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Business Law

Business Law

Business law touches on the rights and obligations of all people involved in forming, owning, growing, operating, and managing a business.

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Business Litigation

Business Litigation

Business litigation involves prosecuting and defending clients with respect to their rights and obligations in the business environment.

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Bankruptcy And Restructuring

Bankruptcy And Restructuring

Bankruptcy and restructurings may involve negotiation with lenders, vendors, and employees to achieve suitable results that ease financial harm and improve business.

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Agricultural Law

Agricultural Law

Agricultural law involves the application of laws and regulations, state and federal, to the production and sale of agricultural products.

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Appeals

Appeals

Appeals follow after a matter has been tried in a court or other forum.

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Collection Law

Collection Law

Resolution of debts like receivables generated from the sale of goods or services.

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Construction Law

Construction Law

Construction law comprises that area of law relating to the improvement of real property, residential or commercial.

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News & Resources

Non-Compete Agreements

Do not hesitate to reach out to Akerly Law if you need an enforceable non-compete agreement drafted for your business or if you need an active non-compete agreement reviewed for enforceability. You might be surprised with the results of a review by ...

Federal Policy Updates - Eviction Moratorium and Small Business Bankruptcy Expansion

Over the last few months, numerous policies have been enacted or extended to provide targeted COVID relief for businesses and individuals. We wanted to highlight the mortgage/foreclosure moratorium and the extensions of the small business bankruptcy ...

Beating the Stress

With a year of COVID behind us, a lot of us are still feeling the stress. Triggers for stress include unstable life and work situations, social isolation, anxiety about health and financial issues, and not seeing a clear end in sight. Here are some...

Does a Small Business Need to be Currently Engaged in Business to Qualify for a Small Business Bankruptcy?

The purpose of a small business bankruptcy is to allow a small business to reorganize its business and debts in a timely, cost-effective manner, and hopefully allow them to remain in business for the benefit of the small business owners, employees, s...

Does the Issuance of an IRS Form 1099-C Discharge a Debtor From Liability?

A Form1099–C is issued to comply with IRS reporting requirements....

CARES Act Relief - Monetary Limits On Small Business Bankruptcy Set to Expire Next Month

This past year has been difficult for many businesses who have barely managed to stay afloat during these turbulent times, and who are looking at more uncertainty ahead as prior relief packages are set to expire. While an additional relief package i...

Corporate Transparency Act – New Requirements to Disclose Ownership Information to the Federal Government

On January 1, 2021, the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) became law. Some important facts about the CTA include:...

Akerly Law Represents Creditors in Bankruptcy Fight Over Ownership of Legal Malpractice Claim

Akerly Law, led by its appellate specialist Carrie R. McNair, recently represented a creditor with a complicated appellate bankruptcy issue that was one of first impression for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. At issue, was the ownership of a leg...

SCOTUS Rules That Automatic Stay is Not Violated by Pre-Petition Taking of Property

In Fulton, the City of Chicago's practice was to impound vehicles identified as having overdue parking tickets. Many Chicago residents would subsequently file bankruptcy under Chapter 13 and request that the City immediately return their vehicles or ...

Fifth Circuit Hold Cross-Collaterization Creates One Loan Out of Two

The Fifth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals has held, in a Chapter 13 case, that when two claims are secured by the same personal collateral, i.e., cross-collateralized, the debtor's Chapter 13 plan cannot provide for the surrender of the collateral f...