Category Archives: Financing

Chapter 13 Plans: Start With The Standard Local Plan, And Then What? (Not Much)

In re Sperry, 562 B.R. 1 (Bankr. D. Mass. 2016) – The debtors’ chapter 13 plan included a provision requiring the first mortgagee to send the debtors monthly mortgage loan statements. The mortgagee argued that this made the plan unconfirmable.

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UCC Debtor Name: To Avoid Disaster Dot All of The I’s and Don’t Forget the T’s

Mainsource Bank v. Leaf Capital Funding, LLC (In re Nay), 563 B.R. 535 (Bankr. S.D. Ind. 2017) – A bank brought an adversary proceeding seeking a determination of the validity and priority of the competing lien of an equipment lender. … Continue reading

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Avoiding Mortgages (Again): Consider Carefully the Form of Execution / Acknowledgment When Using a Power Of Attorney

HSBC Bank USA, N.A. v. Lassman (In re DeMore), 844 F.3d 292 (1st Cir. 2016) – A chapter 7 trustee sought to avoid a mortgage using his strong arm powers based on an improper acknowledgment by a person executing the … Continue reading

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Interpreting a Guaranty: Teeny Typo Turns Into a Colossal Pain

WBCMT 2007 C33 Office 9720, L.L.C. v. NNN Realty Advisors, Inc., 844 F.3d 473 (5th Cir. 2016) – A noteholder sought to enforce a guaranty of a $17.5 million loan made to various entities for the purpose of acquiring tenant-in-common … Continue reading

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Surrendering Property: The Consequences of Surrender Are … Take Your Pick

In re Elkouby, 561 B.R. 551 (Bankr. S.D. Fla. 2016) – A chapter 7 debtor filed a statement that he intended to surrender real property securing a loan. After the bankruptcy case was closed, the debtor continued actively opposing a … Continue reading

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What It Means to Cure a Default: Never Take Anything for Granted, the Rules Can Always Change

Pacifica L 51 LLC v. New Investments Inc. (In re New Investments Inc.), 840 F.3d 1137 (9th Cir. 2016) – The debtor proposed a chapter 11 plan that included curing defaults under a mortgage loan. The lender objected because the … Continue reading

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Property Surrender: Surrender Means Surrender – No If’s, And’s or But’s

Failla v. Citibank, N.A. (In re Failla), 838 F.3d 1170 (11th Cir. 2016) – After chapter 7 debtors filed a statement of intention to surrender their house to their mortgagee, they continued to oppose the lender in a state court … Continue reading

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