Small Business Filings: Making Chapter 11 Work in Small Commercial Cases
Many of the challenges that exist in complex business cases are equally at play in small commercial cases. But whereas time and resources might be more abundant in the larger cases, small chapter 11 restructurings frequently demand a more organized — and affordable — process. In this session, the panelists discuss strategies for efficient reorganizations in small commercial cases by examining different structures for maximizing success, including out-of-court restructuring alternatives, prearranged filings, disincorporation (the transfer of all assets to an individual owner, who then files) and mergers (the combining of entities to avoid multiple filings). The panel also reviews Bankruptcy Code and local rules that can be utilized for a simpler, more efficient restructuring process.