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02/07/2019

Bankruptcy Preferences: Strategies for Businesses to Avoid Being Sued for Pre-Bankruptcy Preference Payments

An examination of bankruptcy preference issues, strategies for dealing with preference liability claims and an overview of statutory defenses.

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01/16/2019

20 Lugenbuhl Attorneys Recognized in 2019 Louisiana Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Super Lawyers is a rating service that evaluates lawyers from more than 70 practice areas nationwide using a patented selection process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

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11/08/2018

In the News: Joseph Briggett featured in The Bencher

The article discusses the ethics of taping conversations with clients, noting the high-profile controversy of attorney Michael Cohen recording conversations with his then-client President Donald Trump.

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06/01/2018

In the News: Joseph Briggett featured in The Bankruptcy Strategist

Lugenbuhl shareholder Joseph Briggett recently contributed an article to The Bankruptcy Strategist.

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04/05/2018

Barnes v. Sea Hawaii Rafting: The Ninth Circuit Revives the Old Jurisdictional Principle of Custodia Legis in Vessel Seizures

This blog post discusses the Ninth Circuit's recently issued decision on the friction between admiralty jurisdiction and bankruptcy jurisdiction in cases involving seized vessels.

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03/12/2018

Lugenbuhl Announces Six New Shareholders

Lugenbuhl is proud to announce that six attorneys have been named shareholders in the firm, recognizing their extensive contributions to Lugenbuhl’s insurance, bankruptcy and litigation practices.

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02/14/2018

Current Issues in Enforcing Judgments Against Limited Liability Companies

Our latest blog post examines issues surrounding creditor and debtor rights related to the enforcement of judgments against LLCs, including the charging order statute, a judgment creditor's right to information, rights against single member LLCs and the effect of a bankruptcy filing.

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01/03/2018

18 Lugenbuhl Attorneys Recognized in 2018 Louisiana Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Super Lawyers is a rating service that evaluates lawyers from more than 70 practice areas nationwide using a patented selection process. No more than 5 percent of Louisiana attorneys are selected by Super Lawyers for this distinction each year, and no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state are selected as Rising Stars.

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11/08/2017

Eight Lugenbuhl Attorneys Selected to New Orleans Magazine’s 2017 Top Lawyers List

Attorneys are selected to the Top Lawyers list based on peer voting, which is open to all licensed attorneys in the New Orleans area.

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08/17/2017

In the News: Joseph Briggett featured in Biz New Orleans

Joseph Briggett recently contributed a Guest Perspective feature in the August issue of Biz New Orleans.

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06/08/2017

What Happens When Local Banks Falter? The Basics of FDIC Enforcement Actions

The specter of bank failures remains a significant risk to the U.S. banking system. The recent failure of First NBC Bank reportedly cost the federal government approximately $1 billion and is a reminder of the risks for local banks.

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03/22/2017

Supreme Court Decides Against Structured Dismissals In Chapter 11 Cases

This article examines the case of Czyzewski v. Jevic Holding Corporation, in which the Court held that a bankruptcy court cannot approve a structured dismissal that allocates value contrary to the priority scheme of the Bankruptcy Code.

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01/03/2017

18 Lugenbuhl Attorneys Recognized in 2017 Louisiana Super Lawyers and Rising Star Lists

Super Lawyers is a rating service that evaluates lawyers from more than 70 practice areas nationwide, and no more than 5 percent of Louisiana attorneys are selected for this distinction each year.

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12/16/2016

10 Lugenbuhl Attorneys Selected to New Orleans Magazine’s 2016 Top Lawyers List

All licensed attorneys in the New Orleans area were invited to vote on which attorneys, other than themselves, they would recommend. Attorneys with the highest number of votes are featured in the list.

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12/14/2016

Lugenbuhl Attorneys Serve as Contributing Editors for 2017 Business Torts Book

The 2017 edition of “Business Torts: A Fifty State Guide” provides a comprehensive resource on business torts laws for each of the fifty states and the District of Columbia. Ashley Belleau and Joseph Briggett were contributing editors for the Louisiana chapter.

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06/28/2016

Comparing and Contrasting the New Federal Trade Secrets Law With Louisiana’s Trade Secret Law

This article looks at how the new federal trade secret law, the DTSA, compares to existing rights under Louisiana’s Uniform Trade Secrets Act, and explains some of the key new provisions in the federal law.

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01/06/2016

13 Lugenbuhl Attorneys Recognized in 2016 Louisiana Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Super Lawyers is a rating service that evaluates lawyers from more than 70 practice areas nationwide using a patented selection process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

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10/12/2015

When is Involuntary Bankruptcy an Option?

Though usually complicated and perhaps not preferable, involuntary bankruptcy serves a purpose in protecting both creditors and debtors. Learn more about involuntary bankruptcy and when it's an option in this overview.

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10/01/2015

Louisiana Oil Well Lien Act Offers Creditors Significant Rights and Protections During Industry Downturn

This is a brief discussion of important issues to consider when faced with increasing pressure to collect on accounts receivable by filing and enforcing liens on oil and gas properties and interests, as well as certain equipment and other property.

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01/12/2015

Four Lugenbuhl Attorneys Selected to 2015 Louisiana Rising Stars List by Super Lawyers

Four attorneys from the law offices of Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard have been selected to the 2015 Louisiana Rising Stars list.

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