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The “Warren Plan

CORAL GABLES, FL – Jan. 7, 2021 – Several weeks ago Senator Elizabeth Warren introduced a controversial and sweeping consumer bankruptcy reform bill (the “Warren Plan”).  Most of the discussion surrounding the Warren Plan has been academic given the composition of Congress.  However, now that Democrats are in control of the White House and Congress there is a real possibility…

Charbonneau on the “Warren Plan”

Coral Gables — December 23, 2020 — In the next few months, the uniform federal laws, which have governed all bankruptcy cases in the United States for decades, will be examined and potentially updated under the Biden administration. Two weeks ago, Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduced a controversial and sweeping consumer bankruptcy reform bill (the “Warren Plan”).  The centerpiece of the…

Charbonneau on proposed 2020 Consumer Bankruptcy Reform Act

Coral Gables — December 11, 2020 — This week Senator Elizabeth Warren, and other members of Congress introduced the Consumer Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2020 in a stated effort to simplify the consumer bankruptcy system. The centerpiece is the entire elimination of both Chapters 7 (a liquidation bankruptcy that wipes out most of your general unsecured debts such as credit…

3rd DCA Affirms Spuches victory against Miami Beach

Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal affirmed a ruling won by Christopher Spuches for a Miami Beach property owner whose utilities had been shut down over a dispute on the city’s actions to restrict short-term rentals, imposing fines exceeding $200,000. “We’re very happy that the homeowner had their utilities restored,” Spuches said. “But also that future homeowners don’t have to…

DBR Announces 2019 Litigation Department of the Year Awards

Coral Gables – May 5, 2020 – The Daily Business Review recently announced its Professional Excellence Awards in recognition of exemplary work by attorneys in the legal profession and the community in 2019. Agentis Law is proud to announce that partner Christopher Spuches and the Litigation Practice Group will be honored as the Litigation Department of the Year for Intellectual Property at the publication’s award…

Small Business Gets Needed Adjustments to Bankruptcy Act

This afternoon, the U.S. government passed a $2 trillion relief package, the CARES Act, to help the economy in response to the COVID-19 crisis. This new legislation brings significant options for struggling small businesses. In addition to the loan program that will infuse cash into stressed businesses, the act’s provisions safeguard money received from the stimulus package from needing to…

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