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Can a bankruptcy settlement...

Can a bankruptcy settlement be used against me if I sign a lease before the settlement

Lawyer's Assistant: What state are you in? And has anything been officially filed?

Brooklyn NY and no nothing has been filed against me yet

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed in civil court? If so, what?

No we are in landlord tenant court now

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Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 4 months ago
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What do you mean "used against you?" As in, factored into your bankruptcy, or, the landlord cancelling your lease, etc?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I own a commercial building with my daughter and it is a 50/50 deed and she signed a lease with a tenant. 8 years ago. The tenant is trying to get me on the lease agreement. I think he is trying to get me on the lease because I did a settlement on a fraudulent conveyance that has nothing to do with my daughter saying that also is his landlord. The settlement was last year. What do you think?
Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 4 months ago

We can never be sure why he is trying to get you on the lease. However you do not have to do this. The lease is perfectly valid and lawful with only one owner (the daughter) signing off as the landlord. Someone in your situation has NO DUTY to sign on.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Did not get the answer tof the question I asked but did get some clarification on another issue. Ask for a phone interview and left my number but didn't get a call back
Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 4 months ago

Hello,

The site does not show that you requested a phone call. Please, if you want one - try again. You should see that option on your screen.

I am not sure how I missed your question; I thought I answered it; please let me know what I missed and I'd be happy to reply. Thanks in advance.

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