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By Lynne Xerras, Kathleen St. John Holland & Knight, LLP Those who lease commercial property may find themselves unwilling participants in complex proceedings before the U.S. bankruptcy courts when a tenant files bankruptcy. Meanwhile, the lease becomes an asset among the “property of the estate” of the debtor, and the automatic stay imposed by U.S....
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by: Christie Arkovich Christie@christiearkovich.com Big changes are on the horizon for federal student loan borrowers. While everyone is expected to resume payments in October 2021, there may be a further extension of the forbearance. Borrower Defense to Repayment. The Borrower Defense to Repayment program is once again a promising route to take toward forgiveness. The...
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By Judge Cathy Peek McEwen United States Bankruptcy Judge Middle District of Florida A subchapter V bankruptcy is designed to go fast to contain costs. In his written testimony to Congress on behalf of the National Bankruptcy Conference in support of the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019, Bankruptcy Judge Tom Small (Ret.) affirmed that...
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By Breyon Love, JD, MBA Class of 2021, Stetson University College of Law Since the Great Recession, student loan debt has increased by over 160%, surpassing the growth of mortgage, auto loan, and credit card debt.1 With over $1.7 trillion in outstanding student loans, student loan debt is arguably the most significant economic problem facing...
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By Alexander Maza St. Thomas University College of Law Student, J.D. Candidate 2023, and Federal Judicial Intern for the Tampa Division of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida Do communications with an accountant acting as an agent of a client or attorney fall under the attorney-client privilege under federal law...
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