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Post date: Thursday, March 14, 2019

Releases in conformation orders do not always protect against subsequent litigation or liability. DVL Inc. and DVL Kearney Holdings LLC (collectively, “DVL”) filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey against Congoleum Corp., which in turn sued Bath Iron Works Corp.

Post date: Friday, January 11, 2019

Investing in distressed real estate is often characterized by the high returns it can offer on invested capital, as well as the many ways an investor can lose his invested capital. When investing in distressed real estate, either via equity or debt, it is inevitable that investors will come across “hair” that would normally deter more institutional investors.

Stephanie C. Lieb
Post date: Friday, September 07, 2018

Shopping centers are a delicate blend of stores and services, carefully crafted at the hand of the master mixologist: the landlord. However, if a landlord doesn’t take certain precautions, it may lose its right to control the balance of the ingredients to this cocktail: the tenant mix.

Post date: Friday, September 07, 2018

A Massachusetts bankruptcy court has ruled that a duplex used both as the debtors’ residence and an Airbnb rental qualified for Massachusetts’s homestead exemption.

Post date: Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Bankruptcy trustees are armed with several familiar tools to recover assets for the benefit of the bankruptcy estate. One commonly used tool is state law avoidance powers, which is granted to trustees by § 544(b). However, trustees (and their attorneys) should be aware that § 548 provides an additional, independent cause of action to avoid transfers.

Post date: Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Section 522(b)(3)(A) of the Bankruptcy Code generally permits a debtor to claim exemptions under the state or local law applicable on the date of the filing of the petition.[1] Which state or local exemption scheme applies is determined by a debtor’s domicile during the 730 days immediately preceding the petition date, but what happens

Post date: Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The collapse of a commercial construction project may result in reorganization or liquidation through an insolvency proceeding overseen by a bankruptcy trustee or receiver. As part of the wind-down process, following the liquidation of assets the fiduciary has an obligation to equitably distribute any remaining and recovered assets to the estate’s creditors.

Deborah M. Kennedy
Post date: Thursday, January 18, 2018

A recent opinion issued by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Pinnacle Restaurant at Big Sky LLC v.

Post date: Thursday, January 18, 2018

Three men had a vision to develop a sports complex in Middleton, Del. They formed a limited liability company called, fittingly, Delaware Sports Complex LLC (hereinafter “DSC”)[1].

Megan W. Murray
Post date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

In the recent case of In re Oakes,[1] the chapter 7 trustee filed an adversary complaint seeking to avoid PNC Mortgage Company’s mortgage on real property owned by the debtors because of a defective acknowledgment of the debtors’ signatures.


Tue, 2017-03-07

Authors of the most recent Real Estate Committee newsletter recently held a committee call to discuss their respective articles and take participant questions.  Topics included: application of section 363(h) of the Bankruptcy Code, “surrender” of collateral in Chapter 7 and 13 cases, and attorneys’ fees as “cure costs".


Fri, 2016-04-15

Hospitality and the Tax Man: Historical Hospitality Tax Issues in Distress

Fri, 2015-04-17

Don’t Restrict My Sale: The Enforceability of Restrictive Covenants and Easements in Assets Sales in Bankruptcy

Mr. Michael A. Rosow
Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 604-6734

Mr. Scott Underwood
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Tampa, FL
(813) 222-1187

Ms. Megan W. Murray
Education Director
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Tampa, FL
(813) 222-1155

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