Young And New Members Committee


Post date: Monday, March 08, 2021

By enacting the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (SBRA), Congress sought to provide small businesses the opportunity to avail themselves of the benefits of chapter 11 reorganization under the Bankruptcy Code.[2] As the heart of the SBRA, subchapter V aims to lower the high costs and complexities associate

Post date: Tuesday, December 01, 2020
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Orçun Çetinkaya

The legal and economic side effects of the COVID-19 outbreak will continue for some time across Turkey. A major area of interest for the future health of the Turkish economy is bankruptcy law. In this context, we aim to explain bankruptcy proceedings in Turkey in general and predict what will be expected in the future in the eye of Turkish insolvency law.

Post date: Tuesday, December 01, 2020

A consumer client comes in for a bankruptcy consultation. You can’t just look at their financial situation, you must also examine their life: who do they live with, where do they work, where does their spouse work? Perhaps one of the more difficult questions consumers face is whether they want to keep their car. Consumers need to know what their options are if they surrender their cars.

Post date: Tuesday, December 01, 2020

The traditional fitness industry is among the industries hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Post date: Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Economic downturns are invariably associated with an increase in bankruptcy filings, and the most recent COVID-induced recession is no exception. Even with federal interventions like the Paycheck Protection Program, business bankruptcy filings are still predicted in large numbers. In fact, since the pandemic hit the U.S.

Post date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020

As more of us are using video conferencing platforms to conduct depositions, webinars, hearings, client meetings, and mediations, we are learning how to use these tools and how to avoid the pitfalls. Below are some general tips to make you look and sound your best:

Post date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020
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John T. Baxter

Rough seas lie ahead for commercial tenants and landlords. With no end in sight to the COVID-19 pandemic, litigation over commercial real property leases is ramping up — especially in the restaurant and retail spaces. While the Payroll Protection Program stemmed the tide briefly, government aid is ending while lease obligations remain.

Post date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Since its decision in Marathon Pipeline, the Supreme Court expressed a continued fear of judicial overreach by the legislative branch through the bankruptcy courts. In the years following that decision, the specter of overreach influenced the Court’s decisions regarding the adjudicatory authority of bankruptcy courts.

Post date: Monday, June 08, 2020

Most bankruptcy professionals know that “retirement funds” are generally exempt assets under § 522(d)(12) or 522(b)(3)(C). However, those funds must meet very precise requirements to meet this qualification. Specifically, the funds must be “retirement funds,” and they must be held in an account that is exempt from taxation under certain sections of the Internal Revenue Code.

Post date: Tuesday, June 02, 2020
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Alexander E. Porter

Dischargeability of student loans is a “hot button” issue in both the bankruptcy world and mainstream media. In fact, last September another colleague wrote about the history of student loan dischargeability, and the current obstacles borrowers face.[1] Since that article, the U.S.


Mr. David R. Doyle
Cozen O'Connor
Chicago, IL
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Ms. Tara J. Schellhorn
Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti LLP
Morristown, NJ
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Mr. John T. Baxter
Communications Manager
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
Nashville, TN
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Education Director
Preti Flaherty
Portland, ME
(207) 791-3000

Ms. Christina Sanfelippo
Education Director
Cozen O'Connor
Chicago, IL
(312) 474-4455

Ms. Gabrielle G. Palmer
Membership Relations Director
Siri & Glimstad LLP
Littleton, CO
(720) 419-0263

Mr. Christian A. Pereyda
Membership Relations Director
Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C.
Birmingham, AL
(205) 254-1854

Mr. Joseph M. Esmont
Newsletter Editor
Cleveland, OH
(216) 861-7835

Ms. Alexandra CC Schnapp
Newsletter Editor
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Georgia
Atlanta, GA
(404) 215-1005

Mr. John Richard O'Connor
Special Projects Leader
Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger LLP
Chicago, IL
(630) 308-2487

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