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Stoel Rives Bankruptcy Partner Participates in Panel at ABI’s Southwest Bankruptcy Conference

Bankruptcy partner Oren Haker was a recent attendee at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s 26th Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, where he participated in the panel “Be Careful What You Ask For: Risks and Benefits of Involuntary Bankruptcy Filings.” The other panelists included the Honorable Martin Barash, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, CD Cal.; Janet Chubb, Esq., Of Counsel, … Continue Reading

Bankruptcy Discharge Violations: Contempt Requires Actual Knowledge

On April 23, 2018, the Ninth Circuit held in In re Taggart (the “Opinion”) that a creditor will not be held in contempt for violating the bankruptcy discharge injunction if it has a good-faith belief, even if unreasonable, that the discharge injunction does not apply to it.  A copy of the Opinion is available here.  … Continue Reading


UVTA. Washington’s version of the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act (UVTA) will become effective on July 23.  The Uniform Law Commission (ULC) adopted amendments and a new name for the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act (UFTA) in 2014, and Washington will become the 15th state to enact the new version.  As Professor Ken Kettering, the reporter for … Continue Reading

Gabrielle Glemann: A Welcome Addition to Our Bankruptcy Practice

Stoel Rives is pleased to welcome Gabrielle Glemann as Of Counsel in our Corporate Group in Seattle. Her arrival solidifies our bankruptcy practice both in the Pacific Northwest and nationally. Our clients will greatly benefit from Gabrielle’s significant experience in national and international corporate bankruptcy and bankruptcy litigation matters. Before joining the Stoel Rives team, … Continue Reading

Welcome to the Restructuring Debt Review

Welcome to the Restructuring Debt Review (the “RDR”).  The RDR blog is devoted to covering legal developments in the areas of troubled businesses, distressed debt and insolvency law.  Many of the posts will discuss recent developments under the federal Bankruptcy Code as it applies to local, regional, national and international situations.  We intend all of … Continue Reading