Solo and Small Firm

The Practitioner Summer 2016, Volume 22, Issue 3

MCLE Article: Selected Issues in Bankruptcy Litigation

By Jose Raul Alcantar Villagran

Jose Raul Alcantar Villagran is a litigation and bankruptcy attorney at Nassiri & Jung LLP. In addition to representing parties in federal and state courts, Raul has extensive experience representing debtors, creditors, purchasers of assets, and other parties in bankruptcy.

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This Article provides an overview of: (1) bankruptcy proceedings, highlighting certain procedural and evidentiary distinctions and discovery tools specific to bankruptcy; (2) the "automatic stay" injunction triggered by a bankruptcy filing; and (3) the limits of bankruptcy courts’ adjudicatory power, in light of recent Supreme Court decisions.

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