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Bankruptcy Basics
Bankruptcy Judges Division
Administrative Office of the United States Courts
APRIL 2006
Revised Third Edition
For cases filed on or after October 17, 2005



The Discharge in Bankruptcy

Chapter 7. Liquidation Under the Bankruptcy Code

Chapter 13. Individual Debt Adjustment

Chapter 11. Reorganization Under the Bankruptcy Code

Chapter 12. Family Farmer Bankruptcy

Chapter 9. Municipality Bankruptcy

Chapter 15. Ancillary and Other Cross-Border Cases

SCRA. Servicemembers' Civil Relief Act

SIPA. Securities Investor Protection Act

Bankruptcy Terminology

Chapter 11

Reorganization Under the Bankruptcy Code

The chapter of the Bankruptcy Code providing (generally) for reorganization, usually involving a corporation or partnership. (A chapter 11 debtor usually proposes a plan of reorganization to keep its business alive and pay creditors over time. People in business or individuals can also seek relief in chapter 11.)

a. Background

b. How Chapter 11 Works

c. The Chapter 11 Debtor in Possession

d. The U.S. Trustee or Bankruptcy Administrator

e. Creditors' Committees

f. The Small Business Case and the Small Business Debtor

g. The Single Asset Real Estate Debtor

h. Appointment or Election of a Case Trustee

i. The Role of an Examiner

j. The Automatic Stay

k. Who Can File a Plan

l. Avoidable Transfers

m. Cash Collateral, Adequate Protection, and Operating Capital

n. Motions

o. Adversary Proceedings

p. Claims

q. Equity Security Holders

r. Conversion or Dismissal

s. The Disclosure Statement

t. Acceptance of the Plan of Reorganization

u. The Discharge

v. Postconfirmation Modification of the Plan

w. Postconfirmation Administration

x. Revocation of the Confirmation Order

y. The Final Decree