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William J. Amann

William J. Amann

https://amburlaw.com/
  • Bankruptcy, Business Law, Construction Law ...
  • Massachusetts, New Hampshire
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Biography

My firm principally represents creditors and small businesses in complex litigation cases in bankruptcy and federal courts. We regularly and expertly handle the following legal issues:

• Sub-Chapter V of chapter 11 (SBRA-Small Business Reorganization Act)
• COVID-19 a/k/a Coronavirus Stimulus Funding
• Business Debt restructuring
• Plan Formulation, Confirmation & Disclosures Statements & Balloting
• Cash Collateral Motions & Budgets and Reconciliations
• Valuation and Evidentiary Hearings
• Proof of Claim filing and defense
• Dischargeability Actions (creditor and debtor)
• Preference Actions (creditor and debtor)
• Priority and Administrative Debt
• Motions for Relief
• Equitable Subordination
• Debt re-characterization
• Commercial Lease Disputes
• Labor Law
• Corporate Entity Formation
• Chapter 7, 11, 12 and 13

We also represent debtors, typically small businesses or self-employed individuals with difficult legal issues such as tax claims or pending state or federal lawsuits. We can expertly handle any issue which might arise in the context of Bankruptcy.

We are a solid, experienced team consisting of six attorneys and an exceptional staff with over a century of combined experience. We mean business, are detail and results oriented and thrive on delivering outstanding results for all of our clients.

Practice Areas
Bankruptcy
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Construction Law
Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Potential Debtor-Bankruptcy Clients excluded.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts
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New Hampshire
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U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney / Commercial Litigation and Bankruptcy
Amann Burnett, PLLC
- Current
Partner
Braucher & Amann, PLLC
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Partner
Craig, Deachman & Amann, PLLC
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Attorney
Bodoff & Associates
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Attorney
Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green
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Attorney
Ablitt & Charlton, PC
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Attorney
Cleveland, Waters & Bass, PA
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Attorney
Ablitt, Caruolo & DePasquale, LLP
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Registered Securities Representative
Fidelity Investments
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Customer Service Representative/Branch Legal Liaison
Ford Motor Credit Company
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Education
Massachusetts School of Law
J.D. (2000) | Law
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Saint Anselm College
B.S. (1994) | English Literature
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Awards
Very Good Rating
Avvo
Super Lawyer
SuperLawyers
2016-2018
Professional Associations
New Hampshire State Bar  # 14866
Member
Current
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Massachusetts State Bar  # 648511
Member
Current
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American Bankruptcy Institute
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Legal expertise on bankruptcy and commercial litigation cases
NH Business Review
Real Estate Transactions- Cybersecurity, Wire Fraud, Common Title Problems and Related Bankruptcy
National Business Institute, Inc.
Small Business Reorganization Act
National Business Institute, Inc.
Top Ten Evidence Mistakes
National Business Institute, Inc.
Chapter 11 Preparation and Confirmation
National Business Institute Seminar
Push Don't Shove: Involuntary Bankruptcy
New Hampshire Bar News
NH Foreclosures & Commercial Workouts
National Business Institute Seminar
Nuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy Law
National Business Institute Seminar
Appraisal Fraud & Negligence
National Business Institute Seminar
Determination of Interest Rates in Chapter 11 Cramdowns
American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)
Landlord-Tenant Law Update
When a Landlord or Tenant Files Bankruptcy: Sterling Education Svcs. Inc.
VOLO Editor
American Bankruptcy Institute
Speaking Engagements
Small Business Reorganization Act, National Business Institute, National Video Conference
The Automatic Stay and Bankruptcy Litigation Straegy for Creditors and Debtors, NBI
Chapter 11 Preparation and Confirmation, National Business Institute CLE
Bankruptcy Litigation and Procedure, Nuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy Law
Landlord-Tenant Law Update, NH Landlord-Tenant Law
Determination of Interest Rate in Chapter 11 Cramdowns, American Bankruptcy Institute Northeast Conference
Websites & Blogs
Website
Amann Burnett Law Website
Blog
Amann Burnett Law News
Legal Answers
50 Questions Answered
Q. Someone gave me the name to my business. If we separate is there anything he can do to take the name of my llc?
A: Know the difference between the legal name of the business and the trade name, if there is a difference. As an example, Coke could be the trade name for the Coco-Cola Company, Inc. (legal name). You might want to register the trade name with the state's Secretary of State's Office, assuming there is one.
Q. Is it common practice for NH builders to enter a contract with the client on a residential build?
A: Good morning. We deal with this all the time and I strongly encourage you to hire an attorney well-versed in building contracts to help guide you or to handle the transaction. NH builders are not regulated but even in places where they are (like in Massachusetts), there can be serious problems if the contract is not done correctly. We are often hired to litigate after the fact and that costs more and is a major hassle for the aggrieved party. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, as Benjamin Franklin once said.
Q. While filing chapter 7 bankrupcy my lawyer suddenly says I have to file CH 13, too much disposable income this is after
A: Deciding which chapter you're eligible for and should file is a fundamental but key decision. I'm assuming the $1,500 fee you referenced is for your attorney and not the "phone course for chap7." The terms of engagement, such as the hourly fee amount and the billing processes, should all be spelled out in your engagement letter.

Bottom line in my view is that if your attorney acted diligently and legitimately worked on your file, then he/she is owed for that time. What looks like a 7 at first blush can sometimes turn out to be a 13. However, that's typically something discussed very early on with your attorney. If deciding which chapter to choose was too close of a call to make based simply on the UST/IRS chart and preliminary Means Test calcs, then it's possible your attorney needed to analyze your financials in more detail in order to advise you. ... Read More
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Contact & Map
Amann Burnett, PLLC
Manchester Office
757 Chestnut Street
Manchester, NH 03104
Telephone: (603) 696-5404
Cell: (603) 998-0033
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
Amann Burnett, PLLC
North Andover Office
65A Flagship Drive
North Andover, MA 01845
Telephone: (603) 696-5404
Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
Notice: Weekend and Evening Telephone Consults typically available upon request