Aspen Publishing

Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals, Sixth Abridged Edition

David L. Buchbinder, Robert J. Cooper


  • ISBN: 9781543858457

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  • Additional Product Details

    Pub Date: 2/1/2023
    Copyright Year: 2023
    Pages: 448
    Connected eBook + Print: 9781543858457
    Connected eBook: 9798886148701

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    Summary of Contents

    Preface to the Abridged Edition
    Acknowledgments to the Abridged Edition

    Introduction: Paralegals and the Bankruptcy System

    Chapter 1. A Short History of Bankruptcy
    Chapter 2. Introduction to the Bankruptcy Code
    Chapter 3. Understanding the Client
    Chapter 4. Filing a Petition
    Chapter 5. Chapter 1: General Provisions
    Chapter 6. Needs Based Bankruptcy or “Means Testing”
    Chapter 7. Useful Definitions—Section 101
    Chapter 8. Overview of Chapter 7
    Chapter 9. Conversion and Dismissal
    Chapter 10. Exemptions
    Chapter 11. Trustees, Examiners, and Creditors’ Committees
    Chapter 12. The Automatic Stay—11 U.S.C. §362
    Chapter 13. Objections to Discharge and the Dischargeability of Individual Debts
    Chapter 14. Property of the Estate, Turnover Complaints, and Introduction to Avoiding Powers
    Chapter 15. Avoiding Powers
    Chapter 16. Liquidation Provisions
    Chapter 17. Claims and Administration
    Chapter 18. Chapter 13: Reorganization Proceedings
    Chapter 19. Chapter 11: Reorganization Proceedings
    Chapter 20. Chapter 12: Reorganization Proceedings
    Chapter 21. Introduction to Courts and Jurisdiction
    Chapter 22. Statements and Schedules Tutorial
    Chapter 23. Means Testing Tutorial
    Chapter 24. Researching Bankruptcy Issues

    Appendix 1. Noticed Motions and Ex Parts Applications

    Appendix 2. Documents and Deadlines


    Table of Cases

    Table of Statutes

    Table of Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure
    Table of Secondary Authorities

  • Author Information

    Robert J. Cooper

    Robert J. Cooper, Esq. is a graduate of Rutgers University, School of Law, Camden, New Jersey where he has been an adjunct Professor Law for over 27 years. He teaches an advanced bankruptcy workshop focusing on actual bankruptcy practice and courtroom procedures. He is also the co-author of the "Basic Bankruptcy for Paralegals" textbook. Robert retired from government service after almost 30 years working for the federal courts and the military. In 2021, he became the Bankruptcy Law Coordinator and SJLS Training Coordinator for South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. He is a founding member of the South Jersey Bankruptcy Practitioners’ Group and he regularly presents Continuing Legal Education seminars to attorneys. He is a Master in the Bankruptcy American Inn of Court, and a volunteer for the Financial Literacy Project for the New Jersey Bankruptcy Lawyers Foundation and the Military Assistance Project. He is the training instructor for the Rutgers Law School Bankruptcy Projects in Camden and Newark, New Jersey. Rutgers Law School created the Robert J. Cooper Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project Excellence Award in recognition of his service in 2017. He is the recipient of various pro bono awards, as well as the Camden County Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Medal. Robert is admitted to practice before the New Jersey and Pennsylvania State Supreme Courts.

    David Buchbinder

    Mr. Buchbinder is a member of the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and California Bars. He received his J.D. from the Notre Dame Law School and an LL.M. from New York University School of Law. Prior to 1995, Mr. Buchbinder practiced in San Diego, California, representing debtors, creditors, serving as a Trustee and Examiner in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 cases. He has also served as a legal services attorney in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He has spoken frequently on Bankruptcy and Consumer Law subjects in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and California. He is a regular faculty member of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. The groups he has spoken before include Legal Services of New Jersey, the Eastern District Bankruptcy Conference, New Jersey State Bar Association, PBI, Delaware State Bar Association, Camden County Bar, San Diego County Bar and the Central California Bankruptcy Conference. He is the author of Basic Bankruptcy for Paralegals, published by Aspen Publishing Company. He is a member of the Eastern District Bankruptcy Conference and the Delaware Bankruptcy Inn of Court. In March 2004, he received an Equal Justice Medal from Legal Services of New Jersey and the New Jersey State Bar for his pro bono contributions in providing training to Legal Services attorneys. Mr. Buchbinder served for more than 21 years as a Trial Attorney for the United States Trustee Program in Wilmington, Delaware.

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