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The Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (SBRA), in effect as of February 19, 2020, was enacted to provide Main Street business debtors with a more streamlined path for restructuring their debts. ABI is pleased to provide our members with curated access to the education, analysis and news you need to know. The site will be updated regularly, so check back often.

Upcoming Events

abiLIVE Webinar: The Small Business Reorganization Act: How It Helps in Today’s Health & Economic Crisis

The panel on the April 3 abiLIVE will discuss the recent amendments enacted by Congress (through the CARES Act) to raise the debt limit and make the provisions of the Small Business Reorganization Act (SBRA) available for larger companies. In addition, the panel will explain how these new laws help people in chapter 13 by allowing them more time to complete their plans and retain government benefits.

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abiLIVE Webinar: Preference Update: SBRA’s Due Diligence Requirement

The panel on the April 8 abiLIVE will discuss the Small Business Reorganization Act’s requirement that a trustee (or debtor-in-possession) take into account a defendant’s defenses before bringing an action. This amendment, which is applicable in all cases, requires the plaintiff to engage in reasonable due diligence regarding a defendant’s affirmative defenses before initiating a preference action. The panel will discuss different approaches to satisfy the new requirement.

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Informative Videos

Select Presentations on SBRA from ABI Events

Watch a special abiLIVE webinar on how SBRA brings a faster, cheaper and more efficient process for struggling small businesses looking to reorganize in bankruptcy.

Watch Bankruptcy Judge Michelle Harner (D. Md.; Baltimore) provide an overview of the Small Business Reorganization Act at ABI\'s 2019 Winter Leadership Conference.

For more informative videos on SBRA, please click here.