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Preference Actions: What is the “contemporaneous exchange” defense?

In a previous post (“Defenses to Preference Actions – Part I“), I explained that there are three common defenses to preference actions (also often called “preference lawsuits”) that you can use if you’ve received a demand letter from a bankruptcy trustee, from counsel to a Debtor-In-Possession or counsel to a creditors committee. In a subsequent …

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Defenses to Preference Actions – Part 1

In previous posts on this site (What is a Preference?  And why should you care? and Preference Actions:  How to Defend Against Them), I’ve addressed the topic of preference actions (also commonly referred to as preference lawsuits). If you read those two posts, then you know that, from a creditor’s perspective: Preference actions seem unfair …

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Lenny liquidated in 11?

You may have seen recent reports that Lenny Dykstra’s World Series ring was sold at auction to a Queens man for $56,000. And if you’ve been following the travails of Lenny Dykstra, or you’ve been reading previous posts on this blog (e.g., “Why Did Lenny Dykstra File for Chapter 11?” or “Dykstra Learns More About …

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Lenny Dykstra learns more about Chapter 11 as trustee appointed in the case

Previously, I posted about Lenny Dykstra and why someone like him would file for Chapter 11, which is more typically used for business bankruptcies, rather than Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 which are for individual bankruptcies. Regardless of whether it was the right path strategically speaking, things don’t seem to be going so well for …

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Who Are Your New York Chapter 13 Trustees?

A lot of New York readers may not know who their own Congressional representatives are in Washington, D.C.  And perhaps as few know the state legislator from their district.  But I’m willing to bet that almost no readers know who the Chapter 13 trustees are for their district in New York.  So I’ve listed them …

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What will happen at my 341 meeting of creditors in New York?

It’s very common for clients filing for personal bankruptcy to worry about the 341 Meeting of Creditors.  It’s the first “event” in a bankruptcy case and the first time for most clients to actually go to court.  (Though it’s usually the only time the client needs to go to court in a bankruptcy case.) A …

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New Bankruptcy FAQ section

Just want to let everyone know that the Bankruptcy FAQ section from our website is now also available on this blog. In the Bankruptcy FAQ section, you can find answers on the following topics: What disclosures must a collection agency provide to a debtor? What actions must a collection agency avoid? Are there any alternatives …

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Preference lawsuits: How to defend yourself

In a previous post I explained to all the New Yorkers out there what a preference lawsuit is and why you should care. While reading it may have helped make you feel smart at cocktail parties, in the back of your mind you were probably also wondering, “So what exactly should I do if I’m …

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What is a preference payment? And why should you care?

Let’s say someone owes you money.  You know they’re having financial difficulties, so you go to them and try to get them to pay it back to you before they file for bankruptcy.  You have a good relationship with them and they’re kind enough to make sure you get paid back. Three weeks later, the …

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What you should know about the trustee in bankruptcy

When the topic of bankruptcy in New York comes up, you hear a lot about things like Chapter 7, Chapter 13, the “means test,” financial statements and a bunch of other important terms. But what do you know about the trustee and his or her role in a bankruptcy case? It’s important to understand what …

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