SBRA Resources

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. 
In response to the economic distress caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” (CARES Act; P.L. 116-136) was enacted on March 27, 2020, increasing the eligibility limit for small businesses looking to file under SBRA's subchapter V from $2,725,625 of debt to $7,500,000. The threshold was originally scheduled to return to $2,725,625 after 1 year, but was extended to 2022 with the enactment of the "COVID-19 Bankruptcy Relief Extension Act" on March 27, 2021.
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Upcoming Events

ABI's 2022 Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference to Feature Two Engaging Sessions on Subchapter V

ABI's 2022 Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference will feature two panels with experts examining subchapter V. The first session, "Subchapter V: Plan Confirmations by the Numbers," will examine what's involved in getting a subchapter V case across the finish line, starting with best practices for debtors as attorneys position their clients to confirm their plans. The panelists will specifically explore putting together projections and liquidation analyses, the weapons creditors have in their arsenal (including the § 1111(b) election), and the role of subchapter V trustees. The second panel, Navigating Small Business Bankruptcies: Subchapter V" will discuss and analyze Subchapter V eligibility, confirmation, and the unique challenges facing Subchapter V debtors, as well as recent Subchapter V case law updates. Register today!

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Informative Videos

Select Presentations on SBRA from ABI Events

Understanding the Nuts and Bolts of the “New” Subchapter V


The panel will explore the new requirements for filing and confirming a small business case under the new Subchapter V of Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, which became effective on February 19, 2020, and will address the potential issues you and your clients are likely to confront in seeking to successfully effectuate a reorganization thereunder.

Tools to Navigate the Financial Crisis Related to COVID-19


A distinguished panel of experts deciphers recent federal bailout programs and developments. Discussions also center on how best to successfully navigate the liquidity issues arising in the wake of the COVID 19 pandemic.

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