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Steve Jakubowski
Yra Harris on How BAPCPA Has "Flown Back in the Banks' Faces Good and Hard"

With 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...

Stephen Sather
Do Not Hide Assets from the Trustee. You Will Get Caught and Go to Jail.

Most of us have heard cocktail party talk about someone who had a lot of assets but managed to file bankruptcy and keep all of their stuff. Usually, the explanation has to do with exemptions and fully encumbered property. However, every once in a while...

Kevin M. LaCroix
Business Related Bankruptcy Filings Levels Remain High

Bankruptcy filings overall rose by 20 percent in the twelve-month period ending on June 30, 2010, according to information released on August 17, 2010 by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. Though this filing surge was largely driven by non...

Stephen Sather
Bad News for the Non-Filing Spouse

Frequently it makes sense for only one spouse to file bankruptcy. Where the husband has wracked up large business debts in his name only and the wife has significant separate property or sole management property, the husband can file bankruptcy without...

Stephen Sather
Seventh Circuit Upholds Attorney's Bankruptcy Fraud Conviction

Circuit level opinions dealing with bankruptcy fraud are none too common, so that when one appears, it is worth taking note. This week, the Seventh Circuit affirmed the conviction of attorney Thomas O'Connell Holstein on nine counts of bankruptcy...

Stephen Sather
Judge Isgur Takes on the 'Absolute' Assignment of Rents

The absolute assignment of rents was a trendy lender's argument during the 1980s. The lender could claim that its loan documents granted it ownership of the rents to be received by the debtor. The lender would magnanimously allow the debtor to use...