Aspen Publishing

Business Bankruptcy Law in Focus

Daniel A. Austin, Stephen P. Parsons


  • ISBN: 9781454868064

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    As part of the In Focus Casebook Series, Business Bankruptcy Law In Focus, offers a comprehensive, practice-oriented approach to the legal and practical aspects of business bankruptcy. By providing real world scenarios throughout, the text gives students numerous opportunities to apply what they are learning, and solidify their understanding of important concepts. Clear explanatory text, case previews and case follow ups further clarify the doctrine and aid in student understanding of concepts.  With its focus on business bankruptcy, this text begins by reviewing the basics of business entities and debt along with essential business bankruptcy concepts, then moves onto covering powers of debtor in possession, drafting and confirming a plan of reorganization, evolving forms of business bankruptcy (e.g. liquidation of assets, prepackaged and pre-negotiated, structured dismissals, etc.).  It then introduces cross-border insolvencies under Chapter 15 of the Code, bankruptcy jurisdiction, including core and noncore proceedings following the Supreme Court decision in Stern v. Marshall.  

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    Page Count 654
    Published 09/16/2016
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    Detailed Table of Contents (PDF Download)

    Chapter One Bankruptcy Law: Historical Antecedents and Modern Framework
    Chapter Two Business Entities and Business Debt
    Chapter Three Filing Bankruptcy
    Chapter Four The Bankruptcy Estate
    Chapter Five The Automatic Stay
    Chapter Six Creditors and Claims
    Chapter Seven The Chapter 11 DIP and First Day Motions
    Chapter Eight Avoiding Prepetition Transfers
    Chapter Nine Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases
    Chapter Ten Operating the DIP: Section 363 Sales and Debtor in 
    Possession Financing
    Chapter Eleven The Chapter 11 Plan: Plan Proposal and Contents 
    Chapter Twelve The Chapter 11 Plan: Plan Confirmation
    Chapter Thirteen Evolving Forms of Chapter 11
    Chapter Fourteen Cross-Border Insolvency Under the Bankruptcy Code
    Chapter Fifteen Bankruptcy Jurisdiction
    Appendix A: Official Form 201: Voluntary Petition for Non-Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy
    Appendix B: Official Form 309F: Notice of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Case
    Appendix C: United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Form 13
    Appendix D: UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency
    Table of Cases 
  • Author Information

    Stephen P. Parsons

    Stephen P. Parsons has been licensed to practice law in the state of Tennessee for more than 40 years. He was a partner in the Stophel, Caldwell and Heggie law firm in Chattanooga, Tennessee and later in the Wagner, Myers & Sanger firm in Knoxville, Tennessee, specializing in commercial law and tort litigation. Thereafter he was the principal in The Parsons Law Firm in Greeneville, Tennessee. From 2006 to 2015 he was a professor of law at Appalachian School of Law in Buchanan County, Virginia, where he taught Evidence, Contracts, Sales, Debtor-Creditor Law, Civil Trial Practice, and Appellate Advocacy. He retired from the school of law in 2015 as Associate Professor of Law Emeritus. Prior to service at the school of law, he was active in paralegal education having served as the initial program director for the Paralegal Studies Program at Walters State Community College in Morristown, Tennessee where he was a tenured professor and chair of the Legal Studies Department.

    Parsons received his B.A. degree from David Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee with a double major in Speech and Religion. He received his J.D. from The University of Tennessee College of Law, finishing first in his graduating class and was selected for inclusion in the Order of the Coif. While a law student, Parsons received book awards for achieving the high grade in five different courses: Torts, Evidence, Corporations, Administrative Law, and Bills & Notes. He also won the Advocates Prize Moot Court competition as a law student and was named Best Oralist in the competition.

    In addition to Interviewing and Investigating: Essential Skills for the Legal Professional, now in its eighth edition, Professor Parsons is the author of The ABC’s of Debt: A Case Study Approach to Debtor/Creditor Relations and Bankruptcy Law, now in its sixth edition. He is also author of Consumer Bankruptcy Law and co-author of Business Bankruptcy, both titles in the Wolters Kluwer Focus Casebook Series.

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