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Filing Bankruptcy in Florida if You Moved from Another State | Bankruptcy Residency

By Samantha L. Dammer |

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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Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Considerations for Restaurants

By Samantha L. Dammer |

What happens when a Tampa restaurant files for bankruptcy? It’s important to remember that filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy doesn’t mean that your business will need to close. Given that Chapter 11 is a type of bankruptcy that involves the restructuring of debts—rather than the liquidation of assets and the “clean start” associated with… Read More »

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The Role of the Trustee in a Chapter 11 Subchapter 5 Small Business Bankruptcy

By Samantha L. Dammer |

If your business is struggling to remain afloat, particularly as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be thinking about your options for a small business bankruptcy. Many restaurants and bars in Tampa Bay have been under immense financial strain, as have other types of retail establishments in the area. If you need… Read More »

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Chapter 11 Bankruptcies and Commercial Leases in Shopping Centers

By Samantha L. Dammer |

Shopping centers in the Tampa Bay area house many different types of businesses, from restaurants and bars to retail establishments. When a business in a Tampa Bay shopping center files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, there are numerous issues that both the business owner and the commercial landlord will need to consider. While the business… Read More »

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Bar/Tavern Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

By Samantha L. Dammer |

Anyone who currently owns or is thinking about opening a bar or tavern in the Tampa Bay area knows just how popular these establishments are with residents and visitors alike. For example, a list on TripAdvisor shows that bars, taverns, and pubs such as Coppertail Brewing Company, World of Beer, Clooney’s Wine Bar, and… Read More »

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Exceptions to the Chapter 7 Means Test for Non-Consumer Debt

By Samantha L. Dammer |

When you are planning to file for bankruptcy as a result of your business debts, there are many issues you will need to consider. For instance, what type of business structure do you have, and will bankruptcy result in you filing for personal bankruptcy in addition to filing on behalf of your business? When… Read More »

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Subchapter V of Chapter 11 for Small Business Debtors

By Samantha L. Dammer |

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 7 Bad Faith Filing and Criminal Fraud

By Samantha L. Dammer |

When you file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy as an individual or as a business entity, you are expected to file for bankruptcy in good faith. In other words, whether you are filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy as a sole proprietor or as a larger business like an LLC or a corporation, the U.S. Bankruptcy… Read More »

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Chapter 11 Bankruptcies and Commercial Leases in Shopping Centers

By Samantha L. Dammer |

Shopping centers in the Tampa Bay area house many different types of businesses, from restaurants and bars to retail establishments. When a business in a Tampa Bay shopping center files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, there are numerous issues that both the business owner and the commercial landlord will need to consider. While the business… Read More »

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The Dangers of Transferring Property Prior to Filing a Bankruptcy

By Samantha L. Dammer |

Are you considering filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the Tampa Bay area, it is important to understand the dangers of transferring property prior to filing. Given that you are planning to file for liquidation bankruptcy, you are likely aware that you will only be permitted to retain property that is exempt. In other… Read More »

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