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Post date: Tuesday, January 12, 2021

The hotel industry has suffered significantly since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Occupancy rates for hotels in urban areas in August 2020 were down to 38% compared to 89% in August 2019.[1] Many hotels, particularly those in New York, were forced to furlough staff in response to local requirements and economic pressures.

Post date: Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Many professionals anticipate that valuation will be the fulcrum issue in the upcoming wave of chapter 11 cases, and creative advocacy will be at a premium.

Traditional Valuation Approaches and the Bankruptcy Code

Post date: Tuesday, January 12, 2021

With the mandatory government shutdown orders, surges in unemployment affecting rental demand, prices declining and companies driven to shift their workforce to remote work, 2020 has certainly left a mark on commercial leases.

Post date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020

On March 17, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to protect its customers and employees, J.C. Penney opted to close all of its stores and decrease supply chain operations.[1] Then, in mid-May, J.C. Penney and its affiliates (the debtors) filed for chapter 11 protection in the U.S.

Post date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020

In a significant recent decision in the Alta Mesa chapter 11 case,[1] Bankruptcy Judge Marvin Isgur of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas (the “Bankruptcy Court”) held that the debtors’ midstream oil and gas gathering agreements constituted real property covenants “running wi

Post date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020

On January 29, 2019, PG&E Corporation (“PG&E”) and its primary operating subsidiary, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (“Debtors”), were forced to file for bankruptcy protection as a result of disastrous wildfires that occurred in Northern California in 2017 and 2018 which gave rise to billions of dollars in liabilities against the power giant.

Post date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Could your chapter 11 debtor survive if its quarterly fees increased by 833%?

Post date: Monday, May 11, 2020

The safe harbor provision in 11 U.S.C. § 546(e) provides, in relevant part, that a trustee may not avoid a transfer “made by or to (or for the benefit of) a ... financial institution ...

Post date: Monday, May 11, 2020

FirstEnergy[1] sells electricity to customers in six states. It commenced a chapter 11 bankruptcy case in May 2018 in which it sought to reject long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) entered into several years prior to bankruptcy.

Post date: Monday, May 11, 2020

The Supreme Court recently clarified that the finality of a bankruptcy court order is determined by evaluating whether the order unreservedly adjudicates a discrete proceeding or is part of a larger process. In Ritzen Group Inc. v.

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Mr. Robert S. Marticello
Co-Chair
Smiley Wang-Ekvall, LLP
Costa Mesa, CA
(714) 445-1000

Ms. Jordana L. Renert
Co-Chair
Lowenstein Sandler LLP
New York, NY
(212) 419-5963

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Communications Manager
Cole Schotz P.C.
Hackensack, NJ
(646) 563-8944

Ms. Jamie J. Fell
Education Director
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
New York, NY
(212) 455-3822

Ms. Krista L. Kulp
Newsletter Editor
Cole Schotz P.C.
Hackensack, NY
(201) 525-6317

Mr. Bradley A. Cosman
Special Projects Leader
Perkins Coie LLP
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 351-8205

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