A Comprehensive Guide to the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (SBRA)
Until the SBRA (Subchapter V of Chapter 11) went into effect in February 2020, the high costs, procedural barriers, and complexities associated with traditional Chapter 11 cases left many distressed small businesses without a realistic option for reorganization. The SBRA offers a streamlined restructuring process for small entities seeking to retain control of operations and serves as an important relief option for businesses struggling with the fallout of COVID-19. This course provides step-by-step guidance on handling small business bankruptcy cases under the SBRA. Learn how the process differs from traditional Chapter 11 proceedings and get practical strategies for overcoming common issues throughout Subchapter V cases. Register today!
Get a practical overview of SBRA proceedings and explore key differences under Subchapter V.
Clarify SBRA eligibility requirements and the role and powers of the standing trustee.
Overcome common issues in plan preparation, confirmation, and modification.
Learn what you need to know about payments, discharge, and property of the estate.
Discover available remedies for post-confirmation default.
Identify key resources and forms and get best practices for pre-filing planning.
Subchapter 5 Overview; Key Features and Distinctions
ROBERT G. HARRIS is a partner in the Silicon Valley bankruptcy boutique, Binder & Malter, LLP. Mr. Harris has been an active volunteer with the State Bar of California for 17 years. He has been the chair of the Business Law Section (BLS), twice served full terms with the Insolvency Law Committee (ILC) chairing it both times, and now chairs the Marketing & Communications Committee of the California Lawyers Association. Mr. Harris has been conference co-chair and educational co-chair of the California Bankruptcy Forum in recent years. Mr. Harris frequently lectures and writes on bankruptcy topics and has authored numerous articles, case analyses, and other material, including legislative proposals that have become law. Mr. Harris has also contributed to a book on the topic of small business bankruptcy and has twice testified before the California State Senate as an expert in the field of bankruptcy and insolvency. Mr. Harris started his legal career in 1986 by serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Lloyd King, Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California, from 1986 to 1988. Mr. Harris’ practice focuses on representing businesses and individuals in Chapter 11, both as debtors and creditors, and in bankruptcy litigation, state court assignments for the benefit of creditors (ABCs), receiverships, execution sales and various other bankruptcy and collection matters. He has substantial experience in a number of bankruptcy areas, including real estate restructurings, sales and reorganizations of high tech and general manufacturing companies, dealing with intellectual property rights in bankruptcy, and handling alleged securities laws and Federal Trade Act violations. Uniquely, Mr. Harris represents individuals in all these areas and, in particular, in Chapter 11. Mr. Harris received his B.A. degree, with distinction, from the University of California, Berkeley, and his J.D. degree from Hastings College of the Law.
JAMES PATTEN is a member of Patten, Peterman, Bekkedahl & Green, P.L.L.C., in Billings. Mr. Patten practices in the areas of bankruptcy, debtor/creditor relations and restructure, and commercial litigation. He is past chair of the Bankruptcy Section of the State Bar of Montana. In addition, Mr. Patten has been a member of the Board of Trustees for the Montana Legal Services Association. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Montana and his J.D. degree, with high honors, from George Washington University. Mr. Patten is a member of the State Bar of Montana. He has been listed in the Mountain State Super Lawyers under business bankruptcy since 2009 and in Best Lawyers of America under bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law and bet-the-company litigation since 2011.
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