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Attorney Camisha L. Simmons quoted in Bisnow article “30% Down But Not Out: Law Firms Look To Shrink But Not Eliminate High-End Offices” by Kerri Panchuk

“If they are going to try to reduce operating expenses, [firms] are going to get creative in terms of saying, ‘maybe we don’t need all of these people physically in the office space,'” she said.  While Simmons doesn’t see it happening overnight, particularly at the larger firms, she does warn that like it or not, the legal industry is changing...

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Firm attorney Camisha L. Simmons participated in Corporate LiveWire’s Virtual Round Table discussion titled “Bankruptcy and Restructuring 2017.”

Firm attorney Camisha L. Simmons participated in Corporate LiveWire’s Virtual Round Table discussion titled “Bankruptcy and Restructuring 2017.”  Ms. Simmons along with 7 other restructuring professionals from across the Globe provided commentary on recent developments in the restructuring industry.  Commentary included, among other discourse and analysis, a discussion of key industries facing bankruptcy & restructuring challenges such as oil...

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Bankruptcy & Restructuring 2017 – Virtual Round Table

The Bankruptcy & Restructuring Round Table features eight restructuring professionals from around the world, including Simmons Legal PLLC attorney Camisha L. Simmons, Esq.   Highlighted topics include a focus on key industries facing bankruptcy & restructuring challenges such as oil and gas, the impact of ecommerce on the  retail sector, and a discussion on recent case studies such as Toys R Us...

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Space Exploration and Production:  Bankruptcy Perspectives

There is a global race to get first dibs on valuable metallic and nonmetallic minerals and other natural resources in outer space for consumption on Earth as well as use as materials and fuel to aid completion of exploration and colonization missions in outer space. Chances are that companies and investors racing to space to establish commercial operations, including...

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Firm founder Camisha L. Simmons, Esq. has been named a 2016 “New York Metro Rising Star.”

Firm founder Camisha L. Simmons, Esq. has been named a 2016 “New York Metro Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters Rating Service. The honor is reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. No more than 2.5 percent of eligible lawyers in New York are named to the “New York Rising Stars” list. The New York...

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Firm Founder Named 2016 “Texas Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters Rating Service

For the third year in a row, Camisha Simmons, founder and Managing Member of Simmons Legal PLLC, was named to the annual “Texas Rising Stars” list published by Super Lawyers magazine, a Thomson Reuters rating service.  No more than 2.5 percent of eligible lawyers in the state of Texas are named to the “Texas Rising Stars” list.

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Tax Lien Foreclosures Could Be Unraveled in Bankruptcy

Debtors often lose real property pre-petition for failure to pay property taxes to their local taxing authority. If a debtor is delinquent on property tax payments, the local taxing authority will place a lien on the property. If the debtor fails to pay the delinquent property taxes after given an opportunity to remove the lien through payment, the taxing...

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Safeguarding Lenders’ Entitlement to Make-Whole Payments in Bankruptcy

Subtle bankruptcy nuances left unaddressed in a loan agreement may result in a forfeit of the make-whole charge which the lender bargained for when negotiating and documenting the loan. This white paper provides lenders useful guidance to help preserve entitlement to bargained-for make-whole payments in the event of a borrower’s bankruptcy. Read the full text of the article

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Detroit’s Art:  Priceless Public Treasure or City’s Disposable Assets?

On July 18, 2013, the City of Detroit (the “City”) petitioned the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan for relief under chapter 9 of the Bankruptcy Code. Detroit’s bankruptcy is the largest U.S. municipality chapter 9 filing to-date. The City is in the process of marshaling its property in hopes of monetizing some assets to...

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