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The HAVEN Act and Veterans Benefits in Bankruptcy

By Samantha L. Dammer, Esq. |

For veterans in Florida who need bankruptcy protection and are considering filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the prospect of passing the “means test” can be complicated and, in some cases quite difficult, given the way in which current bankruptcy law requires courts to consider certain veterans’ benefits as part of a veteran’s income. In… Read More »

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Collecting a Judgment Against a Corporation After Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

By Samantha L. Dammer, Esq. |

Corporations, as well as individuals, can file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in order to have debts discharged. For both businesses and consumers who file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, there are certain protections associated with filing for bankruptcy, including the automatic stay, which prevents creditors from continuing to collect on debts as soon as the… Read More »

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

By Samantha L. Dammer, Esq. |

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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Protecting Business LLC Interests in a Personal Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

By Samantha L. Dammer, Esq. |

Business owners in the Tampa Bay area often file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. In some cases, those business owners have a sole proprietorship, which is a type of business in which company and personal financial assets are linked. In other words, the business is directly tied to the individual, and the individual’s personal debts… Read More »

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Bankruptcy Fraud and Hiding Assets

By Samantha L. Dammer, Esq. |

Whether you are an individual who is thinking about filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, or if you are a small business owner in the Tampa Bay area and are considering Chapter 7 bankruptcy or Chapter 11 bankruptcy, it is important to understand how hiding assets could result in bankruptcy fraud charges…. Read More »

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

By Samantha L. Dammer, Esq. |

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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The Dangers of Transferring Property Prior to Filing a Bankruptcy

By Samantha L. Dammer, Esq. |

Are you considering filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the Tampa Bay area, it is important to understand the dangers of transferring property prior to filing. Given that you are planning to file for liquidation bankruptcy, you are likely aware that you will only be permitted to retain property that is exempt. In other… Read More »

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Filing Bankruptcy in Florida if You Moved from Another State

By Samantha L. Dammer, Esq. |

Did you move to Florida relatively recently? Did you move at a point at which you were struggling with debt and considering consumer bankruptcy, but you decided to see if a new location and a new job in the Tampa Bay area could help you get your finances back on track? Many Tampa Bay-area… Read More »

Chapter 11 Bankruptcy for Individuals Who Want to Keep Investment Real Estate

By Samantha L. Dammer, Esq. |

If you own a business in the Tampa Bay area and are thinking about filing for bankruptcy, you probably have a number of questions about what will happen to your property. As you may know, a business owner has different options for bankruptcy protection. Typically, if you own a restaurant or another type of… 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 »