Chris Simon, formerly an enforcer in the NHL, recently filed for bankruptcy. According to Simon, he is in a debt of more than $500 thousand. Throughout his 20-year hockey career, Simon earned about $15 million. In an affidavit submitted to the Ottawa court system, he stated that his earnings are now depleted. The half million […]

According to an article in Market Watch, recent policy changes by Navient, a massive student loan lender, may result in more available paths to discharging student loan debt for those who have filed for bankruptcy. During an ongoing class-action lawsuit against the company, Navient has agreed to cease aggressive collection attempts, like calling relatives and employers of […]

Market Watch reported that 2016 saw the largest hike in American household debt in more than 10 years. Thanks to auto loans, student loans, and mortgages, total household debt reached $226 billion by March of 2016. Today, household debts are $99 billion away from the all-time peak, $12.7 trillion, which occured in the third quarter of […]

UPDATE as of Feb. 16, 2017–Statesmen published an update regarding former NBA player Vince Young’s file for chapter 11 bankruptcy. During the second week of February, 2017, Young’s lawyer filed a petition for Young in a Houston federal bankruptcy court. Young has assets between $500,001 and $1 million, while his liabilities are between $1,001,000 and $10 million. […]

DUIs are a serious problem in Pennsylvania, and the state is starting to tighten regulations and increase severity of punishment. Driving is legal, and drinking is legal if you’re over 21. Where the two activities collide, there is often confusion, so we’ve put together a list of the five things you should know about DUIs. […]

Just after you file for bankruptcy, it may seem impossible to start rebuilding your credit. While the process certainly isn’t easy, you can get through it with some due diligence. Yes, you will initially have to pay higher interest rates when borrowing money. However, you will soon be much better equipped to handle your finances. There […]

After a string of restaurant closures, celebrity chef, Luke Palladino, filed for personal bankruptcy protection Sept. 7, the Inquirer reported. His most recently shuttered restaurant, located at the Jersey Shore, closed over Labor Day weekend. Prior to that, he shut the doors of Palladino’s on Passyunk, a critically acclaimed Italian eatery in Philadelphia. An Inquirer reporter […]

A recent CNN article profiles Kim Perell, the President of Amobee, a multimillion dollar digital marketing firm. At the start of her career, Perell experienced a roadblock due to the bankruptcy of the company where she worked her dream job. In 2002, Perell was sitting at her in-laws’ kitchen table, brainstorming ideas on how to transform […]

We’re proud to announce that both of our attorneys — Stan Luongo and Tom Bellwoar — have made the list of Main Line Today’s Top Lawyers of 2016. This is the fourth and third consecutive year that the LUONGO BELLWOAR LLP team has earned this title, which is awarded by the publication every August. Attorneys […]

The online media company Gawker has declared bankruptcy in an effort to protect itself from having to turn over assets to wrestler Hulk Hogan as it faces a $140.1 million judgment in Hogan’s sex video lawsuit. Now bidders from all over the tech world are scrambling to acquire Gawker Media and its news and gossip sites in […]