Basic Bankruptcy Law For Paralegals, Seventh Edition / Edition 7

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Renewing a commitment to preparing students to become effective paralegals in all aspects of Bankruptcy, the Seventh Edition of this popular text offers important developments in recent bankruptcy law, expanded coverage of means testing, and enhanced pedagogy. In an illuminating overview of the Bankruptcy Code and Rules, respected author David L. Buchbinder provides step-by-step guidance through the paralegal’s role at every stage of the Bankruptcy proceeding.

A hit with instructors and students, Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals features:

  • focused coverage of Bankruptcy that hones in on what students need to know to become effective paralegals in all aspects of Bankruptcy:
    • consumer representation
    • creditor representation
    • assisting with the handling of a Chapter 11 case
  • a clear overview of the Bankruptcy Code and Rules
  • step-by-step guidance through the paralegal’s role at every stage of a Bankruptcy proceeding
  • a practical orientation to completing bankruptcy documentation and the time limits on those documents
  • thorough pedagogy that includes:
    • examples
    • checklists of procedures
    • summaries of the law
    • discussion questions
    • practice exercises
  • Forms Manual on an accompanying CD-ROM
  • detailed Instructor’s Manual with Test Bank

Updated to reflect developing case law interpreting the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) and other changes in Bankruptcy Law, the Seventh Edition also provides:

  • two new chapters devoted entirely to means testing: one chapter presents a substantive discussion of means testing and the second chapter gives a tutorial
  • Practice Pointers, a new teaching device, are integrated throughout the text
  • Practice Exercises are now included throughout the book

Timely and up-to-date, the Seventh Edition of Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals comes with a complete teaching package that will complement the pedagogy, coverage, and clarity of this highly effective text.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735569744
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 12/5/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 600
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Paralegals and the Bankruptcy System 1
Pt. II History and Introduction 7
Ch. 1 A Short History of Bankruptcy 9
Ch. 2 Introduction to the Bankruptcy Code 19
Ch. 3 Alternatives to Bankruptcy Under State Law 27
Ch. 4 Filing a Petition 37
Ch. 5 Chapter 1 - General Provisions 53
Ch. 6 Useful Definitions - Section 101 67
Pt. II Debtor Relief 79
Ch. 7 Overview of Chapter 7 81
Ch. 8 Conversion and Dismissal 101
Ch. 9 Exemptions 107
Ch. 10 Trustees, Examiners, and Creditors Committees 123
Ch. 11 Preparing a Proceeding for a Trustee 137
Pt. III Bankruptcy Litigation 145
Ch. 12 The Automatic Stay - 11 U.S.C. 362 147
Ch. 13 Objections to Discharge and Dischargeability of Debts 167
Ch. 14 Property of the Estate and Turnover Complaints 185
Ch. 15 Avoiding Powers - Introduction 195
Ch. 16 Avoidable Preferences - 11 U.S.C. 547 203
Ch. 17 Fraudulent and Postpetition Transfers 219
Pt. IV Liquidation and Claims 229
Ch. 18 Use, Sale, or Lease of Property 231
Ch. 19 Executory Contracts and Leases 245
Ch. 20 Miscellaneous Provisions Regarding Property of the Estate 259
Ch. 21 Claims 269
Ch. 22 Administration 295
Pt. V Reorganization Proceedings 303
Ch. 23 Chapter 13: Reorganization Proceedings 305
Ch. 24 Chapter 11: Introduction and Administration 327
Ch. 25 Chapter 11: Elements of a Plan 343
Ch. 26 Chapter 11: Plan Confirmation 359
Ch. 27 Chapter 12: Reorganization Proceedings 379
Pt. VI Review 387
Ch. 28 Introduction to Courts and Jurisdiction 389
Ch. 29 Statements and Schedules Tutorial 399
Ch. 30 Researching Bankruptcy Issues 431
App. 1: Noticed Motions and Ex Parte Applications 437
App. 2: Documents and Deadlines 439
Glossary 441
Table of Cases 457
Table of Statutes 459
Table of Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure 463
Table of Secondary Authorities 465
Index 467
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