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For over a decade now, the Bankruptcy Code has granted a priority of payment with regard to creditor claims for goods received by the debtor in the 20 days before bankruptcy. The law is prosaic enough on its face; a creditor merely needs to demonstrate that the debtor “received” the goods within the prescribed pre-bankruptcy interval, and its claim attains priority as an administrative expense. 11 U.S.C. § 503(b)(9). Ah, but therein lies the rub.
By Jeff J. Friedman
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently provided additional guidance to creditors seeking to block confirmation of a plan by…
By Deirdre M. Richards and Howard C. Rubin
It is important for a secured lender to protect itself when entering a transaction with a borrower or lessee to avoid a total loss if the borrower or lessee files a bankruptcy petition or if the leased equipment is damaged, missing or both.
By Daniel A. Lev
Part One of a Two-Part Article
A simple Web search will unearth countless privately-owned golf courses that have closed, are for sale, or have sought bankruptcy protection as an avenue toward a financial restructuring or redevelopment. However, there are limitations on what the owner of a golf course can accomplish in Chapter 11 when the property is burdened with restrictive covenants limiting the use of the property.
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