Friesinger Named Chapter 7 Panel Trustee

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Coolidge attorney Patricia J. Friesinger was recently appointed as a Chapter 7 Panel Trustee. In this role, she will administer cases filed under Chapter 7 of Title 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. Chapter 7 Trustees are private citizens appointed and supervised by the Office of the U.S. Trustee (a division of the U.S. Department of Justice). Many Chapter 7 Trustees are experienced attorneys or accountants who continue to practice their profession after appointment to the panel. As a Trustee, Friesinger’s primary duties will be to liquidate assets for the benefit of creditors where possible. Each year, Chapter 7 …

Increased Tax Relief for Family Farmers in Chapter 12

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While most of the US media is focused on various bills that have been hung up in congress over the last year, a bill providing additional tax relief to family farmers through Chapter 12 bankruptcy, has not received much attention. On October 26, 2017, President Trump signed the Family Farmer Bankruptcy Clarification Act of 2017 (H.R. 2266) into law. This new law expands the tax relief granted to family farmers in 2005, and legislatively overturns the narrow interpretation of the Supreme Court of that 2005 act. The legislation in 2005 was intended to give tax relief to family farmers in …

Firm Hosts Court Camp Students

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On Tuesday, June 27, 2017, Coolidge Wall hosted a group of 19 students as part of the Montgomery County Court Camp Program. Most of the students are first generation college bound and serve in a government club or mock trial program at the school. Coolidge Wall attorneys Bud Seall, Chris Conard, Pat Friesinger, and Chip Herin participated in a session moderated by Coolidge Wall’s coordinator, David Pierce. Afterwards, the students toured the Firm’s offices before returning back to the Courthouse. It is our sincere hope that we helped these students on their journey to success.