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Business Law

Business Law

Business law touches on the rights and obligations of all people involved in forming, owning, growing, operating, and managing a business.

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Business Litigation

Business Litigation

Business litigation involves prosecuting and defending clients with respect to their rights and obligations in the business environment.

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Bankruptcy And Restructuring

Bankruptcy And Restructuring

Bankruptcy and restructurings may involve negotiation with lenders, vendors, and employees to achieve suitable results that ease financial harm and improve business.

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Agricultural Law

Agricultural Law

Agricultural law involves the application of laws and regulations, state and federal, to the production and sale of agricultural products.

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Appeals

Appeals

Appeals follow after a matter has been tried in a court or other forum.

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Collection Law

Collection Law

Resolution of debts like receivables generated from the sale of goods or services.

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Construction Law

Construction Law

Construction law comprises that area of law relating to the improvement of real property, residential or commercial.

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News & Resources

CARES Act Relief - Monetary Limits On Small Business Bankruptcy Set to Expire Next Month

This past year has been difficult for many businesses who have barely managed to stay afloat during these turbulent times, and who are looking at more uncertainty ahead as prior relief packages are set to expire. While an additional relief package i...

Corporate Transparency Act – New Requirements to Disclose Ownership Information to the Federal Government

On January 1, 2021, the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) became law. Some important facts about the CTA include:...

Akerly Law Represents Creditors in Bankruptcy Fight Over Ownership of Legal Malpractice Claim

Akerly Law, led by its appellate specialist Carrie R. McNair, recently represented a creditor with a complicated appellate bankruptcy issue that was one of first impression for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. At issue, was the ownership of a leg...

Domestication of Federal Court Judgments - Easy Breezy

When you have a judgment issued by a state court in another state, domestication of the judgment in another state for enforcement purposes is covered by the Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgment Act, as adopted by the forum state. ...

Fifth Circuit Hold Cross-Collaterization Creates One Loan Out of Two

The Fifth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals has held, in a Chapter 13 case, that when two claims are secured by the same personal collateral, i.e., cross-collateralized, the debtor's Chapter 13 plan cannot provide for the surrender of the collateral f...

SCOTUS Rules That Automatic Stay is Not Violated by Pre-Petition Taking of Property

In Fulton, the City of Chicago's practice was to impound vehicles identified as having overdue parking tickets. Many Chicago residents would subsequently file bankruptcy under Chapter 13 and request that the City immediately return their vehicles or ...

What Happens to the Ownership Interest in a Single-Member LLC Upon the Death of its Member?

If your spouse, family member, or someone you know, was operating a small business and passes away, what can happen to that business? If that business was organized as a limited liability company in the state of Texas, the business may be able to con...

Bankruptcy Rule 2004 - What is it? (Part 1)

Bankruptcy Rule 2004 provides, in pertinent part: (a) EXAMINATION ON MOTION. On motion of any party in interest, the court may order the examination of any entity....

Changes to the Bankruptcy Code Take Effect in 2020

On August 23, 2019, President Trump signed the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019, P.L. 116-54 (the “SBRA”). ...

Can a Federal Court Enjoin State Court Proceeding?

The All Writs Act, 28 U.S.C. § 1651, allows federal courts to “issue all writs necessary or appropriate in aid of their respective jurisdictions and agreeable to the usages and principles of law.”...