By now, you’ve come to know the Weil Bankruptcy Blog as “the” source for cutting-edge analyses of all things restructuring.  But did you know that Weil, Gotshal & Manges also publishes other blogs?  Indeed, our colleagues regularly probe critical issues in other areas of the law?  Today, we want to take the opportunity to highlight these blogs, which we hope will bring you insight, enlightenment, and entertainment.  Given that restructuring intersects with so many areas of law, we’ve found these blogs to be particularly instructive – we hope you feel the same way.  Continue reading >>

Small Businesses in Distress: Bankruptcy and Other Alternatives

April 23, 2015

On April 30, Weil and the Legal Aid Society, along with The Blackstone Restructuring Group, will be presenting a training on bankruptcy and other alternatives for small businesses in distress. The panel provides a great opportunity to become familiar with the challenges distressed small businesses may face and to network with other professionals interested in […]

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Citing Plain Language of Bankruptcy Code and Split With Other Circuits, Fifth Circuit Overturns Pro-Snax Decision

April 22, 2015

Prior to the enactment of the Bankruptcy Code in 1978, the Fifth Circuit took a stringent approach to the payment of attorney’s fees – holding that public policy supported restricting attorney compensation in bankruptcy cases and that attorneys should not expect to receive the same compensation as if working for a non-bankrupt concern.  Congress enacted […]

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Bankruptcy Court “Right-Swipes” Debtor’s Property Interest in Its Social Media Accounts

April 21, 2015

It’s nothing new in 2015 to say that social media has become a valuable part of any company’s marketing and public relations strategy.  Companies now rely on sites like Facebook and Twitter to communicate with customers, advertise products, build brands, and shape public opinion.   Despite the obvious value such accounts provide, however, it is not […]

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Rent-Stabilized Leases: Exempt or Not?

April 20, 2015

Is a rent-stabilized lease in New York a “local public assistance benefit” that is exempt from property of a debtor’s bankruptcy estate, or is it merely “a quirk of the regulatory scheme in the New York housing market[?]”  That was the question recently decided by the Second Circuit in In re Monteverde.  

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The (not just) Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

April 17, 2015

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act (the “Act”) became one of the last acts of the current Parliament when it received Royal Assent on 26 March 2015. The Act includes important changes for insolvency practitioners and other participants across the entire restructuring & insolvency market, tucked away amongst a hotchpotch of other subjects (pub […]

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More on Stern: What Does “De Novo Review” Mean?

April 16, 2015

“How was I supposed to know that something wasn’t right here … Show me how you want it to be.  Tell me baby ‘cause I need to know now…” – Britney Spears We’ve previously covered the controversial decision of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Waldman v. Stone, along with the circuit split that […]

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