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Oct 14th, 2020

A Florida Employer’s Guide to Navigating Covid-19 in Phase III

On Friday September 25, 2020, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida will enter Phase III of reopening which allows many businesses to operate at full capacity. Navigating workplace protocols in the midst of an unprecedented pandemic can be confusing and lead to significant litigation if employers are not making informed decisions.  Consulting trusted employment law attorneys who understand and monitor the changes in the guidelines issued by the Center for Disease Control (“CDC”), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”), and local laws has never been more critical.

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Oct 7th, 2020

Is More Bankruptcy Reform on the Horizon?

Amid current legislative gridlock on so many issues, Congress surprisinglyhas been able to enact several significant changes to the Bankruptcy Code in the last year. With the economy still reeling due to the pandemic, and Congress considering an additional stimulus bill, more bankruptcy changes may be coming. Read More
Sep 23rd, 2020

The Bankruptcy Bubble: Has It Finally “Burst”?

On August 11, 2020, Stein Mart announced it had filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11, following an extensive list of prestigious retail brands that had done the same in 2020: Tailored Brands, Lord & Taylor, Neiman Marcus, Brooks Brothers, to name a few. However, unlike most of the retail bankruptcies of 2020, Stein Mart, as of the date of writing, is planning on closing most of its almost 300 stores.

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Sep 4th, 2020

You Can Come In, But You Can’t Stay - Judge Grossman Dismisses Debtor’s Case for Re-designating Under the SBRA After Deadlines Have Passed.

Seven Stars on the Hudson Corp., Case No. 19-17544-SMG (Bankr. S.D. Fla. Aug. 7, 2020) Relying on a plain reading of Sections 1188 and 1189 of the Bankruptcy Code, Bankruptcy Judge Scott M. Grossman dismissed the Seven Stars bankruptcy case based on the debtor’s election to proceed under Subchapter V of Chapter 11 after the expiration of the statutory deadlines for filing a plan and holding a status conference.

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