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Supreme Court Broadens What is Considered as Bankruptcy Fraud

Supreme Court Broadens What is Considered as Bankruptcy Fraud

On Monday, May 16th, 2016, I had the honor of being present in the United States Supreme Court to be sworn in as a member of the U.S. Supreme Court Bar. While I was there, I had the unique opportunity of observing the courts deliver its decisions, including that of the case Husky International...

Rent Stabilized Apartments are Now Protected under NY Law When Filing Bankruptcy

Rent Stabilized Apartments are Now Protected under NY Law When Filing Bankruptcy

For the last several years, those considering filing bankruptcy in New York who lived in either a rent-controlled or rent-stabilized apartment had to consider the possibility of losing their home if they filed bankruptcy. It seemed crazy that some of the most vulnerable among us risked becoming...

New Protection Granted to Those Sued in New York

New Protection Granted to Those Sued in New York

Every year over 100,000 people in New York are sued on debts such as credit cards, car loans, or medical bills.  Many don’t know they have been sued until they find that their bank accounts have been levied or wages garnished. This happens because many creditors don’t actually serve a copy of the...

Update: Bankruptcy in NY with Rent-Control and Rent-Stabilized Apartments

Update: Bankruptcy in NY with Rent-Control and Rent-Stabilized Apartments

As discussed in previous blogs, due to a loophole in the law, those who file bankruptcy in New York and who live in rent-controlled or rent-stabilized apartments risk losing their homes. Although there has been no resolution of this unfortunate situation, there have been some developments in two...