INTRODUCTION TO BANKRUPTCY LAW, 6th edition is an excellent bankruptcy reference, whether the reader is a paralegal, a practicing attorney, or taking paralegal courses in bankruptcy law. Using a step-by-step approach, the text presents the reader with a clear and understandable explanation of each type of bankruptcy filing. Signature features include a brief history of bankruptcy law, research aids, alternatives to bankruptcy, a discussion of the role of the various parties involved in the bankruptcy process, and an overview concerning eligibility and the selection of the appropriate bankruptcy chapter under which the case should be filed. Also included are updated cases to detail bankruptcy legal procedures from initiation of the attorney/client relationship through the closing of the case. With its discussion of electronic filing,and updated changes in the Bankruptcy Code and the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure,the new edition of INTRODUCTION TO BANKRUPTCY LAW, 6th edition is a valuable bankruptcy law resource.
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Meet the Author
Martin A. Frey, BSME, JD, LLM,is a Professor Emeritus at The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Senior Adjunct Settlement Judge for the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern Districts of Oklahoma, and was the Reporter for the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Group for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma. He was a professor at Drake and Texas Tech Universities and a visiting professor at the University of Maine, Washington University (St. Louis), the University of Alabama, Wake Forest University, Stetson University, and Florida International University. When teaching, Professor Frey served on a number of site visitation teams for the Section on Accreditation and Admission to the Bar of the American Bar Association. Professor Frey currently volunteers with the Financial Crimes Unit of the Tulsa Police Department. He is the author or co-author of "The Little Black Book, A Do-It Yourself Guide for Law School Competitions" (Carolina Academic Press, 2002); "Alternative Methods of Dispute Resolution" (Delmar Learning Thomson, 2003); "Introduction to the Law of Contracts, 4th Edition (Delmar Cengage Learning, 2008); "Introduction to Bankruptcy Law, 6th Edition (Delmar Cengage Learning, 2013); and "Essentials of Contract Law," 2nd Edition (Cengage Learning, 2015).
Sidney K. Swinson, BBA, JD, is a Shareholder, Officer and Director of GableGotwals, Tulsa, Oklahoma, an Adjunct Professor at The University of Tulsa College of Law, a Chapter 7 trustee for the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma, a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, a Director of the Bankruptcy and Reorganization Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association, an Adjunct Settlement Judge for the United States Bankruptcy Court and United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma, a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, the recipient of the Oklahoma Bar Association Courageous Lawyer Award and the John E. Shipp Ethics Award, and a bankruptcy practitioner.
1. The Evolution of Bankruptcy Law. 2. Bankruptcy Law and Where to Find It. 3. The Cast of Characters and Their Roles in the Bankruptcy Process. 4. Information Gathering, Analysis, Counseling, and Drafting. 5. The Voluntary Chapter 7 Bankruptcy (Liquidation). 6. The Chapter 13 Bankruptcy (Adjustment of Debts of an Individual with Regular Income). 7. The Chapter 12 Bankruptcy (Adjustment of Debts of a Family Farmer or Family Fisherman with Regular Annual Income) 8. The Voluntary Chapter 11 Bankruptcy (Reorganization). 9. Selecting the Appropriate Type of Bankruptcy Filing. 10. The Involuntary Bankruptcy: Chapter 7 or Chapter 11. Appendix A. Interview Questionnaire for the Debtor-Client. Appendix B. Interview Questionnaire for the Creditor-Client. Appendix C. Chapter 9 Bankruptcy (Debts of Municipalities). Glossary.