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How Does a Restaurant Close Down If It Wants to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

By Tampa Law Advocates |

If you are a restaurant owner in the Tampa Bay area and are planning to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, we know that you probably have numerous questions about how to begin the process of closing down your business. What will you do with perishable items? What are you supposed to do with the… Read More »

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Closing a Restaurant in Tampa Bay

By Tampa Law Advocates |

Closing a Restaurant or Bar in Tampa Bay? The COVID-19 virus has wreaked financial havoc for bars and restaurants in Tampa.   On  March 17, 2020, the Governor ordered all bars to be closed temporarily, and restaurants could only provide take-out services.  Many business owners decided to close down completely.  This was of course a… Read More »

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Changing Attorneys in the Middle of a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

By Tampa Law Advocates |

Sometimes when businesses in the Tampa Bay area consider filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, they quickly choose an attorney and begin the process of the reorganization bankruptcy. While some bankruptcy cases can work out for the small business filing for Chapter 11 even if that business does not have the best lawyer handling the… Read More »

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Chapter 7 Bad Faith Filing and Criminal Fraud

By Tampa Law Advocates |

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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Changing Attorneys in a Chapter 11 Case

By Tampa Law Advocates |

When you are in the middle of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case in Tampa, Florida, there are a number of different reasons that you may need to change attorneys. In some cases, your attorney makes serious errors that impact your case, resulting in an immediate need to find new counsel. In other situations, the… Read More »

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COVID-19 SBA Loans and Personal Guarantees

By Tampa Law Advocates |

Many businesses in the Tampa Bay area have struggled as a result of the COVID-19 emergency, and some are considering bankruptcy. As a result of the Florida governor’s stay-at-home order, businesses that were not identified as “essential” could not remain open with regular hours and regular employees. For those non-essential businesses, the coronavirus pandemic… Read More »

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Chapter 11 and Paying Critical Vendors

By Tampa Law Advocates |

If you own a restaurant or bar in the Tampa Bay area, or any other type of business, you may be thinking about filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy if you are struggling to pay your debts. Given that many small businesses that were not designated as “essential” during the COVID-19 pandemic were forced to… Read More »

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Chapter 11 Bankruptcies and Commercial Leases in Shopping Centers

By Tampa Law Advocates |

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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Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: How Attorneys Have to Get Court Approval for Payment of Fees

By Tampa Law Advocates |

Chapter 11 bankruptcy is a particular type of reorganization bankruptcy that is used largely by businesses in order to reorganize debt. In some cases, individuals will also file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy if they want to reorganize their debts but do not qualify for Chapter 13 bankruptcy because their secured or unsecured debts exceed… Read More »

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Chapter 11 Bankruptcy and Single Asset Real Estate Cases in Tampa

By Tampa Law Advocates |

If you own a business in Tampa and are considering Chapter 11 bankruptcy, it is important to learn more about how being a single asset real estate (SARE) debtor could impact your case. In short, if you are a SARE debtor, you may need to pay attention to specific time limits and requirements in… Read More »

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