• Posts by Chris Thompson
    Chris Thompson

    Chris Thompson is a litigator in the firm's Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy practice group. His practice is focused on representing creditors and debtors in bankruptcy proceedings and in state and federal court litigation.

For the third time in less than two years, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a chapter 7 debtor who does not reaffirm secured debt or redeem the property must surrender the property. In re Woide, No. 17-10776 (11th Cir. Apr. 5, 2018).

In Woide, the debtors filed a chapter 13 bankruptcy petition, and on schedule A, listed their real property and stated "to be surrendered." The case was later converted from chapter 13 to 7, and the debtors did not file any statement of intention with respect to the property. After the close of the debtors' bankruptcy case, the secured creditor ...

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