Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals, Eighth Edition with CD / Edition 8

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Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals focuses on what paralegals need to know to be effective paralegals in a bankruptcy practice. Comprehensive yet accessible, this proven-effective text offers a step-by-step overview of the bankruptcy code and rules. With a consistent emphasis on practice, David Buchbinder vividly describes the role of the paralegal at every stage of a bankruptcy proceeding, providing practical information along the way. A wealth of examples, checklists, and summaries put bankruptcy law squarely within reach.

Thoroughly updated, the Eighth Edition includes new Supreme Court cases that interpret bankruptcy law and recent changes to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure.

A favorite among paralegal instructors, Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals features:

a clear and readable writing style designed to let students learn and digest the basics
complete coverage of everything a student needs to know to become a competent bankruptcy paralegal—consumer representation, creditor representation, and assisting with a Chapter 11 case
a useful overview of the bankruptcy code and rules that sheds light on the role of the paralegal at every stage of a bankruptcy proceeding
practical information about how and when to complete bankruptcy documents
a rich variety of learning and memory aids, such as examples, checklists of procedures, summaries of the law, and discussion questions
a Forms Manual on CD-ROM
a generous teaching package, including a detailed Instructor’s Manual, Test Bank, PowerPoints, and BestCase Exercises

Updated throughout, the Eighth Edition of Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals includes:

recent case rulings interpreting bankruptcy law
• developments and changes in the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure

*Instructor's Manuals are a professional courtesy offered to professors only. For more information or to request a copy, please contact Wolter's Kluwer Law & Business at 800.529.7545 or

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735507869
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 6/1/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 569
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Paralegals and the Bankruptcy System

Part I. History and Introduction

Chapter 1. A Short History of Bankruptcy

Chapter 2. Introduction to the Bankruptcy Code

Chapter 3. Filing a Petition

Chapter 4. Chapter 1: General Provisions

Chapter 5. “Needs Based Bankruptcy” or Means Testing

Chapter 6. Useful Definitions—Section 101

Part II. Debtor Relief

Chapter 7. Overview of Chapter 7

Chapter 8. Conversion and Dismissal

Chapter 9. Exemption

Chapter 10. Trustees, Examiners, and Creditors Committees

Chapter 11. Preparing a Proceeding for a Trustee

Part III. Bankruptcy Litigation

Chapter 12. The Automatic Stay—11 U.S.C. §362

Chapter 13. Objections to Discharge and Dischargeability of Debts

Chapter 14. Property of the Estate and Turnover Complaints

Chapter 15. Avoiding Powers—Introduction

Chapter 16. Avoidable Preferences—11 U.S.C. §547

Chapter 17. Fraudulent and Postpetition Transfers

Part IV. Liquidation and Claims

Chapter 18. Use, Sale, or Lease of Property

Chapter 19. Executory Contracts and Leases

Chapter 20. Miscellaneous Provisions Regarding Property of the Estate

Chapter 21. Claims

Chapter 22. Administration

Part V. Reorganization Proceedings

Chapter 23. Chapter 13: Reorganization Proceedings

Chapter 24. Chapter 11: Introduction and Administration

Chapter 25. Chapter 11: Elements of a Plan

Chapter 26. Chapter 11: Plan Confirmation

Chapter 27. Chapter 12: Reorganization Proceedings

Part VI. Review

Chapter 28. Introduction to Courts and Jurisdiction

Chapter 29. Statements and Schedules Tutorial

Chapter 30. Means Testing Tutorial

Chapter 31. Researching Bankruptcy Issues

Appendix 1. Noticed Motions and Ex Parte Applications

Appendix 2. Documents and Deadlines

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