Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights Blog Posts

  • Top 10 Retailers to Watch for Possible Bankruptcy Filing in 2022

    February 7, 2022

    The last half of 2021 was virtually a ghost town for filing retail bankruptcies. However, the rise of the Omicron variant has significantly delayed a full return to normal for shopping centers. The good news is that the vaccines work, people are cautiously resuming activities, and the economy is running well. Still, with the end ...

  • Considering COVID in Valuing Real Estate in Chapter 11 Cases

    February 1, 2022

    Timothy Duggan, Chair of Stark & Stark’s Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Group, authored the article “Cramdown Litigation: Considering COVID in Valuing Real Estate in Chapter 11 Cases,” which was published in the New Jersey Law Journal on January 26, 2022. In this timely article, Tim discusses how the valuation of real estate in Chapter 11 cases ...

  • Old Country Buffet’s Parent, Fresh Acquisitions, Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in Northern District of Texas

    April 22, 2021

    Old Country Buffet’s parent corporation, Fresh Acquisitions, LLC, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in the Northern District of Texas, docket # 21-30721. The San Antonio-based company operates six (6) restaurant chains in 27 states – Ryan’s, Old Country Buffet, Tahoe Joe’s Famous Steakhouse, Fire Mountain, Furr’s Fresh Buffet, and ...

  • 20 Retailers to Watch for a Bankruptcy Filing in the First Half of 2021

    December 1, 2020

    The global pandemic has upended retail across the country. In most cases landlords and tenants are working together to get through this adversity. Although vaccines are expected before the end of the year, the distribution will not likely be available to everyone until at least mid-2021. As such, the retail industry is expected to have ...

  • Youfit Health Clubs Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in Delaware

    November 9, 2020

    Youfit Health Clubs filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this morning in the District of Delaware, docket #20-12853 MFW. The club with more than 80 locations in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas and Virginia, follows in the footsteps of other health clubs that have filed for Chapter11 protection in the last ...

  • 20 Retailers to Watch for a Bankruptcy Filing in the Second Half of 2020

    June 17, 2020

    The unprecedented global pandemic has created a limbo for most retail tenants, and in some cases, left landlords without payment of rents. Further, some states have placed moratoriums on eviction actions, allowing tenant to stay and not pay. However, as states begin to open back up for business there appears to be light at the ...

  • Hair Cuttery Enters Chapter 11 Bankruptcy – Seeks to Trim 49 Locations

    April 24, 2020

    Government orders directing the shut-down of non-essential retailers, as a result of COVID-19, have forced another retail chain into bankruptcy. Creative Hairdressers, Inc. (“Creative”), the parent of Hair Cuttery, filed for Chapter 11 relief yesterday in the bankruptcy court for the District of Maryland. According to its first day filings, Creative is one of the ...

  • COVID-19 Forces Modell’s to “Mothball” Chapter 11 Efforts

    March 25, 2020

    In an ironic bankruptcy twist, the COVID-19 outbreak is thwarting Modell’s Sporting Goods’ ability to liquidate. Modell’s filed its bankruptcy case on March 11th and announced that it was closing all 134 of its stores. The chain was founded by Morris A. Modell in 1889, with a single store on Cortlandt Street in Manhattan. Modell’s ...

  • Earth Fare Files for Liquidating Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    February 5, 2020

    Earth Fare, Inc., the 45-year old natural and organic grocery chain, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Tuesday in Delaware under docket number 20-10256. The Debtor operates more than 53 grocery stores throughout the Southeast, mid-Atlantic and Midwest. The company is privately held and backed by private equity firms Oak Hill Capital Partners and Green Capital ...

  • Sears Continues to File Hundreds of Preference Suits Against Trade Creditors

    February 5, 2020

    The lawsuits just keep coming… last week, Chapter 11 Debtor, Sears Holdings Corporation (“Sears”) continued to file hundreds of preference complaints to recover money from paid pre-petition creditors. The Debtor filed a mass of suits back in November 2019. For most creditors, it makes no sense that they receive a complaint to return money for goods ...

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