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B. Provisions Governing Bankruptcy Law
II. The Bankruptcy Court System
A. Bankruptcy Courts and Judges
B. Jurisdiction and Venue
D. Sovereign Immunity
E. Removal of Cases
F. Role of the United States Trustee
III. Bankruptcy Court Procedures
A. Standing in Bankruptcy
C. Notice and Hearing
D. Right to Jury Trial
1. Motion Practice
2. Adversary Proceedings
3. Contested Matters
F. Compromise and Settlement
H. Examinations in Bankruptcy
1. Rule 2004 Examinations
2. Meetings of Creditors
I. Eligibility and Compensation of Trustees and Professionals
1. Eligibility Requirements
b. Professionals
IV. Commencement of Bankruptcy Cases
A. Who May Be A Debtor
2. Means Testing
a. Chapter 7 Means Test
b. Chapter 13 Means Test
B. Type of Filing
1. Voluntary Filing
2. Involuntary Filing
C. Procedural Matters
1. Bankruptcy Petition
2. Schedules and Statements
V. Administration of the Bankruptcy Case
A. Estate Fiduciaries – Debtors-in-Possession and Trustees
B. Debtor’s Estate
1. Property of the Estate
2. Substantive Consolidation
1. General Protections and Limitations
2. Specific Protections and Limitations
3. Relief from the Automatic Stay
D. Claims in Bankruptcy
1. Definition of “Claim”
2. Types and Priority of Claims
a. Administrative Expense Claims
b. Secured Claims
c. Priority Unsecured Claims
d. Non-Priority Unsecured Claims
e. Subordination of Claims
3. Setoff and Recoupment
5. Allowance of Claims or Interests
6. Estimation of Claims
7. Claims Trading
E. Administrative Powers
1. Adequate Protection
2. Use, Sale and Lease of Property
b. Cash Collateral
d. Assumption and Assignment
e. Miscellaneous
4. Obtaining Postpetition Credit
5. Utility Service
6. Power of the Court
F. Augmentation of the Estate
2. Fraudulent Conveyances
5. Statutory Liens
6. Limitations on Avoidance
8. Recovery of Avoided Amounts
G. Special Exceptions
b. Parties Protected by the Safe Harbor Provisions
c. Safe Harbor Provisions
2. Rejection of Collective Bargaining Agreements
3. Aircraft Equipment and Vessels
VI. Reorganization (Chapter 11)
A. Debtor-in-Possession
B. Chapter 11 Trustee and Examiner
C. Operation of the Business
1. Authorization to Operate the Business
D. Creditors’ Committee
E. Plan Solicitation and Disclosure Statement
1. Plan Solicitation and Disclosure Statement
F. Chapter 11 Plan
2. Classification of Claims and Interests
3. Treatment of Claims and Interests
4. Mandatory Plan Provisions
5. Permissive Plan Provisions
6. Chapter 11 Liquidating Plans
7. Modification of a Plan
G. Plan Confirmation
1. Consensual Confirmation
2. Non-Consensual Confirmation
c. Entity Valuation
H. Post-Confirmation Matters
1. Effect of Confirmation
2. Implementation of a Plan
3. Third Party Releases and Injunctions
4. Exemption from Securities Laws
5. Special Tax Provisions
a. Transfer Tax Exemption
b. Net Operating Losses (NOLs)
I. Conclusion of the Case
2. Dismissal and Conversion to Chapter 7
3. Bad Faith Filings
VII. Liquidation (Chapter 7)
B. The Chapter 7 Trustee
1. Appointment and Election of Trustee
2. Duties and Responsibilities of Trustee
C. Collection, Liquidation and Distribution of the Estate
D. Discharge of the Debtor and Denial of Discharge
E. Non-Dischargeable Debts
2. Commodity Brokers
3. Clearing Banks
G. Conclusion of the Case
2. Conversion and Dismissal
B. Chapter 13 Debtors
C. Automatic Stay
D. Rights and Powers of Chapter 13 Trustee and Debtor
E. Chapter 13 Plan
1. Mandatory Plan Provisions
2. Permissive Plan Provisions
3. Treatment of Mortgages on the Debtor’s Primary Residence
4. Pre-Confirmation Modification of the Plan
F. Confirmation of Plan
1. Confirmation Hearing
2. Confirmation Requirements
3. Objections to Confirmation
4. Plan Payments
5. Post-Confirmation Modification of the Plan
G. Effect of Confirmation and Discharge
H. Conversion or Dismissal
A. Purpose of Chapter 15
B. Petition for Recognition of Foreign Proceeding
1. Foreign Main Proceeding: Center of Main Interests (COMI)
C. Effects of Recognition of Foreign Proceeding
1. Relief in the Chapter 15 Proceeding
2. Relief Outside the Chapter 15 Proceeding
D. Involvement of U.S. Bankruptcy Estate Abroad
E. Coordination of Concurrent U.S. and Foreign Proceedings
X. Adjustment of Debts of a Municipality (Chapter 9)
A. Overview and Purpose of Chapter 9
B. Eligibility to be a Chapter 9 Debtor
C. Commencement of a Case
I. Plan Confirmation
J. Effect of Confirmation and Discharge
K. Conclusion of a Chapter 9 Case
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US Bankruptcy Primer - Strook '10

US Bankruptcy Primer - Strook '10

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