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About BankruptcyRealEstateInsights

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).

Mortgages in Foreclosure: Strategies Can Get Complicated, Particularly When Bankruptcy Is on the Horizon

In re Battershell, 603 B.R. 86 (Bankr. D. N.M. 2019) – A chapter 13 debtor objected to a proof of claim filed by a junior mortgagee. The claim included an advance used to pay off a senior mortgage that was in … Continue reading

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Default Interest: What Does the Plan of Reorganization Say?

UMB Bank, N.A. v Linn Energy L.L.C. (In re Linn Energy, L.L.C.), 927 F.3d 350 (5th Cir. 2019) – A lenders’ agent sought a court order directing payment of postpetition default interest, contending that this was required by the terms of … Continue reading

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Homestead Exemption: The Back Story Matters

In re Montgomery, 602 B.R. 352 (Bankr. S.D. Ohio 2019) – The debtor claimed a homestead exemption in residential property. The chapter 7 trustee objected that the debtor was not entitled to the exemption because he lived in a camper located … Continue reading

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Mortgage Defaults: What Is the Most Effective Path for Resolving Troubled Properties?

In re Big Dog II, LLC, 602 B.R. 64 (Bankr. N.D. Fla. 2019) – A mortgagee sought relief from the automatic stay for cause on the grounds that (1) it was not adequately protected, and (2) the debtor did not have … Continue reading

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Notice, Notice, Notice: When Is a Plan of Reorganization Not Binding?

In re Puchi Properties Inc., 601 B.R. 677 (Bankr. D. Ariz. 2019) – A chapter 11 trustee filed a motion with the bankruptcy court seeking to enforce a confirmation order and to compel a tenant to comply with terms of the … Continue reading

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Liquor License Sale Financing: Can a Creative Structure Save the Day?

Mitsuwa Corp. v Orama Hospitality Group, Ltd. (In re Orama Hospitality Group, Ltd.), 601 B.R. 340 (Bankr. D. N.J. 2019) –

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Attorney Liens: Possession of Cash Is Not Always the End of the Story

In re Venincasa, 601 B.R. 296 (Bankr. D. Mass 2019) – A law firm sought relief from the automatic stay so that it could release funds held in its IOLTA account to pay itself fees owed by the debtor. The chapter … Continue reading

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