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The Bankruptcy Code can be an effective tool for reducing liabilities and enhancing asset value for the benefit of creditors. One of the more important tools is the right not only to assume favorable contracts pursuant to Section 365, but also to reject those that are not. Section 365 allows a debtor to pick and choose those agreements that it believes provide the best opportunity to reorganize or alternatively, sell its assets. However, any agreement subject to assumption or rejection must be executory, i.e., both parties must have material unperformed obligations on the date of the bankruptcy filing.
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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