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Inside Bankruptcy Law: What Matters and Why

  • Edition : 2nd ed., 2011
  • Author(s) : Martin, Tama
    • ISBN: 9780735507531
    • SKU: 10093
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A concise, rich study guide, Inside Bankruptcy Law: What Matters and Why, emphasizes the essential components of the law — how they fit together and why — to give students the leg up that some of them will need to benefit from their casebook reading and classroom experience.

A complete design for learning, with a strong and robust author voice, features:

Basic coverage of Bankruptcy Law, including brief discussions of state collections law, and all of the major bankruptcy topics;
The 2005 bankruptcy amendments, along with credit counseling, the means test, changes in exemption laws, additional filing requirements, changes to Chapter 13, and the new small business provisions.

Overviews:what is important in this chapter to an understanding of Bankruptcy Law;

Key terms: highlighted and defined in contex;

Clear signposting: generous use of heading levels and visual aids create a well-marked path to understanding;

FAQs (frequently asked questions): anticipate questions, clear up misapprehensions, and test student understanding of material covered;

Sidebars: study tips, hypos, cites to authorities, and marginalia graphics — charts, graphs, figures, and art;

Connections: a concluding section at the end of every chapter that connects the material just covered to other chapters in the book, the field at large, and legal practice.

Table of contents includes:
Part I: Consumer Bankruptcies under CHAPTERS 7 and 13

Chapter 1. The Secured Creditor's Rights: A Brief Introduction;
Chapter 2. State Collection Law;
Chapter 3. Introduction to the Bankruptcy System;
Chapter 4. The Automatic Stay;
Chapter 5. Property of the Debtor’s Estate;
Chapter 6. Exemptions;
Chapter 7. Claims Against the Estate;
Chapter 8. Treatment of Secured Claims;
Chapter 9. The Avoiding Powers;
Chapter 10. The Anatomy of a CHAPTER 7 Case;
Chapter 11. The Discharge;
Chapter 12. Keeping Secured Property in a CHAPTER 7 Case;
Chapter 13. Anatomy of a CHAPTER 13 Case;

Part II: Business Reorganizations Under CHAPTER 11
Chapter 14. Overview of CHAPTER 11 and Its Alternatives;
Chapter 15. The CHAPTER 11 Plan Process: Creditor Treatment, Plan Confirmation and Post Confirmation Issues;
Chapter 16. Cash Collateral, Post-Petition Financing, and Other First Day Orders;
Chapter 17. The Automatic Stay and Adequate Protection;
Chapter 18. The Debtor-in-Possession's Scope of Authority and Basic Goals;
Chapter 19. Reshaping the Debtor's Financial Landscape: Assumption or Rejection of Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases; and Asset Sales;
Chapter 20. Small Business Cases Under CHAPTER 11.