from another person (named debtor) to act per his obligations.

Advice on enforcement of a UK Court Judgment in France

Which assets are capable of being taken by execution in France on an English judgment?

Piercing the Corporate Veil in Florida

Limitations to corporate liability protection. Principles discussed are of general application, though legal authorities cited are based on Florida law.

Florida Foreclosure Fraud Protection Law Enacted - Homeowners Provided Protection against Mortgage Loan Modification Firms

On October 1, 2008, the Florida legislature enacted the Florida Foreclosure Fraud Protection Act. This new law protects homeowners from many of the foreclosure rescue scams, unlicensed loan modification companies, and other questionable companies that are targeting people in foreclosure.

Can I Really Stop Foreclosure?

Most people do not realize that they can stop foreclosure even if they stopped paying their mortgage.

The Looming California Rental Crisis - Coming to a Town near You

This article uncovers the next real estate crisis, a shortage of affordable rental properties. As someone familiar with the real estate market in the Coachella Valley of California, the author examines this area of California in particular and uncovers what could be a silver lining soon for the construction industry especially in light of the decline in new construction. While real estate agents are also suffering, and brokerage houses are closing, the rental industry may be ready for a boom.

The State of the Construction and Building Industry in California - More Problems on the Horizon

The author of this article discusses some possible new problems the construction industry may face in the current economic crisis. As one familiar with real estate and construction issues in California, the author discusses constractor lending problems, construction defect and lender lawsuits and looks at what could be an even more perfect storm heading for the construction industry in California.

The Real Estate Crisis in California and Lawsuits in the Wake of the Credit Crunch

The author of this article discusses some possible new problems the real estate market may face in California as the economic crisis and credit crisis grows. The article also focuses on some new construction law problems in California related to the credit crisis and the relates the type of calls attorneys are now getting from the public in fear of losing their homes.

Draft TARP Bailout Forms For The $700 Billion Dollar Troubled Asset Relief Program

The author has prepared these draft forms for use in TARP, the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program. While the forms may need some tweaking, in this humorous article the author provides draft forms not just for TARP 1, but also for TARP 2 when financial institutions need to request additional funds.

The $700 Billion Bailout - The Start of $700 Billion in Regulations for Lawyers to Figure Out

This legal author discusses the $700 Billion Bailout Plan, the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and what it means for federal regulations lawyers who will be called to interpret the law and the truckloads of new regulations that will likely follow. After years of deregulation in the U.S. and internationally, one thing is certain in these uncertain times. There are going to be a great deal more regulations put on the financial and other industries.

Manager's Liability within the Framework of Bankruptcy

The still recent Spanish Bankruptcy Law more fully examines the legal system regarding company managers’ liability. This new liability system serves to supplement the system already provided for in the Public Limited Company and Limited Liability Company Laws, as well as the Criminal Code, within the framework of corporate crime.

Proofs of Claim in Bankruptcy

The simplest way for creditors to protect their rights in bankruptcy cases is by properly filing a proof of claim. This article discusses briefly the necessity for filing a proof of claim, the procedure for filing a proof of claim, and the effect of filing a proof of claim in a bankruptcy case. Citations have been omitted from this version of the article.

Decline of Request to Extend the Bankruptcy to Vice-President of a Bankrupt Company

Courtroom E of the National Commercial Court of Appeals (the “Court of Appeals”) confirmed a ruling passed by the Court of First Instance which declined the request of a company’s trustee in bankruptcy to extend the bankruptcy to the company’s vice-president due to an alleged use of the company’s funds to his own personal benefit.

Insolvency Proceedings in Argentina

We briefly analyze the insolvency proceedings available to both companies and individuals in Argentina.

Mortgage Securitisation in Turkey

A new beginning.

Mortgages in Bulgaria – Specific Issues

The mortgage is generally interest in land given to a creditor by the owners of a property as a guarantee for a loan.


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