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

By Samantha L. Dammer |

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

By Samantha L. Dammer |

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

By Samantha L. Dammer |

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

By Samantha L. Dammer |

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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Chapter 11 for Medical Professions and the Health Care Ombudsman

By Samantha L. Dammer |

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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Chapter 11 Post-Petition Payments to Food Vendors

By Samantha L. Dammer |

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

By Samantha L. Dammer |

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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The HAVEN Act and Veterans Benefits in Bankruptcy

By Samantha L. Dammer |

For veterans in Florida who need bankruptcy protection and are considering filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the prospect of passing the “means test” can be complicated and, in some cases quite difficult, given the way in which current bankruptcy law requires courts to consider certain veterans’ benefits as part of a veteran’s income. In… Read More »

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Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: Stopping Factoring Companies and Companies with Consent Judgments from Collecting from the Business Bank Account

By Samantha L. Dammer |

When a business files for bankruptcy and wants to remain open, it will typically file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Chapter 11 bankruptcy is a reorganization type of bankruptcy that allows a company to remain operational while it develops a repayment plan for its debts. If the business meets the terms of the repayment plan—typically… Read More »

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Small Business Chapter 11 Cases for Restaurants

By Samantha L. Dammer |

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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