First Regional Bancorp files for bankruptcy in Los Angeles

First Regional Bancorp files for bankruptcy in Los Angeles

Approximately 18 months after the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. seized the assets of First Regional Bank in Los Angeles, its holding company, First Regional Bancorp, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. At the time of the seizure, First Regional Bank had $2.18 billion in assets. The FDIC forced a sale to First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.

Divorcing and bankrupt?

Divorce and bankruptcy often go hand-in-hand, especially in today’s economy.

Divorce can lead to financial challenges. When spouses decide to divorce, they are splitting their property into two and going from two incomes to one. This is a significant financial change that few people are able to anticipate.

Common bankruptcy questions

In this blog post, we will briefly address some of the common questions our clients have about bankruptcy. Please keep in mind that this is general information and should not be construed as legal advice.

Collecting on debts: Options for creditors

Most borrowers repay their debts in a timely manner. But what happens when they don’t? What are the rights of creditors? What rules must creditors follow?

Bankruptcy and taxes: What tax debt can be discharged in bankruptcy?

Is your tax debt part of your overwhelming debt? You may have heard that you can discharge tax debt through bankruptcy, but which taxes can you discharge?

Tax debt is dischargeable if you filed the tax return at issue at least two years ago. This year, taxes were due on April 17th and tax debts from 2009 returns may be dischargeable. In addition, the IRS must have assessed your taxes at least 240 days before you can file for bankruptcy.

Octomom’s Chapter 7 bankruptcy halted for failure to file paperwork

In our law blog post, we mentioned that Octomom Nadya Suleman had filed for bankruptcy. Last week, we learned that her bankruptcy case was thrown out of court. Why? She failed to file all of the paperwork required by the court by last Monday’s deadline.

Octomom files for bankruptcy in California

“Octomom” Nadya Suleman has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. “I’ve had to make some very difficult decisions. Filing Chapter 7 was one of them. But I have to do what is best for my children and I need a fresh start,” she told reporters.

Will I be able to keep my property in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy?

Individuals considering Chapter 7 bankruptcy in California often think they will have to give away all of their property. This bankruptcy myth can keep some people from filing bankruptcy for months, even years. Meanwhile, they continue to build debt and fall further into financial turmoil.

Dodgers may soon emerge from bankruptcy under new management

The Los Angeles Dodgers are one step closer to emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy after a Delaware bankruptcy court scheduled a hearing next week to approve a new reorganization plan that would sell the team to new management on April 30.

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