Tag Archives: Chapter 11 Bankruptcy


Chapter 7 for The Small Business Owner

By Samantha L. Dammer, Esq. |

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… Read More »

Business Disputes Being Handled in Bankruptcy Court

By Samantha L. Dammer, Esq. |

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 »

Bankruptcy Liquidation for Tampa Restaurant and Bar Owners

By Samantha L. Dammer, Esq. |

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 »

The Automatic Stay, Commercial Leases, and Restaurant Bankruptcy

By Samantha L. Dammer, Esq. |

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 »

Chapter 11 Bankruptcies Decline in South Florida

By Samantha L. Dammer, Esq. |

How common is Chapter 11 bankruptcy in South Florida? According to a recent article in Miami Today, business bankruptcy filings, including Chapter 11, are on the decline. In order to understand the factors involved in this drop in filings—and whether it’s likely here to stay—it’s important to understand the basic kinds of bankruptcy and… Read More »

Shopping Mall Bankruptcy

By Samantha L. Dammer, Esq. |

Insolvent Businesses and Bankruptcy Auctions When a business becomes insolvent, it’s unlikely that a bankruptcy court will approve a Chapter 11 reorganization. To be sure, it’s pretty difficult for such a business to prove that it might be able to repay any debts. And that’s exactly what happened recently in Plantation, Florida. According to… Read More »