Learn How to Handle Small Business Bankruptcies under the SBRA
The new Small Business Bankruptcy Reorganization Act offers a more realistic and affordable way for many small businesses to pursue reorganization, however, it does pose several unique challenges. Get a practical overview of the new subchapter of Chapter 11 and learn how to navigate the key stages in the small business bankruptcy process. Explore which strategies are working, which aren't, and get up to speed on the many benefits the SBRA has to offer. Register today!
Learn how to handle a small business bankruptcy from start to finish.
Explore the pros and cons of electing Subchapter V status and notable differences between bankruptcy types.
Delve into eligibility determinations, timelines, plan of reorganization strategies, creditor treatment and more.
Overview: Small Business and Subchapter V Cases vs. Chapters 11, 12 and 13
Changes in Eligibility for Small Business Cases, Opting In and Out, and Redesignation
Timeline and Process for Small Business and Subchapter V Cases Compared
Powers and Duties of the Debtor in Possession and Subchapter V Trustee
Formulating and Submitting a Confirmable Plan of Reorganization
Treatment of Creditors and Secured Claims, Strategies
Net Disposable Income, Property of the Estate and the Absolute Priority Rule
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.
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