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Subchapter V of Chapter 11: A User’s Guide

This article is a draft of a chapter that will be included in the forthcoming 2022-2023 edition of STRATEGIC ALTERNATIVES FOR AND AGAINST DISTRESSED BUSINESSES (“Alternatives”) and it is copyrighted by Thomson Reuters. It is published here by DailyDAC with the permission of Thomson Reuters. President Reagan famously joked that “I’m from the Government and […]


Bankruptcy reporting requirements

Chapter 11 Reporting Requirements: How Debtors Must Stay Transparent

Bankruptcy Reporting Requirements Before and During Chapter 11 One of the  central principles of bankruptcy is that a debtor should have the benefit of a “fresh start.” However, to accord such relief, the Bankruptcy Code, Bankruptcy Rules, and case law require transparency from the debtor and other parties in interest. As such, strict compliance with […]


Delaware Court Approval

Determining Whether or Not to Seek Court Approval of a Sale in a Delaware Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors Case

Is Court Approval Necessary for a Sale in a Delaware ABC Case? For many small insolvent companies, an assignment for the benefit of creditors (ABC) can be more attractive than a federal bankruptcy case to maximize value and sell or liquidate a business. Depending on the state—this article will focus on Delaware ABCs—special rules may […]


NRA Bankruptcy

Alternative Debtor Management? Discharge Your Fiduciary Duty at $1,155 Per Hour!

Examining the “Fiduciary for Hire” and the NRA’s Bad Faith Bankruptcy “When in doubt, mumble, when in trouble, delegate, when in charge, ponder.” – James H. Boren, When In Doubt, Mumble: A Bureaucrat’s Handbook (1972) Business entity debtors in chapter 11 cases come in all shapes and sizes, with varying degrees of integrity and competence […]


Ipso Facto Clauses

The Nuts & Bolts of Ipso Facto Clauses and Golden Share Arrangements That May Sidestep the Bankruptcy Code’s Prohibition

When are Ipso Facto Clauses and Golden Share Arrangements Enforceable in Bankruptcy? “Termination on bankruptcy” provisions—ipso facto clauses—are commonly used in many types of business contracts, providing for the termination of the contract (either automatic or at the non-debtor party’s election) upon the obligor’s filing of bankruptcy or the occurrence of similar events or conditions. […]


IP Licenses in Bankruptcy

How to Protect Your IP Rights When Your Licensor Files for Bankruptcy

What Companies Can Do to Protect Their IP Rights in Bankruptcy The Kodak case brought into sharp focus the treatment of intellectual property rights in bankruptcy. Inventor of the roll-film hand camera in 1888 and maker of the first digital camera, the iconic company licensed thousands of patents in its extensive patent portfolio, estimated at […]


Borrower Bankruptcy

What Secured Lenders Should Know If Their Borrower Files for Bankruptcy

When a Borrower Files for Bankruptcy, How Can Secured Lenders Protect Their Position? As a secured lender, you should know well in advance the necessary details if a borrower files bankruptcy. Let us presume therefore that, from consultations with your borrower, it is clear that the borrower is in distress: The borrower is likely unable […]


Preventing Forest Fires in Chapter 11

Dealing with Corporate Distress 08: Preventing Forest Fires with First Day Motions in Chapter 11

The ABCs of ABCs, Business Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring/Insolvency In this installment, we take you on a tour of the time leading up to the filing of a chapter 11 case and the days that immediately follow. Mostly, we’re referring to first day motions. Before we dive into first day motions, however, you should understand […]


Solvent Debtor Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Solvent Debtor? A Chapter 11 Debtor Need Not Be Broke

A Solvent Debtor Can File for Bankruptcy…but Can They Survive a Motion for Dismissal? Suppose that your borrower or customer files for chapter 11 bankruptcy. You do not like this, because you’ll almost certainly not collect the full amount owed to you. In fact, to get anything at all, you’ll have to get involved with […]


Foreign Insolvency Chapter 15 Bankruptcy

Chapter 15 Bankruptcy: A Concise Overview

What Is the Purpose of Chapter 15 Bankruptcy? Bankruptcies are global fixtures, ones not necessarily restricted by borders. A company that files for insolvency protection in the Caribbean, Europe or the Far East may also have assets and interests elsewhere, like New York or Miami. Under those circumstances, the debtor’s representative may need the assistance […]


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