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Chapter 7 for The Small Business Owner

By Samantha L. Dammer, Esq. |

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy for The Small Business Owner   Part One:  Why Would a Small Business Need to File A Bankruptcy? A colleague asked me this morning why a small business would need to file a bankruptcy, instead of simply closing down and walking away.  Of course the owner might be facing personal guarantees… Read More »

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Discharging Private Student Loans in Chapter 7

By Samantha L. Dammer, Esq. |

Individuals throughout the Tampa Bay area, and indeed across the country, are struggling to repay student loans and are considering personal bankruptcy. In particular, private students loans present particular problems for debtors due to the fact that they are not eligible for the federal loan repayment programs that can take into account a borrower’s… Read More »

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Individual Chapter 11 Cases for People Who Have Too Much Debt to File Chapter 13

By Samantha L. Dammer, Esq. |

Most individual bankruptcy filings in the Tampa Bay area will be under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. To be sure, when we think about personal bankruptcy, we often do not think about Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which is used most often by struggling businesses, such as restaurants in downtown Tampa. However, there may be certain… Read More »

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Hiring Coverage Counsel or Local Counsel for Bankruptcy Cases in the Middle District of Florida

By Samantha L. Dammer, Esq. |

Debtors in the Tampa Bay area who file for bankruptcy often owe money to creditors outside the state of Florida. There are many reasons that a creditor may need to hire an attorney when a debtor files for bankruptcy, or may need general counsel to get involved in the bankruptcy case. This can get… Read More »

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Bankruptcy and Family Support Obligations

By Samantha L. Dammer, Esq. |

If you file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy or Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Tampa Bay, what will the court do with regard to your family support obligations? For instance, imagine a debtor in Tampa decides to file for bankruptcy, and there is currently a court order in place that requires the debtor to make child… Read More »

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Filing Bankruptcy in Florida if You Moved from Another State

By Samantha L. Dammer, Esq. |

Did you move to Florida relatively recently? Did you move at a point at which you were struggling with debt and considering consumer bankruptcy, but you decided to see if a new location and a new job in the Tampa Bay area could help you get your finances back on track? Many Tampa Bay-area… Read More »

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Small Business Chapter 11 Cases for Restaurants

By Samantha L. Dammer, Esq. |

What Questions Should You Ask Before You File For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in Tampa? As many restaurant owners in the Tampa Bay area know, business can be tough at certain times of the year. Given that much of the South Florida economy is based on tourism during the fall, winter, and spring months, the… Read More »

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Chapter 7 Bankruptcy on a Small Business: What Will Happen to the Business Equipment?

By Samantha L. Dammer, Esq. |

If you own a small business in the Tampa Bay area and are thinking about filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, we understand that you have questions about what will happen to the business property. For instance, if you small business is a restaurant in downtown Tampa and you have a substantial amount of kitchen… Read More »

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Car Titles and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

By Samantha L. Dammer, Esq. |

If you are thinking about filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the Tampa Bay area, you probably have questions about how your bankruptcy will affect your personal vehicle. Given that most Tampa residents rely on their vehicles to get to work and to get around the city more generally, the prospect of losing a… Read More »

Business Disputes Being Handled in Bankruptcy Court

By Samantha L. Dammer, Esq. |

If your business has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Tampa, what happens when a business dispute arises during the bankruptcy proceedings? For example, if you own a small company in the Tampa Bay area and are seeking to discharge your business debts through bankruptcy and an entity with whom you have been… Read More »