GET TO KNOW JACK BELLO

Earlier this year, in conjunction with creating a new firm website (and following a trend among many law firms), we decided to shorten the name of the firm from “Gibbons, Neuman, Bello, Segall, Allen & Halloran, P.A.” to “Gibbons | Neuman.” This name change has prompted some questions as to whether there have been big […]

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Special Needs Trusts Planning

Medicaid and Assisted Living Facilities

So you or a loved one is living in an assisted living facility (“ALF”) or thinking about moving to one. You’ve heard or been told that you can get Medicaid benefits to help pay for the monthly ALF cost. Sounds great, right? Well, it can be. However, obtaining Medicaid coverage in an ALF isn’t necessarily a quick […]

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Elder Law Attorney Volunteers at ABC Action News Phone Bank

The firm’s Elder Law Attorney, Elizabeth Allen, volunteered at ABC Action News’s Taking Action For Your Parents campaign. The hour long TV segment aired live on July 31st and included segments on financial planning and consumer protection for the senior population. Volunteers were experienced in the subjects of elder law, financial planning, reverse mortgages, and […]

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What are the debtor’s responsibilities as to non-exempt property in Bankruptcy Court?

Remedies available in bankruptcy are intended to give debtors a fresh start. Surprisingly, many people who file bankruptcy do not understand their responsibilities when it comes to their non-exempt property. Upon the filing of bankruptcy, all assets belonging to the debtor, not otherwise claimed as exempt, become the property of the debtor’s bankruptcy estate. The […]

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Creditors Rights Attorney Lectures at WMU Cooley Law School

Gibbons | Neuman Creditors Rights Attorney Victor Veschio lectured at the WMU Cooley Law School on Florida Bankruptcy Law and Practice from the creditors’rights perspective in representing national banks, credit unions and mortgage servicers. Topics included Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy automatic stay relief to recover collateral, adequate protection to creditors, reaffirming an otherwise dischargeable […]

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Mediation Services

Pre-Suit Mediation

For many years, court-ordered mediation has been used extensively in Florida to help litigants resolve their dispute without going through a trial. Judges love mediation because it clears cases. For that reason, courts often require parties to go through mediation before setting a case for trial. Those parties who successfully reach a mediated settlement save […]

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Elder Law Attorney Discusses Long Term Care with Paralegals

On June 9, 2015, the Firm’s Elder Law attorney, Elizabeth P. Allen, spoke at the monthly luncheon meeting for the Tampa Bay Paralegal Association held at the Tampa Club in downtown Tampa.  The subject matter of her presentation was representing the elderly client and the basics of long-term care planning. The presentation also included a […]

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A Borrower Cannot Sell Business Assets That Are Intended as Collateral For a Loan, and Then Try to Discharge the Debt in Bankruptcy

Lenders often feel left without a remedy when a borrower transfers away the collateral for the loan and then runs into Bankruptcy Court – but no longer!  The Bankruptcy Court for the Jacksonville Division of the Middle District of Florida, relying on prior decisions of Bankruptcy Courts throughout the country, recently ruled that by transferring […]

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