A Chapter 11 Makeover: Timely Revisions to the Bankruptcy Code to Assist Small Businesses Through Crises
Rarely does Congress act proactively. But with the passage of the Small Business Reorganization Act (SBRA) in 2019, the legislature may have—unknowingly at the time—saved many small businesses from the devastating economic effects of the coronavirus. For years, critics have bemoaned the Bankruptcy Code’s (Code) rigid framework for reorganizing financially distressed companies—specifically its one-size-fits-all treatment of the corner store and the Fortune 500 conglomerate. Yet the SBRA attempted to streamline the lengthy and costly reorganization process, creating a fast-track path for small businesses in Chapter 11.
Chairpointment: Rethinking the Appointment of Independent Agency Chairpersons Samuel Rubinstein* The modern independent agency chairperson possesses great executive and administrative power. Among other things, she usually can appoint and supervise officials, preside at meetings, and distribute the work among her fellow commissioners or board members. Given this increased power as the chairperson, she is still […]
The Standard Business Deduction Kathleen DeLaney Thomas* In 2017, Congress passed the most sweeping tax reform billthe country has seen in over 30 years.The new legislation responded to many long-held concerns about the U.S. tax system, particularly that taxes were too high and that the corporate and international tax regimes were not competitive.In response to […]
WARNing: The “Liquidating Fiduciary” Exception Should Not Exist Jonathan C. Gordon* Abstract The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act requires employers of a sufficient size to provide sixty days’ notice to employees affected by plant closings or mass layoffs. The Department of Labor, meanwhile, said that fiduciaries that are liquidating a business do not […]
Combination Among the States: Why the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact is an Unconstitutional Attempt to Reform the Electoral College
Combination Among the States: Why the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact is an Unconstitutional Attempt to Reform the Electoral College Patrick C. Valencia[*] “In all, the invisible federalism that has gone largely unnoticed in present presidential election debates serves a valuable purpose. It accounts for nonvoters, it maximizes enfranchisement, and it discourages interstate meddling. […]
Be Warned: A Proposal to Reform Food Product Disclosure Statements By Gideon Zvi Palte, J.D. ’18[*] I. Introduction Dietary choices can have a significant effect on health. Moderate reduction in salt consumption can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and coronary heart attack. High cholesterol has been identified as a major contributor to coronary […]