Dec. 1, 2015

Bankruptcy Turf War Leads to Dismissal for Bad Faith

Involuntary bankruptcy is generally invoked against a failing business to ensure fairness and transparency, with the idea that a neutral trustee, or the Bankruptcy Code’s disclosure requirements, will result in fair and equal treatment of creditors.

Douglas J. Smillie
Aug. 19, 2015

Supreme Court Refuses to Allow Fees for Defending Fee Applications in Bankruptcy

Under the Bankruptcy Code, professionals such as attorneys and accountants who render services to the bankruptcy estate must seek court approval of their fees as a prerequisite to payment.

Kenneth Charette
Aug. 17, 2015

Recent Scams Reported by the Pennsylvania Department of State

The Pennsylvania Department of State has issued notices regarding two separate scams being circulated to Pennsylvania businesses. The most recent scam relates to post card solicitations being mailed from a phony company named the “Business Compliance Division.”

Steven T. Boell
Jun. 17, 2015

OIG Issues “Fraud Alert” Regarding Physician Compensation Arrangements

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently warned physicians and facilities against so-called “sham” medical directorships and other compensation issues.

Douglas J. Smillie
Jun. 12, 2015

Supreme Court Addresses Lien Stripping in Bankruptcy

The Supreme Court, in Bank of America, N.A. v. Caulkett, makes decision that Chapter 7 debtor cannot void second lien mortgage, even if underwater.

Timothy D. Charlesworth
Jun. 3, 2015

Regional Business Leaders: Stay Informed of International Trade Deals’ Status

Regardless of your company’s size, or whether you export or import any goods, we all know that shipments do not always arrive on time or in one piece. There are many things that can go wrong.

Kenneth Charette
Oct. 18, 2018

Is your Business “Ready” for Sale?

For many private business owners, their ultimate “exit strategy” may involve the potential sale of their business to a third party. If you think that you may sell your business, then it is important that you begin to prepare for that possibility now. By making certain strategic decisions, you can make your company more attractive […]

Joshua A. Gildea
May. 1, 2015

So Your Contractor Left You Stranded…

No matter what type of work you have done on your home, from decks to pools to new kitchen cabinets, you should be aware of your rights in the event of conflict with a contractor.

Steven T. Boell
Feb. 18, 2015

Preventive Care: Negotiating Leases in the Healthcare Industry

During the economic downturn, the healthcare industry remained strong in the leasing market for a variety of reasons, including the expansion of health care beyond traditional medical offices and hospital campuses. This trend continues. Negotiating leases on behalf of healthcare clients requires counsel to address a variety of unique industry-specific legal and operational issues, ranging […]

Joseph A. Bubba
Feb. 17, 2015

Can a Medical Staff sue its own Hospital?

Can a Medical Staff sue its own Hospital? Apparently so. In Medical Staff of Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center v. Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center, the Minnesota Supreme Court determined that the Medical Staff had standing to sue the Hospital and that the Medical Staff Bylaws constituted an “enforceable contract” between the Medical Staff and […]