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Includes: Bankruptcy Litigation, Commercial Bankruptcy, Consumer Bankruptcy, Dissolution

Douglas F. Britton

Commercial Real Estate, Real Estate, Commercial Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  24 Years

Richard N. Bryant

Commercial Real Estate, Business & Trade, Corporate, Commercial Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           

Daniel L. Cummings

Real Estate, Litigation, Corporate, Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  32 Years

Alice A. Neal

Estate Planning, Family Law, Civil Rights, Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           
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Steven Cope

Bankruptcy, Corporate, Estate, Trusts, Business
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  42 Years

Marilyn E. Mistretta

Corporate, Commercial Bankruptcy, Commercial Real Estate, Merger & Acquisition
Status:  In Good Standing           

David J. Perkins

Real Estate, Litigation, Corporate, Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  36 Years

Ryan F. Kelley

Business & Trade, Business, Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy & Debt
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  11 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

FRAUDULENT TRANSFER

In a bankruptcy case, a transfer of property to another for less than the property's value for the purpose of hiding the property from the bankruptcy trustee --... (more...)
In a bankruptcy case, a transfer of property to another for less than the property's value for the purpose of hiding the property from the bankruptcy trustee -- for instance, when a debtor signs a car over to a relative to keep it out of the bankruptcy estate. Fraudulently transferred property can be recovered and sold by the trustee for the benefit of the creditors.

PREFERENCE

A payment made by a debtor to a creditor within a defined period prior to filing for bankruptcy -- within three months for arms-length creditors (regular commer... (more...)
A payment made by a debtor to a creditor within a defined period prior to filing for bankruptcy -- within three months for arms-length creditors (regular commercial creditors) and within one year for insider creditors (friends, family members, and business associates). Because a preference gives the creditor who received the payment an edge over other creditors in the bankruptcy case, the trustee can recover the preference (the amount of the payment) and distribute it among all of the creditors.

CURRENT MONTHLY INCOME

As defined by the new bankruptcy law, a bankruptcy filer's total gross income (whether taxable or not), averaged over the six-month period immediately preceding... (more...)
As defined by the new bankruptcy law, a bankruptcy filer's total gross income (whether taxable or not), averaged over the six-month period immediately preceding the bankruptcy filing. The debtor's current monthly income is used to determine whether the debtor can file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, among other things.

LIEN

The right of a secured creditor to grab a specific item of property if you don't pay a debt. Liens you agree to are called security interests, and include mortg... (more...)
The right of a secured creditor to grab a specific item of property if you don't pay a debt. Liens you agree to are called security interests, and include mortgages, home equity loans, car loans and personal loans for which you pledge property to guarantee repayment. Liens created without your consent are called nonconsensual liens, and include judgment liens (liens filed by a creditor who has sued you and obtained a judgment), tax liens and mechanics liens (liens filed by a contractor who worked on your house but wasn't paid).

SECRET WARRANTY PROGRAM

A program under which a car manufacturer will make repairs for free on vehicles with persistent problems, even after the warranty has expired, in order to avoid... (more...)
A program under which a car manufacturer will make repairs for free on vehicles with persistent problems, even after the warranty has expired, in order to avoid a recall and the accompanying bad press. Secret warranties are rarely advertised by the manufacturer, so consumers must pursue the manufacturer to discover and take advantage of them. A few states require manufacturers to notify car buyers when they adopt secret warranty programs.

FCBA

See Fair Credit Billing Act.

BANKRUPTCY

A legal proceeding that relieves you of the responsibility of paying your debts or provides you with protection while attempting to repay your debts. There are ... (more...)
A legal proceeding that relieves you of the responsibility of paying your debts or provides you with protection while attempting to repay your debts. There are two types of bankruptcies -- liquidation, in which your debts are wiped out (discharged) and reorganization, in which you provide the court with a plan for how you intend to repay your debts. For both consumers and business, liquidation bankruptcy is called Chapter 7. For consumers, reorganization bankruptcy is called Chapter 13. Reorganization bankruptcy for consumers with an extraordinary amount of debt and for businesses is called Chapter 11. Reorganization bankruptcy for family farmers is called Chapter 12.

LIABILITY

(1) The state of being liable--that is, legally responsible for an act or omission. Example:Peri hires Paul to fix a broken pipe in her bathroom, but the new pi... (more...)
(1) The state of being liable--that is, legally responsible for an act or omission. Example:Peri hires Paul to fix a broken pipe in her bathroom, but the new pipe bursts the day after Paul installs it, ruining the bathroom floor. This raises the issue of liability: Who is responsible for the damage? Peri claims that Paul is responsible, and sues him for the cost of hiring another plumber to fix the pipe and replacing the floor. Paul, in turn, claims that the pipe manufacturer is responsible, because they supplied him with faulty materials. Both Peri and Paul must prove their claims in court; if Paul and/or the manufacturer is found liable, one or both will have to pay damages to Peri. (2) Something for which a person is liable. For example, a debt is often called a liability.

REDEMPTION

In Chapter 7 bankruptcy, when the debtor obtains legal title to collateral for a debt by paying the creditor the replacement value of the collateral in a lump s... (more...)
In Chapter 7 bankruptcy, when the debtor obtains legal title to collateral for a debt by paying the creditor the replacement value of the collateral in a lump sum. For example, a debtor may redeem a car note by paying the lender the amount a retail vendor would charge for the car, considering its age and condition.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Cimenian v. Lumb

... This case started with what the trial court described as a "very murky, very questionable transaction." In 1997, Nahabet Cimenian, William Lumb, who is Carolle Lumb's husband, and Allen Fernald entered into a partnership formed to purchase two bankruptcy claims in the ...

Key Equipment Finance, Inc. v. Hawkins

... (KEF), for a deficiency judgment resulting from a bankruptcy sale of equipment. ... [¶ 4] In September 2005, Hawkins signed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition on behalf of MBI. During the bankruptcy proceedings, MBI's lawyers regularly conveyed developments to Hawkins. ...

NORTH EAST INS. CO. v. Young

... and Alley against Weeks. The court determined that the discharge of Hutchinson's personal liability in bankruptcy had rendered the cross-claims against her moot. Young and Alley appealed. II. DISCUSSION. [¶ 10] We begin by ...