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

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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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In Bankruptcy Because of Seller Fraud in a Purchased Business

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All too often we meet clients who moved down to Florida with hopes of being in business for themselves. The story is the same each time. Meet “Bob” from Michigan. Bob worked in the corporate world for 35 years, accumulating a nice 401(k) Upon retirement he and his wife move to Wesley Chapel and… Read More »

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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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Chapter 11 and Paying Critical Vendors

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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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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 and Bank Account Garnishments in Florida

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Most businesses in the Tampa Bay area that file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy expect that they will benefit from the automatic stay connected to their bankruptcy filing. The automatic stay is designed to prevent creditors from taking any additional actions to collect on debt, and in most cases the automatic stay prevents any lawsuits… 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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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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Fraudulent Transfers and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

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If you are thinking about filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the Tampa area, it is important to understand limitations on property transfers and what might be considered fraud. Under 11 U.S. Code § 548, debtors have certain obligations with regard to property transfers before they seek bankruptcy protection. Generally speaking, debtors cannot transfer… Read More »

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