Sep. 21, 2021

An Unconditional and Irrevocable Personal Guaranty Not Always the Case When a Bankruptcy Court Is Involved

On Aug. 19, the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin issued a decision that serves as a warning and a reminder for business and individuals alike who obtain personal guarantees as part of their business dealings. Indeed, an unconditional, absolute and irrevocable personal guaranty may not be so after all.

 

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Sep. 14, 2021

Reduce Liability Risk as Employees Return to the Workplace

For over a year, the world has responded and adapted for the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses in all industries have been introduced to an assortment of changes, from expanded use of video communications to widespread remote work. 

Now, with the presence of COVID-19 vaccines, businesses can begin preparing for the new normal. As businesses start to return to the office, employers must remain cognizant and should each develop their own approach for safely transitioning back. In fact, how employers proceed could prove essential to their success.

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Aug. 4, 2021

Biden Anti-Competitive Executive Order Could Have CRE Impacts

As Published in GlobeSt.com

Real estate got mentioned as a direct target and could get caught in a backlash.

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Jul. 28, 2021

A New Tool To Deal With Misbehaving Bankruptcy Debtors

As published in the Barrister

While most individual bankruptcy debtors are honest and seek to rehabilitate themselves following financial distress, there are situations, which appear to be occurring more frequently, where the debtors, either with or without advice of counsel, abuse the bankruptcy process, ignore deadlines, ignore court orders, and seek to use the bankruptcy process for improper purposes in order to hinder and delay creditors. On April 27, 2021, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit issued an opinion in the case of In re Paul Francis (No. 19-9011) that provides great ammunition to creditors and judges in the bankruptcy court to appropriately impose punitive sanctions for such misbehavior.

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Jul. 20, 2021

Our Most Vulnerable Residents Need Access to Legal Representation

An op-ed by Tripp Scott's Douglas Reynolds

As Published in the South Florida Sun Sentinel

Home. In just four letters, that word captures so much of what we hold dear: safety and security, shelter and stability, identity and belonging. Homes are the physical, emotional and financial foundations of our families, our communities and our society at large. As such, moving and changing homes is often one of the most stressful and impactful events in our lives. The loss of a home — whether to fire, flood, hurricane or otherwise — is not just stressful and impactful, it can be traumatic. It has a domino effect, creating instability for the entire family: uprooting lives, forcing changes in schools and employment, and severing the support networks that bind us together.

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An Unconditional and Irrevocable Personal Guaranty Not Always the Case When a Bankruptcy Court Is Involved

On Aug. 19, the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin issued a decision that serves as a warning and a reminder for business and individuals alike who obtain personal guarantees as part of their business dealings. Indeed, an unconditional, absolute and irrevocable personal guaranty may not be so after all.

 

President Biden's Mandatory Vaccination Proclamation

SPECIAL REPORT BY TRIPP SCOTT'S CATALINA M. AVALOS

On September 9, 2021 President Biden issued COVID-19 vaccination mandates for federal employees and for private sector employers with 100 or more employees. Employees will have to get vaccinated or undergo Covid-19 testing at least once per week.  While we wait for specific guidance from the Department of Labor and other federal agencies that regulate the workplace, larger companies meeting the 100 or more employee threshold should begin planning for the implementation of the mandate and notifying their employees of the mandatory vaccination requirement so that employees can begin planning accordingly.  We anticipate that employers in the private sector will be given a reasonable amount of time to comply with the mandate.   For example, federal workers subject to this mandate are expected to receive a 75-day grace period to get vaccinated.   One thing seems to be clear though- the decision to require mandatory vaccinations in the workplace is no longer a matter of choice; at least for larger employers.

Reduce Liability Risk as Employees Return to the Workplace

For over a year, the world has responded and adapted for the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses in all industries have been introduced to an assortment of changes, from expanded use of video communications to widespread remote work. 

Now, with the presence of COVID-19 vaccines, businesses can begin preparing for the new normal. As businesses start to return to the office, employers must remain cognizant and should each develop their own approach for safely transitioning back. In fact, how employers proceed could prove essential to their success.

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