Executive Summary The Obama Administration released its proposed budget for fiscal year 2014 on April 10, which included several proposals affecting estate planning. These are described in the Treasury Department’s General Explanations of the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2014 Revenue Proposals (commonly referred to as “the Greenbook”). Noticeable by its absence was the perennial proposal to […]
Neill Brower’s article, “Reviving an Old Project,” was published in The Recorder. The article discusses key items to address when restarting dormant development projects.
Stan Gibson’s blog article, “Pre-Filing Investigation At ITC Protected From Discovery,” was republished by IP Frontline.
Multinational companies often face challenges in enforcing claims against their employees and agents located in foreign jurisdictions. In December 2012, a federal appeals court decision — MacDermid, Inc. v. Deiter, No. 11-5388-cv (2nd Cir. Dec. 26, 2012) — made enforcement a bit easier when a company goes after employees who commit cyber theft beyond U.S. […]
I will be a panelist discussing “Specialized Loan Workouts” at the upcoming 4th Annual Special Assets Management Association conference to be held next week at the Santa Barbara Biltmore Hotel. My fellow panelists are the highly capable workout professional Cyndee Herles, Senior Vice President of Comerica Bank and hotel receiver Tim Post of Amber Hotels, […]
Recently, we’ve been seeing debtors try to confirm cram down plans of reorganization that are unfavorable to the secured creditor by “gerrymandering” the class of unsecured claims. The typical situation finds the secured creditor holding an undersecured loan. Under Section 506(a) of the Bankruptcy Code, the secured creditor’s claim is automatically bifurcated into a secured […]
Jim Butler’s blog article, “Hotel owner-operator disputes: Marriott v Eden Roc — what it all means for terminating hotel management agreements.” was picked up by Hotel Online, Hospitality Net and ehotelier.com.
Bob Braun’s article, “To Brand or Not To Brand (Your Hotel),” was published by Jim Butler’s Hotel Law Blog, and was picked up by Hotel Online, Hospitality Net, 4Hoteliers, ehotelier.com Hotel News Resource and the Calbar Business Law Section Newstand.