The recent El Monte Gateway bankruptcy is yet another setback for this important San Gabriel Valley project–which is unfortunate for El Monte city and its residents. Located off the 10 Freeway at Santa Anita Avenue, the El Monte Gateway mixed-use project is centered around the bus and transit station. Continue reading “EL MONTE GATEWAY BANKRUPTCY”
Softbank restructuring fraud is a destructive–but real–twist on business restructuring models. Most corporate restructuring occurs through new opportunities and effective marketplace execution–and sometimes through a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. But Softbank, the well-known “software company,” “venture capital fund,” hedge fund, keeps finding new ways to restructure its business through fraudulent market manipulation. Continue reading “SOFTBANK RESTRUCTURING FRAUD”
The Internal Revenue Service is set to recognize a health care sharing tax deduction for the first time. The Service should be issuing its final regulation on the health care sharing tax deduction in the coming months–likely before the 2020 election. Continue reading “HEALTH CARE SHARING TAX DEDUCTION”
Rockport Development filed for bankruptcy in May, 2020 under Chapter 11 in Santa Ana. The company develops, builds and/or “flips” high end single-family and multi-family residential homes in Southern California.
The company is owned by Kevin Zhang. Allegations of impropriety surfaced against Mr. Zhang in connection with several of his real estate projects, which led to the Chapter 11 filing. Continue reading “ROCKPORT DEVELOPMENT BANKRUPTCY: REAL ESTATE LIQUIDATION”
Hytera Communications America filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 in May, 2020 in Santa Ana. Hytera manufactures and sells digital two-way radios and trunking systems used by first responders and others.
The Hytera Communications bankruptcy appears to be a tactical maneuver to avoid paying an enormous civil judgment for IP theft: $345.8 million in compensatory damages and $418.8 million in punitive damages ($764.6 million total). Continue reading “HYTERA COMMUNICATIONS BANKRUPTCY: IP THEFT”
Global Eagle Entertainment provides in-flight internet connectivity and entertainment to the airline industry. This bankruptcy filing is a perfect example of a now-established trend: using Chapter 11 to recapitalize a company’s balance sheet and expedite an asset sale to hedge funds or private equity firms. Continue reading “GLOBAL EAGLE ENTERTAINMENT BANKRUPTCY: HEDGE FUND DRIVEN”
Professional Investors bankruptcy was filed under Chapter 11 on July 26, 2020 in San Francisco. The joint debtors (Professional Investors Security Fund Inc. and Professional Financial Investors Inc.) own 29 real estate projects in Marin County.
The properties include both commercial and residential. These projects were financed largely by individual investors who live in Marin County. Continue reading “PROFESSIONAL INVESTORS BANKRUPTCY: REAL ESTATE FMV”
Ingenu Inc bankruptcy was filed under Chapter 11 on July 27, 2020 in San Diego. Ingenu Inc’s current business is an “Internet-of-Things” (IOT) network. It hopes to deploy these new networks in major cities around the world. It apparently has an IOT network running in the Dallas Fort Worth area for which the company claims a successful proof of concept. Continue reading “INGENU INC BANKRUPTCY: IOT PATENT PORTFOLIO”
Jaguar Distribution Corp. licenses independent films to airlines for in-flight viewing. The company filed for Chapter 11 reorganization on July 31, 2020 in Los Angeles (San Fernando Valley Division). The bankruptcy filing was apparently triggered by the pandemic-related reduction in airline travel worldwide.
The unique feature of this Chapter 11 filing is that virtually all of its creditors (including the 20 largest creditors) are movie licensors for whom Jaguar Distribution Corp. acted as licensing agent.
This puts the company in a difficult position under bankruptcy law: Continue reading “JAGUAR DISTRIBUTION CORP. CHAPTER 11: MOVIE LICENSING CONTRACTS”
The G-Star RAW Chapter 11 filing earlier this month in Los Angeles, is a sign of ever-increasing problems in the commercial real estate sector: in the G-Star Chapter 11 petition, the 20-largest creditors listed were all commercial landlords. Continue reading “G-STAR RAW CHAPTER 11: LANDLORDS TARGETED”