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How can i find attorneys that could help me in a proof of claim case against a real estate developer?

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Developer filed for bankrupcy in NY but the real estate project was in Panama, Central America and is associated with the Trump brand. Trump licensed his name for the project but then got a legal desclaimer and when the developer breached contracts Trump was not held liable, but now the developer has many suits filed against it in Panama and they just filed for bankrupcy in NYC

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Bankruptcies such as these are complicated matters, depending on what chapter of the BR code under which they are proceeding. Not knowing all of the facts, it may well be that a trustee or the equivalent of a liquidator may be in the process of gathering funds for distributions to creditors and coordinating with counsel in Panama. In the mix of all of this are lawsuits that the trustee may institute on behalf of creditors. It will be a long road that will require much patience.

That being said, you should retain an attorney to assist in drafting your proof of claim to make sure you're preserving whatever rights you have, as well as correctly designating your respective status as a creditor.

The foregoing is not legal advice nor is it in any manner whatsoever meant to create or impute an attorney/client relationship.


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