January/February

January/February

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Welcome to the Bankruptcy Issue of The Federal Lawyer
An overview of the current issue on Bankruptcy Law and a report of the work of the Bankruptcy Law Section of the Federal Bar Association by the Honorable Alan Trust.

Features

Bankruptcy and Individual Chapter 11s
Examining two different interpretations of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) of 2005.
Debtors’ Options to Reduce Mortgage Debt in Bankruptcy
One of the principal benefits of filing bankruptcy is the ability, in certain circumstances, to reduce mortgage debt by stripping off unsecured mortgage liens, depending on where and how the debtor files for bankruptcy.
Substantive Consolidation Issues Arising in Ponzi Scheme Bankruptcy Cases
When the individual perpetrator of the scheme and the entities which he owns and controls are forced into bankruptcy, what are the major impacts on the bankruptcy trustee’s ability to recover money? What should creditors really ask for?
Focus On: Where is Bankruptcy’s Next Innovation?
What is the future for bankruptcy and bankruptcy courts with regards to innovation?
Focus On: Preferences in Bankruptcy Cases, or Do I Really Have to Give the Money Back?
Basics in preference law to aid you in conversations with, and defense of, your creditor client.
Keeping Trade Creditors in the Loop
Although lenders generally view holding loan guarantees as advantageous, for an undersecured creditor in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, the existence of third-party guarantees may pose unforeseen challenges.