Brandy Sargent

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Brandy Sargent helps her clients navigate the unknowns they face when “what if?” really happens. She represents clients in commercial workout, bankruptcy, and litigation matters with an emphasis on assisting vendors, lenders, and contract parties to get paid. Brandy’s practice also focuses on business counseling, contract development, and enforcement actions related to agricultural transactions, including Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) regulation, Food Security Act (FSA) compliance, agricultural and warehousing lien enforcement and defense, and Uniform Commercial Code matters. A lifelong Cubs fan, Brandy has a wealth of experience rooting for the underdog. When she isn’t scaring her opponents, Brandy helps her husband and kids develop, build, and staff haunted house attractions.

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Have You Hugged Your Bankruptcy Attorney Today? We’re Feeling a Little Unloved

The U.S. Supreme Court has issued its opinion in Baker Botts v. Asarco, holding that professionals retained in bankruptcy cases cannot receive compensation for the costs of defending their fee applications. Even if you aren’t a bankruptcy professional, there are two things to keep in mind about this opinion. First, it won’t stop us restructuring … Continue Reading

RadioShack Bankruptcy More Proof that Timing is EVERYTHING

Any business executive worth her salt will admit that timing is everything in business. Launch a product before consumers are ready to try something new or enter a market after the niche is saturated and even the best business plan is unlikely to see you through. The ongoing RadioShack bankruptcy is a good illustration of … Continue Reading

RadioShack, a Retail Legend Permanently Stuck in a Different Era, Files Chapter 11

This blogger fondly remembers the RadioShack cassette player/recorder her great-grandmother gave her in the late 1970s.  Cutting-edge technology at the time, the gadget allowed traveling musical entertainment and roving recording, a level of freedom that I have maintained through the years right down to my smartphone and Bluetooth headset.  So like many others, I greeted … Continue Reading