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Hirshel Hall is an associate in Bradley’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Practice Group.

Hirshel has a J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law, where he was the lead editor for The Journal of the Legal Profession and a member of the Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Team and the Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society. During law school, he served as an extern for the Hon. Jennifer H. Henderson of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama. He also received the Judge C. Michael Stilson Bankruptcy Award for best paper in Bankruptcy (Fall 2018) and the Bankruptcy Commercial Law Section Award (Spring 2020).

As discussed in prior posts and articles (here, here and here), in 2019 Congress passed the Small Business Reorganization Act creating new Subchapter V of Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. The purpose of Subchapter V was to make small business bankruptcies faster and less expensive. However, the substantial benefits of Subchapter

Bradley’s Bankruptcy Basics: Automatic Stay and Discharge Injunction ViolationsThe automatic stay is immediately effective when a debtor files a petition for bankruptcy relief. The scope of the automatic stay is broad. The stay applies to all creditors and prohibits both formal and informal actions against the debtor and his property. And after the case is complete, the discharge injunction enjoins creditor action to

Old Myths Die Hard: District Court Reverses Bankruptcy Court’s Discharge of Student Loan Debt Under BrunnerA district court judge recently reversed and remanded a well-known bankruptcy decision discharging a significant student loan debt. In the Southern District of New York, Judge Philip Halpern, reviewing the bankruptcy court’s summary judgment decision de novo, found that neither the debtor nor the defendant were entitled to summary judgment under the familiar Brunner test.

Bankruptcy. The arrival of that notice stating a customer has filed for bankruptcy can evoke less-than-ideal responses: forwarding the notice to someone else who might know what to do with it (resulting in the notice ending up in a forever loop of being forwarded along); immediately writing off the account and cutting your losses; or,