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Bankruptcy Considerations And Relief For Distressed Businesses Amidst COVID-19

In addition to recent programs from the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”), such as low-interest disaster loans, small businesses may benefit from amendments to the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, which became effective on February 19, 2020.  The Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (the “SBRA”) is the new subchapter V to chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, which preceded the existence of the current COVID-19 outbreak.  ...
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11th Circuit Permits Termination Of Retiree Obligations In Bankruptcy

11th Circuit Permits Termination Of Retiree Obligations In Bankruptcy

In recent years, a variety of external factors—including, regulatory costs, political headwinds, falling oil prices, and the increased utilization of natural gas—have placed significant stress on domestic coal companies.  Those external factors, in conjunction with significant pension and healthcare liabilities and debt burdens, led to numerous bankruptcy filings within the coal industry.  The Bankruptcy Code has, however, provided relief to coal companies and their stakeholders, ...
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“I Won The Judgment, Now What?”

When you win a judgment, the court may award you money damages, but obtaining the judgment is often less than half the battle.  If the party against whom the judgment is entered (sometimes called the “judgment debtor” or just “debtor”) either refuses to comply with the court order or simply cannot afford to pay the judgment, winning the judgment may only be a hollow victory ...
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Deborah M. Casey Selected as a 2018 Woman Leader in the Law

Deborah M. Casey Selected as a 2018 Woman Leader in the Law

Vandeventer Black LLP AV® Preeminent-rated partner Deborah M. Casey was selected as a 2018 Woman Leader in the Law by The National Law Journal. Casey is a highly accomplished attorney who has also been recognized among ‘Influential Women of the Year’ by Virginia Lawyers Weekly, ‘Best Women In The Law 2017’ by Virginia Living Magazine, and ‘Women In Business’ by Inside Business. Casey continues as a Vandeventer Black Executive Board Member ...
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