The attorneys of Stites & Harbison’s Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy Service Group advise and represent clients in workout negotiations, default and foreclosure and actions in state courts, and in contested matters and adversary proceedings arising under Chapters 7, 11, 12 and 13 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. We also handle creditor defense and bankruptcy litigation.
Our experience includes:
- Financial institution representation
- Creditor defense and bankruptcy litigation
- Work for secured creditors, trade and other unsecured creditors, landlords, insurance companies, equipment lessors, creditors' committees, indenture trustees, liquidating trustees and preference- and fraudulent-conveyance defendants
Members of the Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy Service Group regularly partner with members of other Stites & Harbison practice groups including Environmental and Natural Resources, Intellectual Property, Construction, Real Estate and Banking, and Health Care to negotiate and litigate complex issues in United States Bankruptcy Courts from coast to coast.
- Represented the D-I-P lender and successful purchaser in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of a hospital.
- Successfully negotiated an 11 U.S.C. Section 363 sale of all of the hospital's assets to the client within 90 days of the petition.
- Handled two foreclosures of entire subdivision developments in Southern Indiana.
- Representing a hedge fund, obtained a favorable judgment against the guarantor to recover fraudulent transfer.
- Representing a title insurance company in litigation brought by Chapter 11 debtor's mortgage warehouse lender.
- Seeking judgment and possession of Limobus in Jefferson County, Kentucky.
The Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that the “mere retention of property does not violate § 362(a)(3)” of the automatic stay.
In this recorded webinar, Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy attorneys Elizabeth Lee Thompson, Brian M. Bennett, Chrisandrea L. Turner and John S. Wathen discuss the latest legal issues impacting businesses during these uncertain economic times.
On Friday, October 30, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) issued a new, long-awaited final rule to bring the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) regulations into the 21st century. In announcing the change, the CFPB had the same idea as me: distinguishing the differences between pop culture and collection practices in 1977 and 2020.
On August 12, 2020, the Tennessee General Assembly passed the COVID-19 Recovery Act (the “Act”), which was enacted into law by Governor Bill Lee’s signature on August 17, 2020.
LEXINGTON, Ky.—Lawdragon has named Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Chrisandrea Turner to its inaugural 2020 Lawdragon 500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers. Turner is one of only seven Kentucky attorneys honored.
The Louis D. Brandeis American Inn of Court recently selected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Aaron Klein as an Associate member.
Two recent bills were signed into law following the 2020 Regular Session of the Kentucky Assembly which impact creditors. House Bill 155 and House Bill 411.
Recently, the Federal Reserve initiated a new commercial lending facility that has been promised for months, the Main Street Lending Program (“MSLP”), consisting of three new loan facilities: the New Loan Facility, Expanded Loan Facility and Priority Loan Facility.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 19 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2020 guide.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Greater Louisville Market of the March of Dimes has appointed Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Brian Bennett to its Board of Directors.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The Mid-South Commercial Law Institute (MSCLI) recently elected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Erika Barnes as a director of its 25-member Board of Directors.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC recently elected three members to the firm’s six-member Management Committee, replacing three attorneys who completed their terms of service. The new committee members are attorneys Erika Barnes, Carol Dan Browning and Richard Wehrle.
On Wednesday, February 19, 2020, the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 creating a new Subchapter V for small-business debtors (less than $2,725,625 in debt) becomes effective. The purpose of this act is to eliminate some of the costly elements of a business bankruptcy reorganization and streamline the procedures.
In March 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a narrow holding that debt collectors enforcing security interests in nonjudicial proceedings are subject to only one section (Section 1692f(6)) of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).