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Monthly Archives: April 2020

Business Disputes Being Handled in Bankruptcy Court

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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 »

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

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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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Chapter 11 for Restaurants and Handling Payroll Taxes

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Bar and restaurant owners in the Tampa Bay area know how much effort it takes to run a successful business. Even the most hardworking restaurant owners can struggle with debt, and they may need to seek help from a bankruptcy lawyer in order to get back on track. You will first need to decide… Read More »

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Small Business Retail Stores That Have to Go Through Bankruptcy in Tampa Malls

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Retail stores are going out of business and filing for bankruptcy across the country, including in the Tampa Bay area. According to a recent article in The Atlantic, the year 2017 saw a kind of “retail meltdown” in which small retail stores throughout the nation are closing.  In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic sure did… Read More »

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Keeping a House When Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

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Are you thinking about filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the Tampa Bay area but have concerns about liquidating your possessions, particularly your home? Many debtors in Tampa have questions about how bankruptcy will impact their ability to keep a house. Indeed, you might be wondering whether Chapter 7 bankruptcy is actually right for… Read More »

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

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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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Chapter 11 for Medical Professions and the Health Care Ombudsman

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If you are a health care business in Tampa Bay or are a medical professional who owns your own business in the Tampa Bay area, filing for bankruptcy can be extremely complicated. While businesses typically have the option of filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 11 bankruptcy depending upon the business’s specific needs and… Read More »

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Subchapter V of Chapter 11 for Small Business Debtors

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Small business debtors in the Tampa Bay area that are planning to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy should know that they can now elect to file for bankruptcy under Subchapter V of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. This change occurred through the passage of H.R. 3311, also known as the Small Business Reorganization Act of… Read More »

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Chapter 11 Post-Petition Payments to Food Vendors

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When a restaurant or bar in the Tampa Bay area files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, many of its suppliers may worry about whether they will receive payment for goods or services they have already supplied. Most vendors will assume that they will ultimately be repaid as long as they take the necessary steps in… Read More »

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Protecting Business LLC Interests in a Personal Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

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Business owners in the Tampa Bay area often file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. In some cases, those business owners have a sole proprietorship, which is a type of business in which company and personal financial assets are linked. In other words, the business is directly tied to the individual, and the individual’s personal debts… Read More »

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