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Chapter 11

When Should A Small Business File For Bankruptcy?

Published June 4, 2020 by Sasser Law Firm
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It is natural for small business owners to be distressed and unsure of what steps to take when their businesses begin to struggle. Many think of bankruptcy as a sign of failure, but in reality, bankruptcy is a tool that...

Neiman Marcus Nears Bankruptcy Filing

Published May 12, 2020 by Sasser Law Firm
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Facing nearly $5 billion of debt and dwindling sales during the COVID-19 pandemic, luxury retailer Neiman Marcus may file for bankruptcy. Brick-and-mortar retail sales have dropped significantly because of stay-at-home orders, which have closed non-essential businesses like clothing stores. Like...

Pier 1 Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Published March 30, 2020 by Sasser Law Firm
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Home goods and decor retailer Pier 1 Imports Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on February 17 and is pursuing the sale of the company. According to its last yearly financial report, the company had about 18,000 employees as of...

New Bankruptcy Law To Benefit Small Businesses

Published September 24, 2019 by Sasser Law Firm
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President Trump has signed the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (SBRA) into law, streamlining Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring for small businesses to make the process faster and less expensive.  The new bankruptcy law, which takes effect on February 19,...

Random Audits

Published May 28, 2019 by Sasser Law Firm
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It is not likely but always possible that your personal bankruptcy case will undergo an audit directed by the United States Bankruptcy Administrator which monitors and investigates bankruptcy cases to ensure compliance with applicable laws and procedures. If the Bankruptcy Administrator...

Cross-Collateralization Bankruptcy

Published June 29, 2018 by Sasser Law Firm
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Many people sign loan agreements without reading the fine print or understanding the consequences if the agreement contains a cross collateralization clause. Cross collateralization provisions in loan agreements can create unexpected complications for borrowers seeking to discharge debts by filing...

How Debt Limits Impact a Bankruptcy

Published April 1, 2016 by Sasser Law Firm

Typically, the menu of bankruptcy chapters presented to individuals is short: you’ve got chapter 7 and you’ve got chapter 13. Because the various flavors in which those two chapters can come is endless, though, it’s relatively rare that someone’s forced...

The Perils of Leaving Chapter 11 Too Quickly

Published March 4, 2015 by Sasser Law Firm

No one likes being in bankruptcy. In fact, one of the great attractions of chapter 7 is that most cases are relatively short and debtors are sent merrily on their way within a few months of filing. But for companies or individuals who...

Chapter 7 Lien Stripping?

Published November 19, 2014 by Sasser Law Firm

It has been settled law in every circuit but one that wholly unsecured subordinate mortgages could not be stripped-off in chapter 7 cases. But since it only takes one heterodox circuit to create a split in the circuits, the US...

Single Asset Realty Entities in Chapter 11

Published August 23, 2014 by Sasser Law Firm

Single asset reality entities (SARE) are viewed with some suspicion in bankruptcy courts. Bankruptcy is supposed to serve one of two purposes: either it officiates the fair and equal distribution to creditors of what can be gained by selling off...

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