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Bankruptcy Deskbook (4th Edition)

 
Author(s): Margaret M. Crouch, William C. Hillman
Practice Area: Banking, Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Corporate & Securities
Date: Aug 2006 i Previous editions(s) can be found in the Related Items tab.
ISBN: 1402407726
PLI Item #: 8048

Today’s economic earthquake has triggered a staggering number of bankruptcy filings. In the midst of this turmoil, attorneys involved in bankruptcy proceedings need a firm grasp of the bankruptcy process to advise their clients wisely and devise effective plans to help them get back on their feet.

PLI’s Bankruptcy Deskbook gives you that essential knowledge, illuminating the purpose, features, mechanics, advantages, and drawbacks of Chapters 7, 11, 12 and 13 in the new era of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA).

Bankruptcy Deskbook delivers what you need to know about filing and disclosure standards for Chapter 11 small business debtors; discharge and reorganization rules for Chapter 13 individual debtors; prerequisites to discharge in all of the Operative Chapters; and limits on debtors’ ability to exempt property out of the estate. Bankruptcy Deskbook also offers the latest insight into how the courts are interpreting BAPCPA provisions at a time of extraordinary financial distress.

Updated at least once a year, Bankruptcy Deskbook is an indispensable resource for bankruptcy attorneys and general practitioners involved in bankruptcy proceedings and a useful reference for company executives and individuals filing for bankruptcies.

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William C. Hillman is a Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts and also serves on the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the First Circuit. He was originally appointed to the bankruptcy bench in 1991 and reappointed in 2005. Prior to his appointment he practiced for more than thirty-three years in the areas of commercial and insolvency law. He is a graduate of Boston University where he received his J.D. (cum laude) and LL.M. degrees and was Note Editor of the Law Review. He is the author of five books on bankruptcy and commercial law subjects, including Documenting Secured Transactions (2d ed.). He is also the author of more than thirty articles on legal subjects and is a frequent lecturer on bankruptcy and business law issues, and a member of the American College of Bankruptcy as well as a Life Member of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. He also teaches at Northeastern University Law School.


Margaret M. Crouch is a 1984 graduate of the Duquesne University School of Law where she was a member of the Law Review. Following a career in historic preservation and practice in the litigation department of a Pittsburgh law firm, she embarked on a clerkship in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts. She has been a career law clerk there since 1985 and has clerked for four bankruptcy judges.