Back in the good old days when bashing BAPCPA was in vogue, I posited here that BAPCPA's "debt relief agency" provisions
"look more like an effort to create a consumer bankruptcy lawyer clone who, much
like the ever-multiplying Agent Smith from The Matrix-Reloaded , speaks and...
little fanfare, Yra Harris, a veteran trader of Chicago's pits, started
blogging his Notes From the
Underground last December. I learned about it last month from a
good friend of his, and strongly recommend it to you. Yra is a frequent
guest commentator on CNBC, and one of the smarter guys...
This paper was originally presented to the West Texas
Bankruptcy Institute on October 29, 2010.
Love and marriage,
Love and marriage
Like a horse and carriage
This I tell you brother
You can't have one without the other
While love and marriage may go...
One of the reforms adopted by BAPCPA was to increase the
amount of time a person had to spend in a state before he could take advantage
of that state's exemptions. Under 11 U.S.C. Sec. 522(b)(3)(A), a person must
live in a state for 730 days to claim that state's exemptions. If the debtor...
Professor Eli Wald examines the
Supreme Court's decision on whether attorneys are "debt relief
agencies" pursuant to the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer
Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA), and if so, whether BAPCPA's provisions
regarding advice to clients and requiring certain...
The Long and Short of It: Financial Engineering Meets
Chapter 11 was one of the more esoteric presentations at the conference with an
unusual lineup of panelists. The group included New York Bankruptcy Judge James
Peck, investment banker David Barse, Professor Edward Janger, Dr. Riz Mokal
A pair of new opinions suggests that dischargeability of
taxes is even more complicated subsequent to BAPCPA. In Matter of McCoy ,
No. 11-60146 (5th Cir. 1/4/12), which can be found here
[ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers ],
the Fifth Circuit found that,...