• Posts by Ryan T. Murphy

    Ryan is a skilled negotiator and regularly resolves issues out of court. He is also a seasoned litigator and represents parties in bankruptcy, receiverships and commercial litigation across the country. He has extensive ...

Nearly 2 million nonprofits are registered with the IRS, and the National Center of Charitable Statistics reports that about 30% of nonprofits close within 10 years. How do directors and officers of nonprofits satisfy their fiduciary obligations when a nonprofit faces economic difficulties and insolvency?

With Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings on the rise in the first six months of 2023, including Subchapter V filings, it is important to understand the advantages and challenges of Subchapter V and its stream-lined reorganization process.

When conducting a winddown of a business, should the business formally dissolve? What are the benefits and what are the risks when dissolving an entity?

When a case is administratively insolvent, can a trustee force estate professionals to disgorge compensation paid pursuant to a court’s order approving such compensation?

The most important part of the process is assessing the alternative methods to wind down a business, choosing the right approach and executing on the plan.

Minnesota exemptions were recently updated, increasing the amount of assets that individuals may protect.

Steps and strategies for trade vendors to protect themselves in the event a customer may file for bankruptcy during economic disruption.

Chapter 11 bankruptcy is an important and powerful tool to address financial challenges that a company and its decision-makers may be facing. While the process has its challenges, understanding the rights afforded and strategic advantages available through the Chapter 11 process is critical.

New dollar amounts for exemptions under the Bankruptcy Code took effect on April 1, 2019, and apply to all cases filed on or after that date. Ryan Murphy prepared a table that summarizes these updated Bankruptcy Code amounts and also compares the Bankruptcy Code exemptions with the Minnesota state-law exemptions.

Worldwide debt has grown to nearly $250 trillion, a substantial increase since the Great Recession in 2008. The makeup of the debt held by individuals has changed and the amount of corporate debt has significantly increased. With economic challenges on the horizon, these changes will likely affect the processes individuals and corporations pursue to address debt.

Minnesota has expanded the types and value of assets that individuals may protect from creditors.

The new receivership and assignment for benefit of creditors statutes took effect in 2012.

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