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11th Circuit Rules On The Georgia Real Property Remedial Statute – Who Is A “Subscribing Witness?”

Once again, a Bankruptcy case leads to a key opinion in Georgia real estate law and, as often the case, the Chapter 7 Trustee prevails.  In In re Lindstrom, 2022 WL 1041192 (11th Cir. April 7, 2022) (click here for .pdf) the issue was the validity of a security deed, the interpretation of the Georgia… Continue Reading

District Court Upholds Georgia Bankruptcy Court’s Restrictions On Chapter 7 Trustee Attorneys’ Fees

[Updated – The Trustee has filed a Motion for Rehearing (click here for .pdf of motion)] In this lengthy post, we discuss Judge Paul Bonapfel’s 73-page Order in which he skewered the fee application of a Chapter 7 Trustee and effectively changed the way all judges in the Northern District of Georgia view fee applications… Continue Reading

Eleventh Circuit Allows Individual Chapter 11 Debtor To Argue Appointment Of Trustee Violated Thirteenth Amendment

In In re Breland, __ F.3d __ , 2021 WL 910657 (11th Cir., March 10, 2021) (click here for .pdf) the individual Debtor filed a voluntary Chapter 11 petition.  After it was determined that he was transferring assets and defrauding his creditors a Chapter 11 Trustee was appointed. [Debtor] protested that the trustee’s appointment violated… Continue Reading

3rd Cir. – Section 546 Statute of Limitations Expired Prior To Election of “Permanent Trustee,” Thus Barring Avoidance Actions

By: Scott B. Riddle, Esq. This opinion could by very important in Chapter 11 (or 13) cases that are nearing their two-year anniversary and in danger of conversion. In Singer, Trustee v. Franklin Boxboard Co. (In re American Pad & Paper, Co.), No. 05-1379, 2007 Bankr. LEXIS 4792 (3rd Cir. March 2, 2006), the Chapter 11 Order… Continue Reading