ISBN-10:
1454831332
ISBN-13:
2901454831333
Pub. Date:
11/04/2013
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals 9e / Edition 9

Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals 9e / Edition 9

by David L. Buchbinder
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    ISBN-13: 2901454831333
    Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
    Publication date: 11/04/2013
    Edition description: Older Edition
    Pages: 575
    Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.20(d)

    Table of Contents

    Prefacexxi
    Acknowledgmentsxxiii
    Introduction: Paralegals and the Bankruptcy System1
    ARole of the Paralegal2
    BCommon Activities3
    Part IHistory and Introduction5
    Chapter 1A Short History of Bankruptcy7
    AOrigins of Bankruptcy Systems7
    BBankruptcy in the Middle Ages10
    CEarly English Insolvency Laws11
    DBankruptcy in the United States13
    Summary15
    Key Terms16
    Discussion Questions16
    Chapter 2Introduction to the Bankruptcy Code17
    AOrganization of the Bankruptcy Code and a Note on the Text17
    BOverview of the Bankruptcy Code18
    CThe Bankruptcy System22
    Summary23
    Key Terms24
    Discussion Questions24
    Chapter 3Alternatives to Bankruptcy Under State Law25
    AArticle 6 UCC Bulk Sales26
    BAssignment for the Benefit of Creditors29
    CComposition Agreements30
    Summary31
    Key Terms32
    Chapter 3 Checklist32
    Discussion Questions33
    Chapter 4Filing a Petition35
    AGatekeeper Provisions in Individual Bankruptcies35
    BVoluntary Petitions38
    CInvoluntary Petitions44
    Summary50
    Key Terms51
    Chapter 4 Checklist52
    Discussion Questions54
    Chapter 5Chapter 1-General Provisions57
    ANotice and a Hearing57
    BRules of Grammatical Construction61
    CPowers of the Court62
    DStatutes of Limitations63
    EWho May Be a Debtor64
    FNeeds Based Bankruptcy66
    GNeeds Based Bankruptcy Examples71
    Summary74
    Key Terms74
    Chapter 5 Checklist75
    Discussion Questions77
    Chapter 6Useful Definitions-Section 10179
    AAffiliates79
    BClaim80
    CCommunity Claim80
    DCorporation81
    ECreditor81
    FCurrent Monthly Income81
    GCustodian82
    HDebt82
    IDebt Relief Agency82
    JDomestic Support Obligations83
    KEquity Security Holder83
    LIndividual with Regular Income83
    MInsiders84
    NInsolvency84
    OJudicial Lien85
    PLien86
    QMedian Family Income86
    RPerson86
    SSecurity87
    TSecurity Agreement87
    USingle Asset Real Estate88
    VStatutory Lien88
    WTransfer89
    Summary89
    Discussion Questions90
    Part IIDebtor Relief91
    Chapter 7Overview of Chapter 793
    AEmployment and Compensation of Professionals94
    BBankruptcy Petition Preparers99
    CThe Chapter 7 Process101
    DRule 2004 Examinations105
    EDischarge and Reaffirmation106
    Summary110
    Key Terms112
    Chapter 7 Checklist112
    Discussion Questions114
    Chapter 8Conversion and Dismissal115
    AConversion115
    BDismissal118
    Summary119
    Key Terms119
    Discussion Questions120
    Chapter 9Exemptions121
    ABackground121
    BSelecting Exemptions124
    CFederal Exemptions125
    DUnaffected Claims131
    ELien Avoidance to Preserve Exemption132
    FClaiming and Objecting to Exemptions133
    Summary134
    Key Terms135
    Chapter 9 Checklist135
    Discussion Questions137
    Chapter 10Trustees, Examiners, and Creditors Committees139
    ATrustees139
    BThe United States Trustee141
    CThe Trustee's Duties143
    DDebtor-in-Possession145
    EOfficial Creditors Committees145
    FChapter 11 Trustees and Examiners148
    GOmbudsman151
    Summary151
    Key Terms152
    Discussion Questions153
    Chapter 11Preparing a Proceeding for a Trustee155
    APrefiling Actions155
    BPostfiling Actions159
    Summary160
    Chapter 11 Checklist161
    Discussion Questions161
    Part IIIBankruptcy Litigation163
    Chapter 12The Automatic Stay-11 U.S.C. [section]362165
    AIntroduction to Bankruptcy Litigation165
    BThe Automatic Stay166
    CActivity Subject to the Automatic Stay167
    DActivity Not Subject to the Automatic Stay169
    EDuration of the Automatic Stay175
    FObtaining Relief from the Automatic Stay177
    Summary184
    Key Terms185
    Chapter 12 Checklist186
    Discussion Questions188
    Chapter 13Objections to Discharge and Dischargeability of Debts189
    ADistinguishing Discharge and Dischargeability of Debts189
    BDebts Nondischargeable without Creditor Action190
    CDebts Nondischargeable with Creditor Action196
    DComplaints to Determine Dischargeability of a Debt200
    EObjecting to Discharge201
    FComplaints Objecting to Discharge204
    Summary205
    Key Terms206
    Discussion Questions206
    Chapter 14Property of the Estate and Turnover Complaints207
    AProperty of the Estate207
    BTurnover Complaints213
    Summary214
    Key Terms215
    Discussion Questions216
    Chapter 15Avoiding Powers-Introduction217
    AFunction of the Trustee's Avoiding Powers217
    BStrong Arm Clause218
    CLimitations on Avoiding Powers219
    DStatutory Lien Avoidance221
    Summary222
    Key Terms222
    Discussion Questions222
    Chapter 16Avoidable Preferences - 11 U.S.C. [section]547223
    AIntroduction and Definitions223
    BElements of a Preference225
    CAffirmative Defenses228
    DMiscellaneous Provisions233
    Summary235
    Key Terms235
    Chapter 16 Checklist235
    Discussion Questions237
    Chapter 17Fraudulent and Postpetition Transfers239
    AFraudulent Transfers239
    BPostpetition Transfers242
    CLiability of Transferees243
    DSetoffs246
    Summary247
    Key Terms248
    Discussion Questions248
    Part IVLiquidation and Claims249
    Chapter 18Use, Sale, or Lease of Property251
    ALiquidating Estate Assets251
    BGeneral Rules251
    CUse of Cash Collateral254
    DEffect of the Automatic Stay255
    ESales Free and Clear of Liens256
    FOther Property Interests258
    GMiscellaneous Provisions260
    Summary261
    Key Terms262
    Chapter 18 Checklist262
    Discussion Questions263
    Chapter 19Executory Contracts and Leases265
    AExecutory Contracts265
    BAssuming a Contract267
    CTime Limits for Assumption270
    DMiscellaneous Provisions273
    EReal Estate Contracts274
    FIntellectual Property275
    Summary275
    Key Terms277
    Chapter 19 Checklist277
    Discussion Questions278
    Chapter 20Miscellaneous Provisions Regarding Property of the Estate279
    APreservation of Cash279
    BUtility Service/Discrimination281
    CAbandonment282
    DObtaining Credit283
    EHealth Care Bankruptcies286
    FSystem Example287
    Summary287
    Key Term289
    Discussion Questions289
    Chapter 21Claims291
    AClaim Determination291
    BFiling a Proof of Claim292
    CClaims Objections-Procedure294
    DClaims Objections-Substance295
    EAdministrative Expenses299
    FFee Sharing Prohibition300
    GTax Claims Determination301
    HSecured Claims302
    IStatement of Intention305
    JRedemption306
    KPriority Claims306
    LPartnership Claims309
    MCodebtor Claims309
    NSubordination310
    Summary311
    Key Terms313
    Chapter 21 Checklist313
    Discussion Questions316
    Chapter 22Administration317
    AOrder of Distribution317
    BMethod of Distribution319
    CBankruptcy Administration Timeline320
    Summary323
    Key Terms323
    Chapter 22 Checklist323
    Discussion Questions324
    Part VReorganization Proceedings325
    Chapter 23Chapter 13: Reorganization Proceedings327
    AIntroduction-Reorganization Proceedings327
    BSpecial Chapter 13 Provisions328
    CDismissal or Conversion-Reorganization Provisions330
    DChapter 13 Plan Provisions333
    EConfirmation Hearings339
    FConfirmation Conditions340
    GFeasibility Analysis342
    HCramdown344
    IEffect of Confirmation and Chapter 13 Discharge345
    Summary347
    Key Terms349
    Chapter 23 Checklist349
    Discussion Questions351
    Chapter 24Chapter 11: Introduction and Administration353
    AIntroduction to Chapter 11353
    BActions to Take within 120 Days of Filing357
    CDebtor-in-Possession Bank Accounts358
    DInsider Compensation360
    EOperating Reports361
    FReviewing Operating Reports363
    Summary365
    Key Terms365
    Chapter 24 Checklist366
    Discussion Questions368
    Chapter 25Chapter 11: Elements of a Plan369
    AConfirmation Process-Overview369
    BTime to File a Plan370
    CPlan Characteristics373
    DClassification of Claims374
    EMandatory Plan Provisions376
    FPermissive Plan Provisions377
    GImpaired Claims379
    Summary381
    Key Terms382
    Chapter 25 Checklist382
    Discussion Questions384
    Chapter 26Chapter 11: Plan Confirmation385
    ADisclosure Statement385
    BPlan Confirmation Packet388
    CVoting Rules388
    DModification of the Plan390
    EBalloting Report391
    FConfirmation Conditions391
    GChapter 11 Cramdown395
    HEffect of Confirmation and Chapter 11 Discharge398
    Summary399

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