Real Estate Committee


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

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.

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

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].

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

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.

Post date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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Gary Eisenberg

When the U.S. Supreme Court decided BFP v. Resolution Trust Corp.,[1] holding that a mortgage foreclosure sale regularly conducted pursuant to state law could not be avoided as a fraudulent transfer under 11 U.S.C.

Post date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

            In In re Town Center Flats LLC,[1] the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals addressed the extent of a debtor’s interest in an assigned stream of rents.


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


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

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

Mr. Patrick J. Potter
Education Director
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Washington, DC
(202) 663-8928

Mr. Greg Corbin
Membership Relations Director
Northgate Real Estate Group
New York, NY
(212) 419-8101

Mr. Charles A. Malloy
Newsletter Editor
Arnold & Porter
Washington, DC
(202) 942-5926

Mr. David E. Levy
Special Projects Leader
Summit Investment / Keen-Summit
Chicago, IL
(312) 909-1696

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