Puerto Rico Restructuring Has Widespread Financial Impact

On Wednesday, Puerto Rico’s Governor declared that the commonwealth would seek protection under Title III, a court-supervised bankruptcy-like restructuring process. The restructuring of Puerto Rico’s $70 billion in outstanding debt would be the largest in the history of the U.S. municipal bond market and will have widespread implications in the equity and bond markets, as […]

Keeping Your Priorities Straight: The District of Columbia’s Split Priority Statute Allows Condominium Assessments To Prime And Potentially Extinguish First Priority Liens

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals recently confirmed the extensive reach of D.C.’s condominium assessment lien statute, D.C. Code § 42-1903.13 (a) (2001), which empowers a condominium association to foreclose its lien when a unit owner becomes six months behind in payment of condo assessments.  See Chase Plaza Condominium v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., […]

Tayman Lane Chaverri LLP Achieves Substantial Victory in Landmark Human Rights Case at the Intersection of Family and Immigration Law

Tayman Lane Chaverri LLP is pleased to announce that it prevailed at trial on behalf of its client, a minor child from Honduras, who escaped persecution by fleeing the country alone to seek reunification with her birth mother.  In a landmark family law and immigration case, TLC partner Katie Lane Chaverri overcame the procedural and practical […]

Second Circuit Deals Another Blow to Madoff Victims: Investors in Feeder Funds Held Not to Be “Customers” for Purposes of SIPC Compensation

by Katie Lane Chaverri Tayman Lane Chaverri LLP; Washington, DC (reprinted with the permission of the American Bankruptcy Institute; original article may be accessed here: http://www.abiworld.org/committees/newsletters/cftf/vol10num4/blow.html On Feb. 22, 2013, a three-judge panel of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the rulings of the U.S. Bankruptcy and District Courts for the Southern District of New York […]

TLC Partner Katie Lane Chaverri Recognized by The Washington Post Magazine as a 2013 Super Lawyer Rising Star

TLC Law Firm is excited to announce that Super Lawyers and the Washington Post Magazine recognized and listed Katie Lane Chaverri in its 2013 publication as a top attorney in the Washington, DC metro area.  Super Lawyers rates outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is […]

Second Circuit Rules Madoff Victims Barred from Bringing Claims Against Securities and Exchange Commission

On Wednesday, a three-judge panel of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York upheld the dismissal of lawsuits brought by Madoff investors against the Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. securities regulator. While the court found that the SEC’s actions and inactions were “regrettable”, the court ultimately held that the SEC was protected […]