Business Bankruptcy

Harvey Miller may be the best bankruptcy practitioner of the last 50 years.  He died this week and the world is a lesser place without him. Miller was the all-star bankruptcy attorney in many of the most important bankruptcies and workouts during our lifetimes.  And although I do not work in corporate bankruptcy, he had […]

Most of the posts on this blog, and in fact on most bankruptcy blogs, focus on the consumer as the bankruptcy debtor.  That makes sense–most bankruptcy cases involve a consumer debtor and a number of institutional creditors, like banks and credit card companies.  And those banks and credit card companies have in-house lawyers, and white-shoe law […]

List your executory contracts and unexpired leases on your bankruptcy petition and declare your intention either to accept or to reject those contracts. Contracts that are not timely assumed are rejected and the parties are released from further performance under those contracts. An executory contract is an agreement that has not been completed. A contract […]

Most of our posts here at Bankruptcy Law Network are written from the point of view of someone filing bankruptcy–the debtor’s perspective.  But what if your employer (or former employer) or a company you’ve done business with files bankruptcy, and you are on the receiving end of bankruptcy notices–you are considered a creditor in the […]

Did you ever hear a business owner talking about their Bankruptcy Attorney?  Imagine you are at a cocktail party and you hear a small business owner say:  “I’ve got the best Bankruptcy Attorney in town.”  or ” My Bankruptcy Attorney saved me a fortune.”  This never happens, but it should.  Business owners are too busy […]

There are two types of bankruptcy  that can be used for a business: liquidations and reorganizations. A liquidation bankruptcy is one which eliminates debt; often at the cost of liquidating (selling or transferring) your assets to creditors. A reorganization bankruptcy can stretch out payments to creditors, reduce or eliminate some debts, and “reorganize” or rearrange your […]