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Cohn and Dussi hires Robert Hanna as Director of Sales & Marketing

BOSTON Feb. 24, 2020 — Cohn & Dussi LLC, a full-service law firm based in Boston, is pleased to announce the addition of Robert Hanna as Director of National Sales and Marketing. “Bob has been influential in the creditors’ rights and commercial collection industry. He is well respected by financial companies throughout the country. We […]

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Kirk Burkley of Bernstein-Burkley, P.C. Elected President of ABC

By: LEAN Staff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kirk Burkley of Bernstein-Burkley, P.C. Elected President of ABC PITTSBURGH – This past December, Kirk Burkley, Managing Partner at Bernstein-Burkley, P.C., headquartered in Pittsburgh, was elected President of the American Board of Certification, the nation’s premier legal specialty certification organization that certifies attorneys as specialists in business bankruptcy, consumer bankruptcy, and creditors’ rights law. His term will run through December 2020. […]

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JOSHUA HASKO ELECTED PRESIDENT OF LEAN MEMBER FIRM MESSERLI KRAMER

By: LEAN Staff

MINNEAPOLIS – October 1, 2019 – Messerli Kramer is pleased to announce that Joshua A. Hasko has been elected President of the firm, succeeding John Lang who previously served in the role. Hasko has been an active member of the firm’s board of directors and served as chair of the Business Litigation Department. Bill Hicks, […]

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PG&E Bankruptcy and Equipment Lessors

By: Peter C. Califano, LEAN Attorney

On Tuesday, January 29th, 2019, PG&E’s parent and operating company each filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case in San Francisco. The cases are being jointly administered with the lead case as Case No. 19-30088 (PG&E Corporation). The Debtors explained that the main reason for the bankruptcy filing was due to the mounting claims from the […]

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Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Rises in February 2019

By: Reprinted courtesy of Equipment Finance Advisor

If you didn’t see this is yesterday’s Equipment Finance Advisor we thought you may enjoy some good news before the President’s Day weekend. This has echoed the bullish sentiment been hearing from our partner firms. We are pulling for the positive trend to continue! The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released the February 2019 Monthly […]

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Syracuse LEAN Firm Barclay Damon Combines With Commercial Bankruptcy Leader Menter, Rudin & Trivelpiece

By: LEAN Staff

Barclay Damon LLP recently announced its combination with Menter, Rudin & Trivelpiece, P.C., a firm widely known for its longstanding leadership in commercial bankruptcy cases. Effective August 1, 2018, the 14 attorneys of the Syracuse-based Menter firm and its paralegals and staff joined Barclay Damon, which will continue to be the name of the combined […]

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Good News for Equipment Lessors – Priority for Idle Equipment!

By: Peter C. Califano, Esq.

  GOOD NEWS FOR EQUIPMENT LESSORS – PRIORITY FOR IDLE EQUIPMENT In March 2018, the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana[1] affirmed a Bankruptcy Court’s order allowing an administrative expense claim for leased equipment that sat idle and unused for the initial 60-day period after the debtor-lessee filed a Chapter 11 […]

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Dealing with Liquidated Damages In and Out of Bankruptcy

By: Robert S. Bernstein, Managing Partner, Bernstein-Burkley, P.C. [1]

  Dealing with Liquidated Damages In and Out of Bankruptcy When utilized in contracts and leases, a liquidated damages clause can serve as a tool to avoid unnecessary litigation. In situations where a party has breached the terms of a lease, the parties can include a liquidated damages clause in order to determine the amount […]

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Forebearance Agreement Drafting Tips

By: Jay L. Welford - LEAN Attorney at Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss, P.C.

Before a lender/lessor engages in a negotiation with its borrower/lessee regarding a proposed or requested forbearance arrangement, it is recommended that the following topics be used as a checklist for the negotiation process and for inclusion in the forbearance agreement itself. Skilled counsel can customize these concepts to maximize the leverage of the lender/lessor and […]

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Lessors Beware of the Enforceability of Stipulated Loss Value Tables

By: LEAN Attorneys Frank Peretore, Robert L. Hornby & Ryan O’Connor - Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC

A recent ruling by a judge in the influential Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware may indicate that Stipulated Loss Value tables are more at risk than is commonly believed in the industry. The opinion arose in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case filed by Tidewater Inc. and its affiliated debtors (the “Tidewater Debtors”), entities […]

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