Real Estate Committee


Post date: Friday, September 19, 2014
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Dale C. Schian

[1]When we last reported on In re Loop 76,[2] the case was on appeal with the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel (BAP). In a lengthy decision that one could argue expanded the bankruptcy court’s ruling on classification, the BAP has since affirmed the bankruptcy court’s decision permitting separate classification of unsecured deficiency claims.[3]

Post date: Thursday, May 22, 2014
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J. Ellsworth Summers, Jr.

In order to confirm a chapter 11 reorganization plan, a debtor must satisfy all of the provisions of § 1129(a) of the Bankruptcy Code, except for § 1129(a)(8), which requires that each class of creditors either (1) accept the proposed plan or (2) is unimpaired under the proposed plan. When a debtor fails to meet § 1129(a)(8), the debtor can “cram down” a dissenting unimpaired secured creditor pursuant to § 1129(b), but only if the plan is “fair and equitable” with respect to that creditor.


Post date: Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Two recent decisions have provided guidance concerning the scope of a lender’s right to collect “rents” generated by a debtor in possession, and the debtor’s corresponding ability to use those “rents” in furtherance of its restructuring efforts: In re Ocean Place Development LLC[1] and In re Soho 25 Retail LLC.

Post date: Monday, August 01, 2011
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Scott E. Schuster

Two sections of the Bankruptcy Code seemingly stand at odds regarding the protections offered to lessees of real property owned by a bankrupt debtor. Section 365(h) strongly protects a lessee’s right to possession of real property in the face of debtor’s rejection of the lease.

Post date: Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Although a wealth of case law has found pre-petition bans on bankruptcy filings to be unenforceable as a matter of public policy, a recent unpublished decision from the Tenth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel (BAP) upheld a pre-petition ban included as an amendment to an operating agreement. [1] The debtor, DB Capital Holdings LLC, was

Post date: Tuesday, February 01, 2011

A potential conflict among circuit courts regarding § 1129(b)(2)(A) of the Bankruptcy Code may soon exist. In a recent decision, Hon.

Post date: Tuesday, February 01, 2011

To confirm a chapter 11 plan under the so-called "cramdown option," at least one impaired class of creditors must accept the proposed plan. [1] To accept a plan, more than one half (in number) of the voting claimants in a class, representing at least two-thirds of the total dollar amount of voting claims in such class, must vote to accep

Post date: Monday, June 01, 2009

When a retail company enters bankruptcy, its most valuable asset routinely includes its interest as a tenant in unexpired commercial-space leases. Subject to certain limitations, the Bankruptcy Code permits the debtor-tenant to continue its operations in the profitable locations and “reject” the unprofitable stores, which are effectively abandoned back to the landlords.

Post date: Sunday, March 01, 2009

In a case of first impression in the circuit, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has applied Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 60(b) to revoke a bankruptcy trustee's "technical" abandonment of property. LPP Mortgage Ltd. v. Brinley, 547 F.3d 643 (6th Cir. 2008).

Post date: Sunday, March 01, 2009

Historically, a credit bid in a chapter 11 sale has frequently been viewed as a "non-sale" event, and the parties did not feel an obligation to pay an investment banker, business broker, real estate broker or auctioneer (the professional) a commission for the result.


Mr. Evan T. Miller
Bayard, P.A.
Wilmington, DE
(302) 429-4227

Ms. Megan W. Murray
Underwood Murray PA
Tampa, FL
(813) 5408403

Ms. Erin A. West
Communications Manager
Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.
Madison, WI
(608) 284-2277

Mr. David E. Levy
Education Director
Keen-Summit Capital Partners & Summit Investment Management
Chicago, IL

Ms. Katharine B. Clark
Special Projects Leader
Thompson Coburn LLP
Dallas, TX
(972) 629-7100

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