Business Reorganization Committee


Post date: Friday, February 25, 2022

The approval of third-party releases in connection with the confirmation of a debtor’s chapter 11 plan before a bankruptcy court has become increasingly controversial and the subject of several recent district court decisions.

Post date: Friday, February 25, 2022

In May 2021, the ABI Journal examined the recently-added “reasonable due diligence” requirement of 11 U.S.C. § 547(b), [1] with an in-depth analysis of how such a requirement may shift the burdens of proof assigned in 11 U.S.C. § 547(g).

Post date: Friday, February 25, 2022

The term “mootness” refers to a category of related precepts that preclude a reviewing court from reaching the underlying merits of a controversy. While questions dog this doctrine’s constitutional and prudential forms outside of the Bankruptcy Code’s ambit, few doubt either’s general validity. However, within bankruptcy’s periphery, more substantive questions abound.

Post date: Friday, February 25, 2022

When Congress passed the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (the SBRA), [1] they made two important changes to chapter 11. [2] First, Congress created the subchapter V trustee.

Post date: Thursday, November 04, 2021

There are so many involved details and items turnaround professionals have to deal with when they are brought in to help reorganize a company. It is very tempting to fall into a false sense of security when you can just check off the “got it” box without delving into a detailed analysis of complicated issues.

Post date: Thursday, November 04, 2021
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Austin Alexander

On June 28, 2021, a bipartisan bill was presented in the U.S. House of Representatives to amend 28 U.S.C. § 1408, the bankruptcy venue statute. The Bankruptcy Venue Reform Act of 2021, H.R.

Post date: Thursday, November 04, 2021

11 U.S.C. § 1183(b)(7) tells us that “[t]he trustee shall ...

Post date: Friday, June 18, 2021

Since the passage of the modern version of the Bankruptcy Code in 1978, chapter 11 has been used as a tool by debtors to address mass litigation liabilities.

Post date: Friday, June 18, 2021
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Salene Mazur Kraemer

On March 29, 2021, in In re BK Technologies Inc.,[1] newly appointed Chief Bankruptcy Judge McKay Mignault dismissed the first Small Business Reorganization Act (SBRA) case filed in West Virginia due to a lack of a realistic ability to reorganize and the debtor’s bad faith.

Post date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Insolvency professionals have limited options to consider when counseling small business clients in financial distress who wish to continue operating their business. On the federal level, practitioners may choose to file a traditional chapter 11 reorganization or a small business bankruptcy under subchapter V.


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