Amir Shachmurove

Reed Smith LLP

Associate (2020 - )

Washington, DC 20001

United States

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“  I am drafting scholarly articles on Chapter 15 and the NVRA, proposals for book-length exegeses of Chapter 2 of the Federal Arbitration Act and the history of U.S. agricultural bankruptcy history law, and academic and practical pieces on the arcane (disallowed creditors as parties-in-interest), mundane (participation standard under section 1141), bankruptcy-centric (Butner), legally generic (joinder), and more. I invite comments about my past work and protean plans, co-authoring opportunities, and advice about how to hone my existing writing skills and nascent marketing efforts. A caveat about this author’s page: While I uploaded a few of my non-academic writings, I left off most, such as those printed by the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal. To any interested person, I will gladly dispatch a comprehensive publications tally and/or directions on how to access these compositions.  ”

Scholarly Papers (36)

1.

Sovereign Speech in Troubled Times: Prosecutorial Statements as Extrajudicial Admissions

86 Tennessee Law Review 403 (2019)
Number of pages: 100 Posted: 15 Jan 2020 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2022
Amir Shachmurove
Reed Smith LLP
Downloads 2,576 (9,764)

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Evidence Rule 801, Federal Rules of Evidence, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Criminal Discovery, Plea Bargain, Civil Discovery, United States Attorneys' Manual, admissions, prosecutorial abuse, discretion, Batson, Blackstone, Admissions, Hearsay, Nonhearsay

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Escape from Pandemonium: Reconciling § 363(f) and § 365(h) in Qualitech's Shadow and Spanish Peaks’ Wake

27 American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review 181 (2019)
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 15 Jan 2020 Last Revised: 27 Jan 2020
Amir Shachmurove
Reed Smith LLP
Downloads 1,995 (14,724)
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363, 363(f), 365, 365(h), free-and-clear sale, Qualitech, Spanish Peaks, lease, tenant, debtor, Toys-R-Us, Pinnacle, Haskell, Dishi & Sons

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Attorneys’ Fees Under the Post-2007 Freedom of Information Act: A Onetime Test’s Restoration and an Overlooked Touchstone’s Adoption

85 Tennessee Law Review 571 (2018), Tennessee Law Review, Vol. 85, 2018
Number of pages: 90 Posted: 17 Oct 2018 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2022
Amir Shachmurove
Reed Smith LLP
Downloads 1,785 (17,523)

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FOIA, Freedom of Information, FOIA, Right To Know, Government Transparency, Government Secrecy, FRA, APA, Buckhannon, OPEN Act, Awlaki, OLC, Madison, Attorneys’ Fees, 1974 Amendments, Church of Scientology, Farrar, Hewitt, Rhodes, First Amendment, New Media, Judicial Deference, American Rule, Power

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Here Lions Roam: CISG As the Measure of a Claim’s Value and Validity and a Debtor’s Dischargeability

34 Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal 461 (2018)
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 22 Sep 2018 Last Revised: 19 Jan 2020
Amir Shachmurove
Reed Smith LLP
Downloads 1,390 (25,642)

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UCC, CISG, Bankruptcy, International Trade, Parol Evidence, Mirror Image Rule, Commercial Code, 523, Dischargeability, Value, Validity, Claim

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A Devilishly Daring Gambit: A Partial Roadmap Through the Federal Common Law of Disqualification in a Newly Modeled World

70 South Carolina Law Review 261 (2018)
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 15 Jan 2020 Last Revised: 28 Jan 2020
Amir Shachmurove
Reed Smith LLP
Downloads 1,115 (35,277)

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Model Rules, ABA, attorney disqualification, disqualification, disqualify, trade secret, attorney-client privilege, conflict of interest, common law, confidential information

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Making Sense of the Resident Defendant Rule

52 U.C. Davis Law Review Online 203 (2019)
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 15 Jan 2020 Last Revised: 28 Jan 2020
Amir Shachmurove
Reed Smith LLP
Downloads 1,035 (39,220)

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1441(b), 1441, U.S. Code, resident defendant rule, home defendant rule, home state defendant rule, 1332(a), snap removal

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A Quixotic Quest over Befogged Terrain? How to Choose and Contest a Deposition's Location Under Federal Procedural Law

87 University of Cincinnati Law Review 945 (2018)
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 01 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 15 May 2021
Amir Shachmurove
Reed Smith LLP
Downloads 765 (59,592)

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deposition, foreign location, Rule 1, Rule 30, discovery, undue burden, Cadent, balance, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 28, Rule 26, Banc de Binary, Garza, Sabhlok, Title V, Rule 1, Rule 45, Section 1783,

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An Elusive Finality: The Illusive Standard for the Modification of Confirmed Chapter 13 Plans

Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser, July 2020, at 1
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 11 May 2021 Last Revised: 14 May 2021
Amir Shachmurove
Reed Smith LLP
Downloads 625 (77,234)

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Chapter 13, 1329, 1322, 1323, 1325, 1327, Bankruptcy Code, bankruptcy, reorganization, Salpietro, substantial, unanticipated, Zellner, Arnold, Chandler Act, BAPCPA, Chapter XIII, BAFJA, wage earner, canons, specific, general, legislative history, res judicata

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A Troublesome Prospect: Section 1322(b)(2) and a New Generation of Mixed-Use Developments

Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser, June 2020, at 1
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 11 May 2021 Last Revised: 16 May 2021
Amir Shachmurove
Reed Smith LLP
Downloads 543 (92,223)

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mixed use, dual use, Chapter 13, Chapter 11, wage earner, reorganization, plan, bankruptcy, 1322, 1325, chapter XIII, Bankruptcy Act of 1898, holistic, bright line, Bulson, Eubanks, Nosek, Cano, Hammond, Nobleman, Hurlburt, Lomas, Lamie, Baker Botts

10.

A State of Statelessness: The Indeterminate Domesticity of Federally Chartered Corporations

Banking & Financial Services Policy Report, August 2020, at 1.
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 06 Jul 2021
Christina J. Lesko and Amir Shachmurove
Independent and Reed Smith LLP
Downloads 495 (103,390)

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diversity, corporation, chartered, jurisdiction, subject matter, 1332, 1348, 1441, 1442, 28 U.S.C., 36 U.S.C. 1, k Heritage, Burton, Deveaux, Feuchtwanger, Gilded Era, Tocqueville, Kent, Marshall, Story, Lebron, Hertz, Packard, Little League Baseball, Iceland Seafood Corp.

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Bankruptcy Rule 7004(h) After Espinosa: A Timely Distinction Between Constitutional and Statutory Service

Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser, June 2014, at 1
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 14 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 30 Jan 2020
Amir Shachmurove
Reed Smith LLP
Downloads 495 (103,390)

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bankruptcy, bankruptcy rules, bankruptcy code, Rule 7004(h), Espinosa, Chapter 13, Rule 60(b)

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Purchasing Claims and Changing Votes: Establishing 'Cause' Under Rule 3018(a)

89 American Bankruptcy Law Journal 511 (2015)
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 06 Nov 2015 Last Revised: 14 Jul 2021
Amir Shachmurove
Reed Smith LLP
Downloads 410 (129,004)
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bankruptcy, claims trading, code, bankruptcy code, bankruptcy rules, canons, rules enabling act, 2075, chapter 11, reorganization, liquidation, kellogg, mcorp, householder, durango, interpretation, constructions, canons, claims trading

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Policing Boilerplate: Reckoning and Reforming Rule 34’s Popular — Yet Problematic — Construction

37 Northern Illinois University Law Review 203 (2017)
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 15 May 2017 Last Revised: 14 Jul 2021
Amir Shachmurove
Reed Smith LLP
Downloads 350 (153,834)

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Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 33, Rule 34, Rule 26, Rule 1, requests for production, boilerplate, inherent powers, conditional, subject to, waiver, sanctions

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Disruptions' Function: A Defense of (Some) Form Objections under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

12 Seton Hall Circuit Review 161 (2016)
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 15 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 13 Jan 2020
Amir Shachmurove
Reed Smith LLP
Downloads 328 (165,063)
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Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, federal rules, Rule 26, Rule 1, compound, Title V, Rule 34, Rule 33, form objection, discovery, liberal, precise form objection, Rule 27, Rule 31, Rule 32, deposition, objection, form, argumentative, asked and answered

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Another Way Out: Structured Dismissals in Jevic's Wake

Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser, November 2015, at 1
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 01 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 13 Jan 2020
Amir Shachmurove
Reed Smith LLP
Downloads 324 (167,257)

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bankruptcy, jevic, chapter 11, structured dismissal, dismissal, jevic, reorganization, liquidation, plan

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The Consequences of a Relic's Codification: The Dubious Case for Bad Faith Dismissals of Involuntary Bankruptcy Petitions

26 American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review 115 (2018)
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 12 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 19 Jan 2020
Amir Shachmurove
Reed Smith LLP
Downloads 312 (174,050)
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bankruptcy, involuntary, code, bankruptcy code, voluntary petition, involuntary petition, creditors, debtor, bad faith, good faith, reasonable, duty of good faith, dismissal, max baucus, context, plain meaning, statutory interpretation, asymmetry, Rule 9011, Section 303, Section 1112, Section 707, S

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Beyond the Headline: Affirmation, Innovation in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion

Bloomberg Law, BNA Insight, July 18, 2018
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 31 Jan 2020
John C. Lynch and Amir Shachmurove
Troutman Sanders LLP and Reed Smith LLP
Downloads 295 (184,646)

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Arbitration, Concepcion, Federal Arbitration Act, FAA, Hall Street, Carnival Cruise Lines, Owsley, Yerkes, Red Cross Line, Berkovitz, Kulukundis Shipping, Prima Paint Corporation, Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Buckeye, Sydnor, Allied-Bruce, Terminix, Perry, Thomas, Scalia, Doctor’s Associates

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Sherlock's Admonition: Vindicatory Contempts as Criminal Actions for Purposes of Bankruptcy Code § 362

13 DePaul Business & Commercial Law Journal 67 (2014)
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 14 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2022
Amir Shachmurove
Reed Smith LLP
Downloads 294 (185,344)

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bankruptcy, bankruptcy code, contempt, vindicatory, criminal contempt, civil contempt, automatic stay, exemption, exception, 362, 362(a), 362(b)

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The Past's Fickle Shadow: A California Divide over the Business Records Exception

Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser, January 2017, at 1
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 05 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 13 Jan 2020
Amir Shachmurove
Reed Smith LLP
Downloads 276 (197,693)

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hearsay, business records, public records, Blackstone, Wigmore, evidence, bankruptcy, liquidation, reorganization, Hale, Unifund, Bankruptcy Rule 9017, Federal Rules of Evidence, Rule 803(6), Rule 802, Rule 801

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Deadline to File—Or to Rule? An Ambiguity at the Heart of Section 365(d)(4)

Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser, June 2019, at 1
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 24 Jan 2020
Richard Hagerty and Amir Shachmurove
Troutman Sanders LLP and Reed Smith LLP
Downloads 264 (206,741)

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Section 365, bankruptcy, chapter 11, chapter 7, BAPCPA, reorganization, liquidation, Section 365(d)(4), prompt, rejection, assumption, Toys-R-Us

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Remembrance of Claims Past: The Due Process Owed to Unknown and Unknowable Future Claims in Light of Williams v. Placid Oil Co. (In re Placid Oil Co.)

Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser, February 2015, at 1
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 14 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 13 Jan 2020
Amir Shachmurove
Reed Smith LLP
Downloads 263 (207,542)

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bankruptcy, Bankruptcy code, 525, Due Process, Placid Oil, Fifth Amendment, A.H. Robins, Manville, unknown claims, future claims, future claimants

22.

On Dicta's Trail: Espinosa's Messy Repercussions

Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser, January 2018, at 1
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 05 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 13 Jan 2020
Amir Shachmurove
Reed Smith LLP
Downloads 245 (222,604)

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Espinosa, debt, bankruptcy, chapter 13, rehabilitation, discharge, Chapter 7, liquidation, good faith, dicta, holding, Holmes, Thomas, student loan, plain meaning, holistic interpretation, textualism, literalism

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A Demand for Diligence and a Call for Clarity: A Preview of the Supreme Court's Imminent Argument over the Meaning of 'Financial Condition' in § 523(a)(2)(A) and (B)

Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser, February 2018, at 1
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 18 May 2018 Last Revised: 04 May 2021
Amir Shachmurove
Reed Smith LLP
Downloads 225 (241,717)

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Appling, Bandi, Lauer, Joelson, Plain Meaning, Financial Statement, Respecting, Regarding, 523(a)(2)(A), 523(a)(2)(B), 523(a)(2), Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Code, Fraudulent Debtors, Dishonest Creditors, Honest but Unfortunate, Grogan, Chapter 11, Chapter 7

24.

The Lay of a Virtual Land: Cryptocurrencies as Collateral

Business Credit Magazine, May 2019, at 10
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 23 Jan 2020
Richard Hagerty and Amir Shachmurove
Troutman Sanders LLP and Reed Smith LLP
Downloads 216 (251,172)

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cryptocurrencies, UCC, collateralization, securities, consumer protection, secured transactions, Article 8, Article 9, Article 2

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The View from § 2605(g): RESPA's Causation Condition

American Bar Association, Business Law Today, June 14, 2019
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 14 Apr 2020
Amir Shachmurove
Reed Smith LLP
Downloads 215 (252,252)

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Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, RESPA, section 2605(g), section 2609, consumer protection, escrow, mortgage, causation, pleading

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Implications of the Electronic Funds Transfer Act of 1978: Background and Structure

Bloomberg Law, Professional Prospective, June 2019
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 31 Jan 2020 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2020
Amir Shachmurove
Reed Smith LLP
Downloads 211 (256,657)

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EFTA, textualism, purpose, holistic, consumer protection, standing, bona fide error, electronic funds, electronic transfers, 1693e

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Implications of the Electronic Funds Transfer Act of 1978: Preparations and Considerations

Bloomberg Law, Professional Prospective, June 2019
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 31 Jan 2020 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2020
Amir Shachmurove
Reed Smith LLP
Downloads 209 (258,877)

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EFTA, textualism, purpose, holistic, consumer protection, standing, bona fide error, electronic funds, electronic transfers, 1693e

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The Proverbial Right-Without-a-Remedy Dilemma to Effective Counsel in Florida Termination of Parental Rights Proceedings

16 Florida Coastal Law Review 189 (2015)
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 19 Feb 2020
Anna Haugen, Kyle Sill and Amir Shachmurove
affiliation not provided to SSRN, affiliation not provided to SSRN and Reed Smith LLP
Downloads 205 (263,609)

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parental rights, indigent parents, termination, appointment of counsel, fundamental errors, appellate review, married parents, natural indigent mother, father of illegitimate child, illegitimate child

29.

Federal Inaction and State Activity: Student Loan Edition

Law360, August 1, 2018
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 23 Sep 2018 Last Revised: 13 Jan 2020
Reed Smith LLP, Troutman Sanders LLP, Troutman Sanders LLP, Troutman Sanders LLP and Troutman Sanders LLP
Downloads 154 (338,646)

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Student Loans, PSLs, Consumer Finance, State, Department of Education, HEA, FDCPA, Servicer, Lender, Attorney-General

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Tussling over Preemption: Emerging Battleground Between State Authorities and Student Loan Servicers

American Bar Association, Business Law Today, May 15, 2018
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 15 Jan 2020 Last Revised: 19 Jan 2020
Troutman Sanders LLP, Troutman Sanders LLP, Troutman Sanders LLP and Reed Smith LLP
Downloads 104 (456,615)

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Student Loans, PSLs, Consumer Finance, State, Department of Education, HEA, FDCPA, Servicer, Lender, Attorney-General

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A Real-World Guide to Staying Discovery in Federal Court

Law360, Nov. 24, 2021
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 27 Feb 2023
Amir Shachmurove
Reed Smith LLP
Downloads 91 (499,010)

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discovery, stay, federal rules, civil procedure, rule 26, rule 1, rule 34, good cause, Iqbal, Ashcroft, Nextar, Neitzke, Seven Springs, motion to dismiss, motion for summary judgment, dispositive, fishing expedition

32.

The Bankruptcy Code's Cannabis Challenge: The Past, Present, and Future of Bankrupt Cannabis Businesses

30 Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law & Practice NL Art. 1
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 08 Nov 2021 Last Revised: 10 Jul 2022
Claudia Springer, Amir Shachmurove and Jake Ziering
affiliation not provided to SSRN, Reed Smith LLP and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 86 (516,973)

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cannabis, marijuana, THC, CBD, Bankruptcy Code, bankruptcy, rehabilitation, liquidation, hemp, direct participants, indirect participants, opium, preemption, poison, Marihuana Tax Act, Controlled Substances Act, forfeiture, IRC, IRS, aid, abet, STATES Act, SAFE Banking Act, statutory interpretation

33.

Cool Bidding: The Post-Radlax Contours of Section 363(k)'s 'For Cause' Standard

31 No. 2 Norton J. Bankr. L. & Prac. Art. 6 9 (2022)
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 03 Apr 2023
Amir Shachmurove
Reed Smith LLP
Downloads 71 (577,625)

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RadLax, Philadelphia Newspapers, credit bid, chapter 11, restructuring, SubMicron, Pacific Lumber, River Road, 363, 1123, 1129, asset sale, sale of all or substantially all assets, for cause," Fisker, Lance Star

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Chapter 15's COMI-Undrum: The Temporality of a Foreign Debtor's True Nucleus

2021 No. 7 Norton Bankr. L. Adviser NL 1
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 16 Mar 2023
Amir Shachmurove
Reed Smith LLP
Downloads 41 (742,587)

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chapter 15, bankruptcy, insolvency, restructuring, cross-border, COMI, UNCITRAL, Model Law, ancillary proceedings, 304, BAPCPA, Fairfield, Ran, Millennium, UCC, foreign representative, foreign proceeding, 1505, 1515, 1504, 1509, 304, European Union, comity, universalism, territorialism

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Queenie and Robins in a Gas Fracking World: The Automatic Stay’s Conjectured Extension to Actions Against Non-Debtor Pool Participants

31 No. 3 Norton J. Bankr. L. & Prac. NL Art. 4 (2022)
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 03 Apr 2023
Amir Shachmurove
Reed Smith LLP
Downloads 37 (770,824)

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fracking, fracturing, queenie, robins, automatic stay, 362, 105, 1334, non-debtor third-parties, third parties, extension of the automatic stay, equity, chapter 11, bankruptcy, statutory interpretation

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Zombie Claims: Federal Consumer Protection Laws’ Pendent Principles of Third-Party Standing

American Bar Association, Business Law Today, Dec. 2021
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 27 Feb 2023
Amir Shachmurove
Reed Smith LLP
Downloads 23 (885,352)

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Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, FDCPA, Truth in Lending Act, TILA, Real Estate Settlement and Practices Act, RESPA, third-party standing, third party standing, survival acts, Actio personalis moritur cum persona, decedent, consumer, debt collector, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, ECOA, debtor