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Lonestar Crushers

On July 26, 2022, the Court signed an Order Requiring Turnover and Appointing Receiver in Cause No. 21-1313-C368, In the 368th Judicial District Court of Williamson County, Texas creating a Receivership as to non-exempt property of Lonestar Crushers LLC, Extec Texas LLC, and Patrick McCartan (collectively the "Defendants"). The Court appointed Peter Ruggero as the Receiver.

All non-exempt property of the Defendants is held in the Receivership and any transfer of such property without the Receiver or Court's approval is void.

Turnover Order (PDF File)

Please direct all questions or concerns to the Receiver.

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Involuntary Bankruptcy

Creditors, in certain circumstances, can seek to put a debtor into an involuntary bankruptcy case. This is a serious and powerful remedy. And, if successful, an involuntary bankruptcy subjects the debtor to be overseen by the federal court system and laws. A threshold issue, however, is that the creditor’s claim must not be subject to a bona fide dispute. On February 3, 2014, the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in In re Green Hills Development Co., L.L.C., — F.3d —, 2014 WL 380386 (5th Cir. 2014) affirmed a dismissal of an involuntary bankruptcy case. The Court discussed the no bona fide dispute requirement. Notwithstanding that the involuntary bankruptcy was dismissed because the creditor’s claim was held subject to a bona fide dispute and was being litigated extensively in state court prior to the involuntary bankruptcy petition, the creditor avoided sanctions. The full opinion is available here.

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STCL Alumni Board of Directors

Peter Ruggero has been elected to the Board of Directors for the South Texas College of Law Alumni Board. Mr. Ruggero will also serve on the Admissions Committee for the Alumni Board.

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Net operating losses (NOLs) in bankruptcy

There is a likelihood that a businesses facing bankruptcy has net operating losses (NOLs).  These NOLs might be available to offset taxable income in not only current and future years but also past years to a limited extent. Understanding the value of the NOLs is relevant to a feasibility analysis in confirming a chapter 11 plan.  In addition, under stock sales, the NOLs might be able to be transferred to the purchaser.  You should consult with a tax expert to determine the impact NOLs have on your business and specific goals you seek to accomplish.

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1411 West Ave
Suite 200
Austin, TX 78701
Tel: 512.473.8676
Fax : 512.852.4407
Email : peter@ruggerolaw.com
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The firm serves its clients by listening to and understanding their needs and then providing appropriate advice and representation. In addition to general civil litigation and business law, the firm focuses on collections, bankruptcy and commercial litigation.