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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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Subchapter V of Chapter 11 for Small Business Debtors

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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 11 Bankruptcies and Commercial Leases in Shopping Centers

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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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Involuntary Chapter 7 for a Tampa Small Business

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When you are struggling to keep your small business in Tampa afloat, the prospect of facing a lawsuit from a creditor or debt collector can be extremely stressful. You may even be considering the possibility of Chapter 11 bankruptcy for your business in order to reorganize your debts and to get caught up on… Read More »

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COVID-19 SBA Loans and Personal Guarantees

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

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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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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 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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