What is Bankruptcy and why is it called a Fresh Start

If filing for bankruptcy resulted in a person losing everything the debtor owned, with everything being sold to pay back creditors, the debtor would be forced back into debt to replace necessities, such as a home, a car, furniture, appliances, etc. By allowing the debtor to keep assets, while removing the obligation to pay back. . .


American Apparel and it’s Second Bankruptcy Protection

Retailer American Apparel LLC filed for it’s second Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection (the last one only 13 short months ago) earlier this month. With two bankruptcies under its belt- does this mean the end for the company? Their fate is yet to be decided, as Canadian company Gildan Activewear entered into an agreement to acquire. . .


Seelinger Law Firm 2017 Erie’s Choice Award Winner

Seelinger Law Firm was awarded top honors at the 2017 Erie’s Choice Awards on October 25, 2017. In the category Attorney/Law Firm, Erie residents chose Seelinger Law Firm over others. In accepting the award, Attorney Rebeka Seelinger said, “I am deeply honored and humbled by this award. It means a great deal to me that. . .


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Converse Sneakers Keep on Stepping After Bankruptcy

Converse Sneakers are an American Icon. The company was estabished back in 1908 and called itself The Converse Rubber Shoe Company. The company took off in 1921 when basketball player Charles H. Taylor started wearing the shoes and the All Star basketball shoe with Taylor’s signature was added to the patch. Converse continued to situate. . .


Francis Ford Coppola: Wine, Cinema, and Bankruptcy

Walking through the gates of the Francis Ford Coppola Winery within California Wine Country is breathtaking on any warm west coast day. Two large swimming pools totalling 3,600 square feet surrounded by plush lounge chairs welcome you as you enter, complete with a full bar beside the pool. Enter the building to your left upon. . .


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Top 40 under 40 Award

Rebeka Seelinger was recently honored as a recipient of a Top 40 under 40 award from the Erie Reader. The paper selects a group of 40 individuals in the area who are making a difference in the Erie community and are known for their passion for a better tomorrow. These people have what the paper. . .


Official Rules: The Snow Queen’s Trail of Treats Giveaway

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.   This giveaway of, two character gift baskets (one intended for a girl, one intended for a boy) and potentially one $200 Toys R Us ™ gift card, is sponsored by Seelinger Law (“Sponsor”). This contest is governed by these official rules. . .


50 Cent Files For Bankruptcy After $5 Million Lawsuit

50 Cent claims that the flashy jewelry and expensive cars pictured in his social media accounts are not a true depiction of his actual wealth.   After a $5 million verdict for publishing a sex tape in which Lastonia Leviston, girlfriend of Rick Ross, is featured without her consent, 50 Cent, legally named Curtis Jackson,. . .


Lingerie Company Frederick’s of Hollywood Files for Bankruptcy

Frederick’s of Hollywood seeks Chapter 11 protection against its creditors after closing its lingerie stores, reaching an agreement to sell the company as an online only operation to Authentic Brands Group LLC. Founded by the inventor of the push up bra, Frederick’s of Hollywood has been in the business of selling lacy lingerie and sexy. . .


Erie Otters File Bankrupcty to Prevent Forced Sale of Team

Our own Erie Otters filed for bankruptcy this month- not because they lack cash or assets to cover their debts, but to prevent the forced sale of the hockey team to the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers and its owner, Daryl Katz.  The Oilers have attempted to force a sale of the team to recover a $4.6. . .