Second Edition of ABIs Reclamation Manual Includes Recent Changes to Bankruptcy Law

Second Edition of ABIs Reclamation Manual Includes Recent Changes to Bankruptcy Law

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MARCH 3, 2006, Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) has just released the second edition of the Reclamation Manual: Sellers' Rights of Reclamation, Stoppage of Delivery and New Administrative Claim.   The new edition, updated to include the 2005 changes to the bankruptcy law, guides lawyers and trade creditors through the specific requirements that must be satisfied in order to obtain quick relief when either reclamation or stoppage of goods in transit is available as a remedy for unsecured trade creditors, and outlines the steps creditors must follow to successfully exercise these remedies. The book was written by Bruce S. Nathan of Lowenstein Sandler PC (New York) and a task force of members from ABI's Unsecured Trade Creditors' Committee.

The following members of an Advisory Board assisted with the writing of the second edition of the Manual, including Douglas G. Fox, CCE (Bosch Rexroth Corporation; Bethlehem, Pa.), Jay R. Indyke (Kronish Lieb Weiner & Hellman LLP; New York) Kay Standridge Kress (Pepper Hamilton LLP; Detroit), Scott E. Blakeley (Blakeley & Blakeley LLP; Irvine, Calif.), John E. Burke (Nestle USA Inc.; Glendale, Calif.), Joseph S.U. Bodoff (Bodoff & Slavitt LLP; Boston), Sandy Loria (Ames Co.; Parkersburg, W.Va.), Paul F. McIntosh, CCE (Mastercraft Fabrics Inc.; Spindale, N.C.), Lisa M. Poulin (FTI Palladium Partners; Dallas), R.T. “Rick” Rehn (The Procter & Gamble Co.; Cincinnati), Lloyd B. Sarakin (Sony Electronics Inc.; Park Ridge, N.J.), Sandra L. Schrimang, CCE (Kraft Foods Inc.; Northfield, Ill.), Samuel E. Star (FTI Consulting Inc.; New York), Judy D. Thompson Poyner & Spruill LLP; Charlotte, N.C.), Lynnette R. Warman (Jenkens & Gilchrist PC; Dallas), Steven M. Berman (Berman & Associates PA; Tampa, Fla.) and Rodney B. Wheeland (NACM Business Credit Services; Portland, Ore.).

The book is available for purchase ($15 for ABI members; $25 for non-members) through ABI’s online bookstore at


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 11,000 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 For additional conference information, visit