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Internet Resources

U.S. Courts - Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy Basics walks users through the basic process involved in filing for bankruptcy, or explore the three main chapters of the Bankruptcy Code: Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter13.

American Bankruptcy Institute

Statistics on U.S. bankruptcy filings.

Legal Information Institute - Bankruptcy

An overview of bankruptcy with links to federal and state bankruptcy resources from the Cornell University Law School.

This commercial site includes an overview of bankruptcy filing with links to multiple articles on various aspects of bankruptcy as well as links to state bankruptcy courts and further legal information sources. - Bankruptcy

Some basic information on corporate bankruptcy and what it means for investors.


  • 10-K Wizard - Morningstar Document Research
    When a public company files for bankruptcy, they file an 8-K form with the SEC, which will include information such as which chapter they've filed under and where the case is pending. If you are interested in following the bankruptcy of a particular company, you could access that 8-K filing here.


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Creating Value Through Corporate Restructuring - Stuart C. Gilson; Edward I. Altman (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780470503522
Publication Date: 2010-04-05
An updated look at how corporate restructuring really works Stuart Gilson is one of the leading corporate restructuring experts in the United States, teaching thousands of students and consulting with numerous companies. Now, in the second edition of this bestselling book, Gilson returns to present new insight into corporate restructuring. Through real-world case studies that involve some of the most prominent restructurings of the last ten years, and highlighting the increased role of hedge funds in distressed investing, you'll develop a better sense of the restructuring process and how it can truly create value. In addition to "classic" buyout and structuring case studies, this second edition includes coverage of Delphi, General Motors, the Finova Group and Warren Buffett, Kmart and Sears, Adelphia Communications, Seagate Technology, Dupont-Conoco, and even the Eurotunnel debt restructuring. Covers corporate bankruptcy reorganization, debt workouts, "vulture" investing, equity spin-offs, asset divestitures, and much more Addresses the effect of employee layoffs and corporate downsizing Examines how companies allocate value and when a corporation should "pull the trigger" From hedge funds to financial fraud to subprime busts, this second edition offers a rare look at some of the most innovative and controversial restructurings ever.

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Bankrupt - Terence Halliday; Bruce Carruthers; Terence C. Halliday; Bruce G. Carruthers
ISBN: 9780804760744
Publication Date: 2009-04-20
The Asian Financial Crisis dramatically illustrated the vulnerability of financial markets in emerging, transitional, and advanced economies. In response, international organizations insisted that legal reforms could help protect markets from financial breakdowns. Sitting at the nexus between the legal system and the market, corporate bankruptcy law ensures that the casualties of capitalism are treated in an orderly way. Halliday and Carruthers show how global actors—including the IMF, World Bank, UN, and international professional associations—developed comprehensive norms for corporate bankruptcy laws and how national policymakers responded in turn. Drawing on extensive fieldwork in China, Indonesia and Korea, the authors reveal how national policymakers contested and negotiated domestic laws in the context of global pressures. The first study of its kind, this book offers a theory of legal change to explain why global/local tensions produce implementation gaps. Through its analysis of globalization, this book has lessons for international organizations and developing and transition economies the world over.

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Issues in International Insolvency Law - Paul Omar
ISBN: 9780754674825
Publication Date: 2013-11-22
Providing a follow-up to the 2008 book, International Insolvency Law: Themes and Perspectives, this book presents up-to-date accounts of themes in the field of insolvency law. It deals with reforms in and challenges to the subject in relation to its comparative and international aspect. The cutting edge contributions include chapters from common law, civil and mixed traditions and have been conceived to increase awareness of the impact of insolvency law within domestic, regional and global contexts.

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Financial Restructuring to Sustain Recovery - Martin Neil Baily (Editor); Yasuyuki Fuchita (Editor); Richard J. Herring (Editor); Yutaka Seki (Editor)
ISBN: 9780815725244
Publication Date: 2013-12-27
The financial crisis of 2007-08 and the Great Recession caused more widespreadeconomic trauma than any event since the Great Depression. With a slow anduneven recovery, encouraging stability and growth is critical. Financial Restructuring to Sustain Recovery maintains that while each part of the financialservices industry can play a useful role in revving up the U.S. economic engine to fullcapacity, the necessary reforms are sometimes subtle and often difficult to implement.Editors Martin Neil Baily, Richard Herring, and Yuta Seki and their coauthors breakrecovery down by three areas: Restructuring the housing finance market Reforming the bankruptcy process Reenergizing the market for initial public offerings Included are lessons drawn from Japan's experience in overcoming its long-lasting financial crisis after the collapse of its real estate market in the 1990s. Contributors: Franklin Allen (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania), James R. Barth(Auburn University College of Business; Milken Institute), Thomas Jackson (Simon School of Business, University of Rochester), Jay R. Ritter (Warrington College of Business, University of Florida), David Skeel (University of Pennsylvania Law School), and Glenn Yago (Milken Institute).

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Business Valuation and Bankruptcy - Ian Ratner; Grant T. Stein; John C. Weitnauer
ISBN: 9780470462386
Publication Date: 2009-11-23
An essential guide to business valuation and bankruptcy Business Valuation and Bankruptcy helps you-whether you are an accountant dealing with a troubled company, a lender, an investor, a bankruptcy and restructuring lawyer/financial advisor, or a private equity player-to focus on solving everyday and case determinative disputes when creditors, lenders, and debtors have differing views of value. Introducing valuation issues early on in the restructuring/bankruptcy process so you can plan accordingly, this book offers Many real life case examples, case descriptions, and tables to demonstrate the applicable sections of the Bankruptcy Laws A review of the methods, applications, pros and cons of restructuring with the basic tools to understanding it A description of the life cycle of a troubled company and the various stages of a restructuring An analysis of the valuation issues that confront practitioners in the real world of application of the law Business Valuation and Bankruptcy is written in terms that are common to bankruptcy professionals and is essential, timely reading for players in the bankruptcy and restructuring environment.


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