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Collier Bankruptcy Practice Guide

The most complete strategic and procedural guide for bankruptcy practitioners.
Publisher: Matthew Bender
Frequency: (4 issues)
Loose-Leaf :6 Looseleaf Volumes; updated with supplements, 12 softbound pamphlets
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ISBN: 9780820512006
Publisher: Matthew Bender
Frequency: (4 issues)
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The Collier Bankruptcy Practice Guide, written by over 40 prominent bankruptcy attorneys, is an authoritative strategic and procedural guidebook that combines legal analysis with practical procedural and strategic advice, practice aids such as checklists and forms, and the relevant rules and primary source material of all the local bankruptcy courts in a single all-inclusive guide. Each chapter begins with an overview, explaining the issues to be covered and how those issues affect bankruptcy practice. The discussion of each issue includes strategic and practical advice as well as practice aids and other timesaving features. Up-to-date coverage of developments in bankruptcy practice and procedure, including the landmark Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, insures that decisions are based on the cutting edge of the law. The Bankruptcy Practice Guide is also a perfect supplement to Collier on Bankruptcy, 15th Ed. Revised, saving you time and money and helping you practice with greater confidence.

The Practice Guide includes:

•   Strategic guidance and practical advice
•   Checklists for both debtor and creditor
•   Practice-tested forms, including litigation forms, with cross-references to the Practice Guide, Bankruptcy Code, and Bankruptcy Rules
•   Discussion of the Bankruptcy Rules and their impact
•   The full text of local rules for all jurisdictions, including local bankruptcy forms and orders, organized by circuit in convenient, easy-to-use, soft-bound pamphlets

Substantive topics include:

•   Petitions
•   Preparation of Schedules
•   Statements and Lists
•   Electronic Filing
•   Filing Fees
•   Employment of Professional Persons
•   Compensation
•   Automatic Stay
•   Obtaining Credit
•   Proofs of Claim
•   Avoiding Powers
•   Executory Contracts
•   Exemptions
•   Dischargeability of Debts
•   Protection Against Discrimination
•   Chapter 11 Trustee's Duties
•   Cram down
•   Adversary proceedings
•   Postclosing and postconfirmation problems
•   And much more!

Whether you are a bankruptcy specialist or new to insolvency practice, you'll find that this guide's practice-oriented, step-by-step approach enables you to produce the most favorable results for your company or client.

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Table of Contents

Part I Prepetition Issues 
Chapter 1 Initial Client Contact
Chapter 2 Gathering Information
Chapter 3 Non-Bankruptcy Alternatives
Chapter 4 Issues for Consideration Prior to Filing
Chapter 5 Obtaining Corporate and Partnership Authority
Chapter 6 Press Releases
Chapter 7 Attorneys' Fees
Chapters 8-11 [Reserved]

Part II Filing
Chapter 12 Electronic Filing
Chapter 13 Voluntary Petitions
Chapter 14 Involuntary Proceedings
Chapter 15 Preparation of Schedules, Statements and Lists
Chapter 16 Filing and Administrative Fees
Chapter 17 Venue
Chapter 18 Consolidation and Joint Administration
Chapter 19 Foreign Proceedings
Chapter 20 Partnership and Partner Bankruptcies
Chapters 21-24 [Reserved]

Part III Officers
Chapter 25 Appointment of Chapter 7 Trustee
Chapter 26 Duties of a Chapter 7 Trustee
Chapter 27 Employment of Professional Persons
Chapter 28 Compensation
Chapter 29 Removal of Chapter 7 Trustee
Chapters 30-34 [Reserved]

Part IV Case Administration and Administrative Powers
Chapter 35 Meeting of Creditors
Chapter 36 Examination of Debtor
Chapter 37 Conversion and Dismissal
Chapter 38 Automatic Stay/Relief from Stay
Chapter 39 Injunctions
Chapter 40 Contempt
Chapter 41 Adequate Protection
Chapter 42 Valuation of Property
Chapter 43 Use, Sale and Lease of Property
Chapter 44 Obtaining Credit
Chapters 45-49 [Reserved]

Part V Claims
Chapter 50 Proofs of Claim
Chapter 51 Objection to Claims
Chapter 52 Determination of Secured Status
Chapter 53 Validity of Liens
Chapter 54 Subrogation
Chapter 55 Subordination
Chapters 56-61 [Reserved]

Part VI Powers of Trustee and Limitations
Chapter 62 Turnover of Property
Chapter 63 Avoiding Powers
Chapter 64 Preferences
Chapter 65 Fraudulent Conveyances
Chapter 66 Setoffs
Chapter 67 Reclamation
Chapter 68 Executory Contracts
Chapter 69 Rejection of Collective Bargaining Agreements
Chapters 70-73 [Reserved]

Part VII Debtor's Rights and Challenges to Such Rights
Chapter 74 Exemptions
Chapter 75 Discharge and Objections to Discharge
Chapter 76 Dischargeability of Debts
Chapter 77 Reaffirmation of Debts
Chapter 78 Protection Against Discrimination
Chapter 79 Lender Liability
Chapters 80-82 [Reserved]

Part VIII Reorganization
Chapter 83 Creditors' Committees in Reorganization Cases
Chapter 84 Debtor in Possession
Chapter 85 Appointment or Election of Chapter 11 Trustee; Appointment of Chapter 11 Examiner
Chapter 86 Chapter 11 Trustee's Duties
Chapter 87 [Reserved]
Chapter 88 Filing of Claims or Interests in Chapter 11 Cases
Chapter 89 Financing the Operation of a Debtor's Business
Chapter 90 The Chapter 11 Plan
Chapter 91 Cram Down
Chapter 92 Distribution Under the Plan
Chapter 93 Taxes
Chapter 94 Trading Claims in Chapter 11
Chapters 95-99 [Reserved]

Part IX Adjustments of Debts
Chapter 100 Adjustment of Debts of a Family Farmer with Regular Annual Income
Chapter 101 Administration of the Chapter 13 Case and the Chapter 13 Plan (Appointment and Qualification of Chapter 13 ...
Chapters 102-106 [Reserved]

Part X Adversary Proceedings
Chapter 107 Adversary Proceedings--Plaintiff's Pleadings, Process and Removal
Chapter 108 Defenses and Objections
Chapter 109 Adversary Proceedings--Counterclaims, Cross-Claims, Party Joinder and Sovereign Immunity
Chapter 110 Discovery
Chapter 111 Jury Trials
Chapters 112-116 [Reserved]

Part XI Appeals
Chapter 117 Appeals in Bankruptcy Cases
Chapters 118-122 [Reserved]

Part XII Post-Closing Issues
Chapter 123 Post-Closing (Chapter 7) and Postconfirmation (Chapter 11) Problems
Chapters 124-125 [Reserved]
Chapter G Glossary Of Terms