How Far Can the Trustee Reach? It is common practice that trustees will seek to recover or “clawback” fraudulent transfers made prior to the commencement of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case. But what happens when all transfers by the debtor were fraudulent? And how far can the trustee reach to recover a transfer? Let’s look […]
One of your customers sends you notice it has filed for chapter 7 or chapter 11 bankruptcy protection rather than the payment for goods or services provided that you were expecting. You understand that you now have a “claim” against the “debtor,” in bankruptcy parlance. You are not quite sure you want to deal with […]
Two important decisions by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the Delaware Bankruptcy Court shed light on goods in receipt of debtors in Section 503(b)(9) claims.
This series was started (click here to read from the beginning) with a broad overview of business bankruptcy but our last few installments have focused on unsecured creditors (click here to read about unsecured creditors) and the priority scheme in bankruptcy (click here for the 30,000-foot view or you can find more specific treatment here, here and here). In this […]
You recently shipped goods to a U.S. customer on credit. Now the customer is insolvent and evidently sliding into bankruptcy. As in baseball, at the close of the slide, the customer may be safe, continuing in business or sold as a going concern, or out, and facing liquidation. What to do? Included among the concerns […]