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Closing a Restaurant in Tampa Bay

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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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Chapter 7 for The Small Business Owner

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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 for… Read More »

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Recent Changes to Bankruptcy Law: What You Should Know About the Small Business Reorganization Act

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Recent changes to U.S. bankruptcy law make it easier for small businesses and individuals to file for bankruptcy. More specifically, the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (H.R. 3311), as well as the HAVEN Act (H.R. 2938) and the Family Farmer Relief Act of 2019 (H.R. 2336) have been signed into law and took… 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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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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Small Business Chapter 11 Cases for Restaurants

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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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Bar/Tavern Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

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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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Tampa/Florida Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and What Happens to Liquor Licenses

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Many bars and restaurants that open in Tampa end up having significant financial difficulties, and many end up realizing that they have more debts than they can adequately manage. In some cases, restaurants and bars may be able to reorganize their debts through Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which also allows the business to keep its… Read More »

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Bankruptcy Liquidation for Tampa Restaurant and Bar Owners

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If you currently own a restaurant or bar in the Tampa Bay area and are struggling to keep your business solvent, you may be thinking about filing for bankruptcy. It is important for small business owners to understand the different forms of bankruptcy protection for which they may be eligible, and to understand the… Read More »

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The Automatic Stay, Commercial Leases, and Restaurant Bankruptcy

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What do you need to know about the automatic stay if you are a restaurant owner considering bankruptcy? For many restaurant owners in the Tampa Bay area who file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, there are a number of questions about how your landlord’s actions for past rent may change as a result of bankruptcy… Read More »

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