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Obermayer's Markey and George Earn Philadelphia Business Journal's Best of the Bar Awards

Pauline Markey and Edmond M. George, both of whom are Partners at Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP, were chosen as two of Philadelphia Business Journal’s 2018 Best of the Bar award winners. The awards were designed to honor the top lawyers within the Philadelphia region in business litigation, employment litigation, intellectual propert...

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Obermayer's Attorney Sprenkle Speaking on Multifamily Housing Panel

Obermayer Partner Stephanie J. Sprenkle, Esquire, will be speaking at the 43rd Annual Bond Attorney Workshop on a panel regarding Multifamily Housing. Ms. Sprenkle is a practicing attorney in the areas of banking, public finance, real estate, leasing and development, and general corporate matters. The panel will be hosted by the National Associati...

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THE BIG PROBLEM WITH SMALL PREFERENCES: The Inconsistent Application of the Small-Dollar Venue Exception Creates Opportunities for Knowledgeable Preference Defendants

  Vendors who sell goods to troubled businesses are often shocked when they are later sued by the debtor, a creditors’ committee or a trustee for the avoidance and recovery of preferential transfers. For the benefit of the uninitiated, the Bankruptcy Code permits the filing of lawsuits against creditors to avoid and recover payments on trad...

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Bankruptcy Courts Just Say No to the Marijuana Industry

Despite growing public acceptance of marijuana and the wide-spread passage of state laws legalizing marijuana for medicinal and even recreational purposes, marijuana remains a criminal offense under federal law which presents profound implications for those involved in the marijuana industry who seek the protections of the Bankruptcy Code. Even i...

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Seller Beware! The Ninth Circuit Holds Innocent Sellers Liable for the Return of Misappropriated Company Funds

When a court begins its opinion with the statement that “bad facts make bad law,” you know you are in for a good read. Such was the case with The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals which recently held that two sellers of real estate and design services were liable for the return of payments alleged to be fraudulent transfers made by the debto...

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The Cookie Crumbles in Baker’s Bid for a § 503(b)(9) Administrative Claim

Under section 503(b)(9) of the Bankruptcy Code, a creditor may recover as a priority administrative expense the value of goods sold to the debtor in the ordinary course of its business that are “received” by the debtor within the twenty-day period before the filing of the bankruptcy petition. The stakes of such a determination are consid...

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Obermayer Adds Bankruptcy Attorney

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP adds Alicia M. Sandoval to the firm’s Creditors' Rights, Bankruptcy and Financial Reorganization Department. She will be based in Obermayer’s Philadelphia office. Sandoval represents businesses in need of restructuring, reorganization, and liquidation.  Representations include secured creditors in Ch...

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Trade Vendor Victory — The Third Circuit Refines Eligibility for Administrative Claims Under § 503(b)(9)

It is hardly news that the seismic shift in buying habits towards travel and experiences and to internet shopping has dealt a devastating blow to many traditional brick and mortar retailers.  Retailers are going bankrupt at a record pace, and 2017 is on track to post the highest number of retail bankruptcies since the Great Recession. Venera...

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Obermayer Attorneys Named To 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® And Rising Stars Lists

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP is pleased to announce that a number of our attorneys were selected for inclusion in 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®. Obermayer 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® Bankruptcy Charles M. Golden Business LitigationThomas A. LeonardWilliam J. Leonard Civil Litigation DefenseGary M. Samms Employment &...

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THE SUPREME COURT DISMISSES STRUCTURED DISMISSALS

In a decision all but certain to engender future litigation, the Supreme Court recently held in the case of Czyzewski v. Jevic Holding Corp. that structured dismissals providing for distributions that do not follow the normal priority rules and that do not have the consent of affected creditors are impermissible. Reversing the Third Circuit C...

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