ABIs New Bankruptcy Litigation Manual Tackles the Basics of a Bankruptcy Case

ABIs New Bankruptcy Litigation Manual Tackles the Basics of a Bankruptcy Case

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November 6, 2007, Alexandria, Va. —The American Bankruptcy Institute’s (ABI) newest publication, the Bankruptcy Litigation Manual: What Civil Litigators Need to Know, provides the basic framework of bankruptcy litigation for civil litigators and other attorneys who do not have extensive experience in bankruptcy litigation. It can also serve as a quick reference tool for the more experienced bankruptcy attorney. Authors Deborah Williamson of Cox Smith Matthews Inc. (San Antonio), Charles Beckham of Haynes and Boone, LLP (Houston) and editor R. Scott Williams of Haskell Slaughter Young and Rediker LLC (Birmingham, Ala.) examine a number of issues in the Manual, including the establishment of a claim in a bankruptcy case; the effects of the bankruptcy petition, including retention of counsel and the automatic stay; the jurisdiction of the bankruptcy court; procedural considerations such as removal, remand and abstention; discharge and dischargeability of debts; and issues related to settlements.

The 100-page softbound manual is available for purchase ($15 members; $25 non-members) at ABI’s Online Bookstore. Click here to order.


ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes more than 11,500 attorneys, accountants, bankers, judges, professors, lenders, turnaround specialists and other bankruptcy professionals, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. For additional information on ABI, visit www.abiworld.org. For additional conference information, visit http://www.abiworld.org/conferences.html