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Manichean Struggle: Reverse Veil-Piercing Authorized in Delaware

A recent decision from the Delaware Chancery Court has established, for the first time, that the remedy of reverse veil-piercing is recognized under Delaware law. The decision, Manichean Capital, LLC v. Exela Technologies, Inc., resolves a dispute regarding the availability of reverse veil-piercing and augments the remedies for minority shareholders dissenting from a merger. Background…

Client Alerts | June 2, 2021 | Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Litigation

Mapping the Harbor: Additional Interpretation of the Bankruptcy Safe Harbor

A series of decisions (and a recent brief) have highlighted some of the new issues that are arising in Safe Harbor litigation. In particular, they show how the courts are wrestling with questions concerning: Which entity in a complex transaction is considered the “initial transferee” for Safe Harbor purposes? How are courts interpreting the Safe…

Client Alerts | March 24, 2021 | Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Litigation

Safe Harbor Resource Center

Elements of the Safe Harbor Defense Section 546(e) of the Bankruptcy Code provides a safe harbor that bars certain avoidance actions/clawback actions (described below – “What types of actions are barred?”) regarding Qualifying Transactions (described below) that involve Qualifying Entities (described below). What types of actions are barred? Section 546(e) bars preference actions and constructive fraudulent…

FEATURED PUBLICATION | March 23, 2021 | Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Litigation

I Really Can’t Stay: Supreme Court Clarifies Scope of Bankruptcy Automatic Stay

The United States Supreme Court has issued an opinion that clarifies the extent to which the automatic stay imposes obligations on creditors that seized their debtor’s property pre-petition and resolves a broad split among the circuit courts. The decision, City of Chicago v. Fulton, provides protection for creditors but adds to the burdens faced by…

Client Alerts | January 20, 2021 | Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Litigation

Kleinberg Kaplan Partners Matthew Gold, Dov Kleiner and Marc Rosen Published in Westlaw Today

A recent client alert written by Kleinberg Kaplan partners Matthew Gold, Dov Kleiner and Marc Rosen was republished by Westlaw Today. The article, “The Trustee Strikes Back: Greektown Decision May Limit Safe Harbor Defenses,” discusses an interesting new decision by a Michigan bankruptcy court in the ongoing battle over clawback actions. The article was included…

Attorney Articles | January 19, 2021 | Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Litigation

BAM! Madoff Defendants Socked with Substantial Prejudgment Interest

A recent decision from a New York bankruptcy court provides guidance on how federal courts may approach requests for prejudgment interest in fraudulent conveyance cases. The decision, Picard v. BAM LP, highlights a risk faced by defendants in litigation of lengthy duration and provides practical guidance on how federal judges may exercise their discretion regarding…

Client Alerts | January 4, 2021 | Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Litigation

Not Just the Usual Suspects: Court of Appeals Allows Lender’s Suit Against Parties that Financed Hostile Bankruptcy

A recent decision by the New York Court of Appeals adds teeth to the ability of real estate lenders to dissuade borrowers from filing bankruptcy and highlights the risks faced by borrowers that choose bankruptcy – and those that assist them. The decision, Sutton 58 Associates LLC v. Pilevsky, permits a lender to pursue a…

Client Alerts | December 10, 2020 | Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Litigation | Real Estate Litigation | Financing

The Trustee Strikes Back: Greektown Decision May Limit Safe Harbor Defenses

A recent decision from a Michigan bankruptcy court shows potential limits to Safe Harbor defenses to clawback actions and may provide new hope to trustees and other clawback plaintiffs that seek to push back against defendant-friendly decisions in the Second Circuit. The decision, In re Greektown Holdings, LLC, highlights the importance of appropriately and carefully…

Client Alerts | December 8, 2020 | Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Litigation

Kleinberg Kaplan Partners Matthew Gold, Dov Kleiner and Michael Levine Published in Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law

A recent client alert written by Kleinberg Kaplan partners Matthew Gold, Dov Kleiner and Michael Levine has been re-published in the November/December edition of Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law. The article, “New York Court Adopts Majority ‘Taint Travels’ Rule” highlights the Firestar Diamond, Inc. decision by the New York Bankruptcy Court which is the latest…

Attorney Articles | November 11, 2020 | Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Litigation