Judge Katzmann Goes Senior, Giving Biden 2d Circuit Vacancy

For all the laypeople out there, going on senior status as a Federal Court Judge means that you work fewer hours/days every week. Judge Katzmann is a Court of Appeals Judge, and he just took senior status (https://news.bloomberglaw.com/us-law-week/u-s-judge-katzmann-goes-senior-giving-biden-2d-circuit-vacancy), creating a vacancy for Biden to appoint a Democrat in his stead. Why is this important to […]

Don’t Hire a Trial Lawyer to Handle your Appeal

It’s not easy to accept a judgment when you lose a case. Sometimes there are valid reasons to want to appeal the decision. When you are thinking about appealing a ruling, consider whom you will have representing you. Should you stick with your trial lawyer, or is it better to get an appellate lawyer to […]

Classic Antitrust Cases: Will Congress Override Brooke Group, Matsushita, and Weyerhaeuser—and Resurrect Utah Pie?

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee Majority Report of its Investigation into Digital Markets included a number of recommendations that went beyond digital markets, including overriding several classic antitrust cases.  One of the Report’s recommendations is to make it easier for plaintiffs to bring predatory pricing and buying monopolization cases by overriding the “recoupment prong” in Brooke Group, Matsushita, and Weyerhaeuser.  […]

New Year, New Rules: New York Employees May Begin Taking Paid Sick Leave January 1, 2021

The New York State Paid Sick Leave law (“NYSPSL”) and the amendments to the New York City Paid Safe and Sick Leave law (“ESSTA”) expanding employees’ paid sick leave entitlements will go into full effect on January 1, 2021. NYSPSL went into effect on September 30, 2020 for accrual purposes, but employees are not able to access their […]

Are your wages being garnished?

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Are your wages being garnished for child support, student loans, or back taxes and you’re now unable to pay any of your other creditors? We can help you figure out a solution for how to move forward when your wages are being garnished. Wage Garnishment Garnishment is recognized as an American legal order for collecting […]

Understanding the New “Fast-Pass” Small Business Bankruptcy Process

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On February 19, 2020, the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (SBRA) took effect. The SBRA added a new subsection to Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, so creditors may hear it called Subchapter V.  It creates a faster and less expensive Chapter 11 reorganization path for small business debtors.  Since it’s been effective for […]

PODCAST: Chapter 11 – Barfly Ventures Files

This episode, hosted by Farva Jafri of Jafri Law Firm, will talk about Barfly Ventures’ petition for chapter 11 protection and what Jafri Law Firm is doing throughout the COVID-19 crisis to serve current and potential clients.

Bankruptcy During the Time of COVID-19

As businesses of all sizes brace for the impact of COVID-19 over the next several months, and possibly years, the rise of bankruptcy filings is inevitable. The impact on small businesses in particular is likely to be devastating. While you may be familiar with traditional filings under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, you may be […]

Fiduciary Duties And Financial Distress In The Time Of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented economic disruption, creating sudden financial distress across industries. Companies are now facing impacts ranging from a dramatic decline in revenue of uncertain duration, to potential setbacks to M&A transactions, to delayed or canceled financing rounds. With even some previously well-performing companies potentially entering the so-called zone of insolvency, it’s […]

PODCAST: Introducing The Bankruptcy Podcast

Hey all, just wanted to give you a sneak preview of the Bankruptcy Podcast. While we all have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses have especially not fared well during these difficult times. The economy is entering into a deep recession, and here on the Bankruptcy Podcast we are going to talk about some […]