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Discharging Duties: Public Policy Perils of a Trustee Leveraging a § 727 Claim for Financial Gain

In this ABI Journal article, Michael J. Connolly explores the obligations of a chapter 7 trustee which, at times, may seem to clash in the handling of discharging duties.

Charles Forman Moderates Panel At ABI Bankruptcy Event

Charles M. Forman will moderate the “Financing Our Future: Treatment of Student Loan Debt” panel at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s 11th Annual Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop in Philadelphia.

Charles M. Forman Speaking at AIRA Conference

Mr. Forman will moderate the “Anything But Bankruptcy! Trends and Issues Involving Non-Bankruptcy Alternatives” panel.

Wall Street Journal: Using Bankruptcy To “Rebirth” Companies

“Master of Disaster” Charles M. Forman uses a bankruptcy filing unconventionally, bringing businesses back to life while awaiting a sale.

NJ Law Journal: When Money Problems & Marital Problems Collide

Exploring the implications of Erin Kennedy’s ground-breaking Third Circuit decision in the Ruitenberg case and still-unanswered “divorce colliding with bankruptcy” questions.

Charles M. Forman Appointed To Register Of Mediators

“This honor is an opportunity for me to help litigants to resolve their sometimes complicated bankruptcy issues” says Charles Forman of his Mediation Program appointment.

Ground-Breaking Decision Re: Equitable Distribution Claims Window

The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit broke new ground holding for the first time that a debtor’s spouse has an unsecured claim for equitable distribution as long as a complaint for divorce is pending when the bankruptcy case is filed. Erin Kennedy successfully argued for the allowance of the claim.

Founders’ Son Buys Entertainment Publications Out Of Bankruptcy

Entertainment Publications, the 50-year-old company that publishes a ubiquitous coupon book sold mostly through fundraisers in more than 150 cities, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation March 12, 2013. Charles Forman was appointed as bankruptcy trustee, authorized by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware on March 25 to operate the company until a sale is […]

Bankrupt. Who Pays?

It was the final days of business for Workbench, an upscale furniture store with headquarters in Bayonne, NJ and franchise locations nationally when the New York Times profiled its demise.

Charles M. Forman: Trustee Award

Charles M. Forman was the first-ever trustee to receive The United States’ Department Of Justice Director’s Award for Outstanding Achievements by a Private Trustee for his role in the TSR Wireless case, successfully handling the transfer of the debtor’s operations to a new operating company.  This is the only time that a panel trustee has received such […]