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All of the firm’s attorneys, including our partners, are available, upon request, to provide complimentary informational seminar sessions for our clients on an array of topics. We will come to the client’s office with a focused program, useful materials, and practical advice. Hemar, Rousso & Heald, LLP attorneys have produced programs for in-house special assets units, trade association meetings, and professional seminars. We will come to the client’s office with a focused program, useful materials, and practical advice.

Our firm utilizes an independent, dedicated investigation unit. Our private investigators have full access to the latest technology available for the location and verification of asset information and “skip tracing” recalcitrant debtors. Rates for various investigative services will be provided upon request, in advance of the investigation.

MAJOR UPDATE TO BANKRUPTCY FORMS EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1, 2015

On December 1, 2015, the Official Forms for use in bankruptcy courts will be updated. The changes were made as part of a forms modernization effort. Almost all of the Official Forms are being updated, including the bankruptcy petition, schedules, and statement of financial affairs, as well as the proof of claim form (formerly Form B 10) used to assert a creditor’s claim in a bankruptcy case.
By |November 25th, 2015|Categories: Business, Events|

CALIFORNIA UPHOLDS CONTROVERSIAL ARBITRATION CLAUSE IN A CONSUMER CONTRACT

After two lower courts had ruled that an arbitration clause in a consumer contract was unconscionable, the California Supreme Court reversed in a recent ruling, finding the clause was enforceable in Sanchez v. Valencia Holding Co., LLC., 61 Cal.4th 899 (2015).
By |November 24th, 2015|Categories: Business, Recent Decisions|

9TH CIRCUIT UPHOLDS LIEN STRIPPING FOR “CHAPTER 20” DEBTORS

A recent decision by the Ninth Circuit has upheld the right of so-called “Chapter 20” debtors to avail themselves of the mechanism of lien avoidance.  The case is In re Blendheim, 803 F.3d 477 (2015).
By |November 23rd, 2015|Categories: Business, Recent Decisions|