Bankruptcy

Valuing a Business

In today’s increasingly complex world, business disputes and the resultant lawsuits require the valuation of both tangible and intangible assets, the calculation of future lost profits and/or the quantification of diminution in value of business interests. Companies and their legal counsel must have detailed and precise business valuation analyses to survive legal scrutiny and hold up against rigorous cross-examination. In Valuing a…

CLE Course: Asset Protection Planning

Protecting your client’s assets is not always a guarantee … but it is a better option than not taking any action and watching your client lose their home and everything they own. To maximize its effectiveness, asset protection should be engaged proactively in order to insulate your client’s assets and to protect them against future creditors or judgments. If you need more…

CLE Course: Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

With homes underwater and credit card debt piling up, the dramatic downturn in the economy has caused millions of Americans to re-evaluate their financial condition.  Many people have turned to bankruptcy for a financial fresh start. If you are not a bankruptcy practitioner, how do you know when a client might potentially benefit from filing for bankruptcy? If a client might potentially…

Consumer Bankruptcy and Taxes

Not all attorneys have been hammered by the downturn in the economy over the last few years. While Big Law seems to be dying and attorneys are unemployed across the country, I have known quite a few bankruptcy attorneys that have more work than they can handle right now. I have also seen quite a few attorneys switch their practice over to…

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Issues

In our current economic turmoil, attorneys must be versed in bankruptcy issues more than ever. Schedule I? Schedule J? The 910 Rule? Sorting through the maze of forms and law can be a daunting task even for the most seasoned practitioner. Join U.S. Trustee David L. Skelton in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Issues for an excellent discussion of the mechanics of the trustee’s…