Recent Student Loan Developments in Bankruptcy Law Offer Hope

Student loans are a hot topic in the United States, both politically and within the everyday lives of Americans. Indeed, for millions of Americans, student loan debt is a crippling problem with seemingly no feasible solution. Recently, however, Bankruptcy Courts have displayed a proclivity to grant discharges for certain student loans debts and debtors, potentially […]

CBH Client First in Michigan to Receive Small Business Bankruptcy Confirmation

On September 28, 2020, CBH’s, client Purple East Plus, Inc. (“Purple East”) became the first small business in the State of Michigan to have a plan of reorganization confirmed under the newly enacted Small Business Reorganization Act (“SBRA”), 11 U.S.C. § 1181 et seq.  The SBRA was signed into law on August 23, 2019 and […]

COVID-19 and the Service Industry—BarFly (Hopcat) Files for Chapter 11

Potentially more than any other sector, the food and beverage industry has been devastated by the social, physical, and economic side effects of the spread of COVID-19.  For roughly three months, restaurants and bars, which are dependent upon in-person service, were effectively precluded from servicing their clientele, resulting in massive declines in revenue and, for […]

Bankruptcy: Relief for the ‘Honest but Unfortunate Debtor’

J Crew. The XFL. Neiman Marcus, Hertz, and Dave & Busters are reportedly next. What do all these companies have in common? They were (or may be) forced to seek relief under the United States Bankruptcy Code because of the economic crisis caused by the spread of COVID-19.  And experts predict that this trend will […]


Undoubtedly, this is a challenging time.  Not only are you worried about your family’s health, but the impact of COVID-19 has also likely left you concerned about your financial situation.  The closure of all restaurants and bars has created significant job and income losses for employees.  Employers are likewise hurting, as the CDC and Governor’s […]

How Michigan’s COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Order Impacts You

On March 23, 2020, Governor Gretchen Whitmer exercised her powers under the Emergency Management Act, MCL 30.403(1)-(2), and issued Executive Order No. 2020-21 in an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19. The Order, deemed a “stay-at-home order,” is a “temporary requirement to suspend activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life.” The […]

CBH receives 2019 Top Lawyers Recognition

2019 Top Lawyers CBH Attorneys recently received  Top Lawyers distinctions by The Grand Rapids Business Journal and Grand Rapids Magazine. The 2019 Top Lawyers award is a peer reviewed recognition honoring excellence in the legal field. CBH Attorneys attorneys that received 2019 Top Attorney awards include: Justin Maxim: Personal Injury April Hulst: Bankruptcy Steve Bylenga: […]

Carol Chase featured in the Grand Rapids Business Journal

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‍Attorney looks back to move forward Carol Chase credits early-career obstacles for establishing a family-like atmosphere at the firm. Read the full article here. Contact CBH Attorneys & Counselors Today If you have questions about your legal options, we’re ready to speak with you. If you or a loved one are in need of legal assistance, […]

Student Loan Forgiveness in Bankruptcy: The Debate

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In the world of bankruptcy law, there is one debate that is currently at the forefront: should debtors be allowed to discharge student loans through bankruptcy? In general, student loans are debts that are not forgiven in bankruptcy. There are a few exceptions, but they are difficult for debtors to succeed under. However, there has […]