Posts Tagged 'bankruptcy'

Choosing a Bankruptcy Lawyer

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To minimize the stress associated with filing bankruptcy, it is important to pick a lawyer that has the experience and expertise to advise you and guide you through the process.  A true professional will:

  • act in your best interest
  • give you undivided loyalty
  • will be able to make the process as painless as possible

Heed the saying: “You think hiring an expert is expensive, try hiring an amateur.” Do not base your decision on price alone. It ...

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Bankruptcy and the Sole Proprietor

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A sole proprietor is a business entity in which there is no legal distinction between the owner and the business: the owner is the business and the business is the owner. The owner receives all the profits and is solely responsible for all losses and debts.

Sole proprietorships are enticing because they are easy to organize and require a small amount of start-up capital. And, the owner reaps all that he or she sows — profits or losses. On the other hand, ...

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Jim Cossitt Speaks About Ethics at Bankrupcty Conference

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In November 2012, Jim Cossitt spoke to the Iowa Chapter of the Federal Bar Association’s 31st Annual Bankruptcy Conference regarding legal ethics rules as they apply to bankruptcy proceedings. His presentation included an update on the August 2012 amendments to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct. As an expert in legal ethics relating to bankruptcy and a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Ethics Task Force, Jim is often invited to speak on the subject of ethics.

Jim will be speaking ...

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