Recent Developments in Bankruptcy Law

As discussed in our prior blog post entitled, “The Circuit City Landmine (Siegel v. Fitzgerald): Supremes Declare Bankruptcy Fee Hike Under United States Trustee Program Unconstitutional –What Happens Next?
Continue Reading The Aftermath of Siegel v. Fitzgerald: The Tenth Circuit Orders United States Trustee Program to Refund Chapter 11 Debtors’ Overpayment of United States Trustee Fees

On February 19, 2020, the Small Business Reorganization Act (the “SBRA”) became effective and created a new subchapter V to chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.  As we have reported,
Continue Reading Subchapter V Eligibility: Congress Fixes CARES Act Provision That Excluded Affiliates of Issuers But Ignores Potential Eligibility for Foreign, Publicly Traded Companies and Affiliates

Congress passed the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (“SBRA”), otherwise known as “Subchapter V,” as a subchapter of chapter 11, to provide a streamlined and economically feasible reorganization option
Continue Reading CHAPTER 11 AS ALTERNATIVE TO CONVERSION OR DISMISSAL IN SUBCHAPTER V

Today, President Biden signed into law the Bankruptcy Threshold Adjustment and Technical Corrections Act, S. 3823, 117th Cong. (the “Act”), which, among other things, continues the temporary expansion of subchapter

Continue Reading President Biden Signs Bill Extending Temporary $7.5 Million Subchapter V Debt Limit Increase Into 2024

On March 14, 2022, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) introduced proposed legislation that—if enacted—would make permanent the $7.5 million debt limit applicable to debtors under subchapter V of chapter 11 of
Continue Reading A Day Late and Nearly $5 Million Short?: Legislation Introduced to Make Permanent the $7.5 Million Subchapter V Debt Limit As Temporary Extensions Sunset

The United States Supreme Court held in BFP v. Resolution Trust, that properties sold at “force-sale” mortgage foreclosure sales properly conducted pursuant to a state’s foreclosure statute are presumed
Continue Reading Not all Forced-Sale Mortgage Foreclosures are Exempt from Avoidance as Fraudulent Transfers Under Section 548 – a Case Study Regarding Application of Supreme Court’s BFP Factors to State Tax Sale Statutes

“Just enough” is an undeniable—if informal—legal precept.  The concept finds its way into canon from adequacy of pleading to application of equity.  See, e.g., K-Tech Telecommunications, Inc. v. Time
Continue Reading Courts Analyze the Degree of “Commercial or Business Activity” Necessary for a Liquidating Debtor to be Eligible for Subchapter V Relief