Demystifying Bankruptcy Appeals

Consumer bankruptcy attorneys in my experience tend to see appeals as a massively expensive undertaking fraught with unfamiliar rules and the threat of sanctions at every turn. That is not the reality. The purpose of this short article is to allay those fears. It’s a fun and satisfying process; dive in says I.

Final order

You can only appeal a “final” order. That is not easy to figure out in the bankruptcy arena. The Supreme Court recently considered whether an order denying stay relief was a final order. It said that a . . .

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9th Circuit BAP Law Clerk (Los Angeles, CA)

M. Jonathan Hayes has practiced consumer bankruptcy law primarily for the past 42 years in Southern California.  He recently completed a two-year sabbatical as the BAP Law Clerk first for Judge Laura Taylor in San Diego and then for Judge William Lafferty in Oakland. He is now Senior Counsel to the bankruptcy firm of RHM Law, LLP. Jon has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of West Los Angeles Law School for the past 33 years where he has taught Bankruptcy, Business Associations and other subjects.

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