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Post date: Tuesday, August 09, 2016

While the bankruptcy process may bring a new beginning, the Bankruptcy Code provides — and some say rightfully so — debtors with much less protection against tax claims than other types of claims for public policy and much-applauded revenue reasons.

Post date: Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Despite lingering questions concerning the scope of a bankruptcy court’s jurisdiction in the wake of Supreme Court decisions in Stern v. Marshall[1] and Wellness Int’l Network, Ltd., et al v.

Post date: Thursday, February 04, 2016

The Third Circuit recently became the first U.S. Court of Appeals to rule that a pension plan established by a church agency does not qualify as an exempt “church plan” under subsection 4(b)(2) of the Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

Post date: Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Bankruptcy Taxation Committee had a particularly active 2015, and we are headed into 2016 with a lot of momentum. Understanding how tax issues affect the bankruptcy process is key to any case. Join our committee to further your knowledge and appreciation of tax issues in bankruptcy.

Post date: Tuesday, December 15, 2015

This year has seen many significant developments affecting the intersection of labor and employment issues and bankruptcy. The Labor and Employment Committee endeavors to remain at the forefront of this highly specialized and complex subset of bankruptcy laws in an effort to keep its members well-informed as they navigate these issues.

Post date: Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Benjamin Franklin once famously said, “Nothing is certain except death and taxes.” The U.S. federal income tax rules certainly apply to both profitable companies and troubled companies to ensure that no party is left out of the fun. These tax consequences can have a material impact on both the current and future health of a debtor corporation, as well as on the type and amount of assets of the debtor corporation available to both creditors and purchasers of assets of the debtor corporation.

Post date: Tuesday, September 01, 2015

One of the most attractive benefits of a bankruptcy filing is the potential discharge of indebtedness.[1] However, the bankruptcy discharge may have significant tax consequences for the debtor. Generally, a taxpayer must include, in its gross income, any amount of debt that is discharged, or cancelled, other than by payment.[2]

Post date: Tuesday, September 01, 2015

26 U.S.C. § 6901 and Internal Revenue Code § 6901 enable the IRS Commissioner to collect deficient or underpaid corporate income taxes from a transferee of property. In the recently decided case of Slone v. Commissioner,[1] the appeals court was asked to decide whether the tax court had made an appropriate decision by holding that

Post date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Editor’s Note: The following article, “The Purchaser of a Tax Lien Is the Holder of a 'Tax Claim' Under 11 U.S.C. § 511(a),” won the prize for second place in the Seventh Annual ABI Bankruptcy Law Student Writing Competition. The author, Andrew Reardon, is a recent graduate of St. John’s University School of Law in Jamaica, N.Y. In addition to recognition and publication of his article in the Bankruptcy Taxation Committee Newsletter, Mr. Reardon receives a cash award of $1,250, sponsored by Jenner & Block LLP, and a one-year ABI membership.

Post date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015

An unsecured creditors’ committee is supposed to be representative of the interests of a diverse group of unsecured creditors with an interest in the outcome of a debtor’s reorganization or “fresh start.” Landlords with lease-rejection claims, parties to rejected equipment leases, trade creditors, unsecured bondholders and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation are a few examples.


Ms. Susan A. Berson
Berson Law Group LLP
Overland Park, KS
(913) 397-2702

Mr. Andrew H. Sherman, Esq.
Sills Cummis & Gross PC
Newark, NJ
(973) 643-7000

Mr. David M. Guess
Communications Manager
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Irvine, CA
(949) 732-6500

Mr. Jeffrey K. Garfinkle
Education Director
Irvine, CA
(949) 760-1121

Mr. S. Jason Teele
Education Director
Sills Cummis & Gross PC
Newark, NY
(973) 643-7000

Mr. Lee Hart
Newsletter Editor
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
Atlanta, GA
(404) 322-6349

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