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Vicki R. Harding was a partner in the Detroit office of Pepper Hamilton LLP who moved to Arizona seeking warmer weather. Ms. Harding continues to handle commercial transactions with an emphasis on real estate and bankruptcy issues (but no longer owns a snow shovel).

Bankruptcy Sale: Maximizing Bankruptcy Estate Assets Trumps Contractual Obligations

Gluckstadt Holdings, L.L.C. v. VCR I, L.L.C. (In re VCR I, L.L.C.), 922 F.3d 323 (5th Cir. 2019) – The bankruptcy court granted a Chapter 7 trustee’s motion to approve holding a public auction and selling property of the debtor free … Continue reading

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Agricultural Liens: Better Figure out the Right i’s To Dot and t’s to Cross

Fishback Nursery, Inc. v. PNC Bank, N. A., 920 F.3d 932 (5th Cir. 2019) – In this priority dispute two nurseries sold trees and shrubs to a commercial wholesale farm that went bankrupt. They claimed their agricultural liens in the debtor’s … Continue reading

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Bankruptcy Sales: Highest Is Not Always Best

In re 160 Royal Palm, LLC, 600 B.R. 119 (S.D. Fla. 2019) – A bankruptcy court granted the debtor’s motion to withdraw a public auction sale procedure that it had already approved and to instead to approve a private sale of … Continue reading

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Sheriff’s Fees: Surprise, a Commission May Be Due for a Foreclosure Sale That Did Not Take Place

Dobin v. Golden (In re Smith), 599 B.R. 266 (Bankr. D. N.J.) – A chapter 7 trustee brought an adversary proceeding objecting to (1) a claim filed by a sheriff for a commission based on a prebankruptcy foreclosure sale that does … Continue reading

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Reverse Mortgages: Can A Reverse Mortgage Loan Be Reinstated?

Reverse Mortgage Solutions, Inc. v. Nunez, 598 B.R. 876 (S.D. Fla. 2019) – A debtor filed a chapter 13 plan that proposed to cure defaults under a reverse mortgage by paying unpaid taxes and insurance. The mortgagee objected, arguing that because … Continue reading

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Yield Maintenance Premiums: The Continuing Saga of Premiums Charged after Involuntary Acceleration

In re 1141 Realty Owner LLC, 598 B.R. 534 (Bankr. S.D. N.Y. 2019) – A debtor objected to a proof of claim filed by a mortgagee that included a Yield Maintenance Default Premium. The debtor argued that the mortgagee had accelerated … Continue reading

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Exclusivity and Tenant Mix: The Case of the Missing Shopping Center

In re Toys “R” Us Prop. Co. I, LLC, 598 B.R. 233 (Bankr. E.D. Va. 2019) – The debtor proposed to assume and assign a lease to a discount grocer. The landlord objected based on the fact that a discount grocery … Continue reading

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