The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), signed by President Trump on March 27, 2020 impacts personal bankruptcy and small Business Debtor bankruptcy provisions. To find out more about these changes you can view the entire article at https://shenwick.blogspot.com/

James Shenwick recently posted a new article on his blog regarding the discharge of taxes in a personal bankruptcy filing. The article focuses on the case of a high income taxpayer who filed personal bankruptcy in an attempt to discharge her taxes. The post can be found at https://shenwick.blogsp...

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Section 108 of the Internal Revenue Code Relief of Indebtedness Income and Workouts.
One of the most overlooked areas of the law when doing a workout is Section 108 of the Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”). Section 108 is a trap for the unwary and unless the attorney or lawyer is aware of this tax c...

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At Shenwick & Associates, we have seen a significant uptick in bankruptcy filings by restaurant and restaurant owners and we have developed a legal strategy to deal with these situations. As reported by many newspapers and websites, a significant

number of restaurants are closing in New York C...

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Organizing at Work & Home.
1. Note taking app. “Google Keep” is the best note taking app.
2 For my To Do list, I have probably tried 10 apps over the years and have stopped using them after two to three weeks. I believe that the best note taking app is an eight and ½ by 11 legal pad or a 4 by...

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Negotiations. Negotiations a Primer
As many of our clients and colleagues know, at Shenwick & Associates we do a lot of negotiating and to date we have had many successes.
First, client’s ask what is an “out-of-court” settlement? An out-of-court settlement is a settlement that is obtained witho...

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Mr. Shenwick was terrific and helped me thru a difficult case. He held my hand with tremendous support thru each step of the process and I highly recommend his services for anyone in need.
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James (Jim) Shenwick is the principal and owner of Shenwick & Associates, based out of New York City (Manhattan) with a practice limited to personal and business bankruptcy, short sales, workouts, real estate leasing (office, retail, restaurant), asset protection planning, taxi medallion workouts, distressed restaurants and tax controversy work including IRS offers in compromise and installment agreements

Shenwick & Associates is a small law firm that is disciplined, cost effective and leverages technology to zealously represent clients legally and strategically.

Jim Shenwick has practiced law for 30 years. Jim specializes in:

- Filing bankruptcy petitions for individuals and businesses (over 500 to date)
- Defending Adversary Proceedings brought by Bankruptcy Trustees for fraudulent conveyance
- Asset protection planning
- Filing offers in compromise with IRS
- Reviewing and negotiating office leases for Tenants (over 250 to date)
- Workouts and short sales for real estate clients, representing buyers and sellers of townhouses, coop's, condominiums and houses
- Reviewing and negotiating AIA Construction documents for owners with contractors and architects

Jim Shenwick is listed in the 2020 Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys™.

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