EBooks

Selected content from ABI publications and reports

  • Student Loan Discharge

    Student Loan Discharge

    It isn't easy to discharge student loans in bankruptcy, but it isn't impossible either. (Part of a free book...details inside!)

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  • Retail Bankruptcies

    Retail Bankruptcies

    Why are so many retail companies facing financial distress — and is there any end in sight? (Part of a free book...details inside!)

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  • Introduction to Consumer Bankruptcy

    Introduction to Consumer Bankruptcy

    This introduction to consumer bankruptcy, excerpted from ABI's recent book, covers the basic structure and key points of a consumer debtor case.

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  • What Can Enron and Adelphia Teach About Valuing Fraudulent Companies?

    What Can Enron and Adelphia Teach About Valuing Fraudulent Companies?

    One of the components of the definition of “fair market value” is having reasonable knowledge of the relevant facts.

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  • Conducting a §363 Sale

    Conducting a §363 Sale

    The debtor and potential bidders must consider many issues prior to commencing or participating in §363 sales. Here’s a comprehensive guide to the most important factors to consider.

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  • How to Write an Effective Expert Report

    How to Write an Effective Expert Report

    Doing a great forensic fraud analysis is meaningless unless the findings are reported effectively. Learn from the pros how to do it right the first time.

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  • Why Are My Favorite Restaurants Closing?

    Why Are My Favorite Restaurants Closing?

    Last year saw the most major restaurant chains closing since the recession. An expert panel offers some reasons why.

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  • Buying a Failing Health Care Company (Or Getting Rid of One)

    Buying a Failing Health Care Company (Or Getting Rid of One)

    An excerpt from ABI Health Care Insolvency Manual detailing the purchase or sale of a troubled health care company.

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  • Energy Bankruptcies

    Energy Bankruptcies

    Oil and gas companies have seen some of the highest rates of restructuring in the past several years. Several commentators discuss the outlook for the industry.

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  • CFPB, or Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

    CFPB, or Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

    From a 2015 session at the Detroit Consumer Bankruptcy Conference, a comprehensive overview of debt collection practices.

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  • What Makes First Day Motions So Important?

    What Makes First Day Motions So Important?

    The outcome of first day motions can have a huge impact on how a bankruptcy case gets decided. Read about some of the most common matters to consider.

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  • What Does Your Judge Really Think?

    What Does Your Judge Really Think?

    Nine questions and nine honest answers from bankruptcy judges around the country, from pet peeves to “worst objections.”

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  • Credit Bidding's Impact on Professional Fees

    Credit Bidding's Impact on Professional Fees

    Absent clear contractual language, disputes can develop over the amount of compensation that financial professionals are entitled to during a credit bidding procedure.

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  • Litigating a Fraudulent Conveyance Claim

    Litigating a Fraudulent Conveyance Claim

    Given the potential value of fraudulent conveyance claims, an often-litigated issue is who has the standing (or ability) to bring the litigation.

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  • When Mediation Should Be Considered

    When Mediation Should Be Considered

    Mediation won't resolve all bankruptcy-related conflicts, but sometimes it can be the right tool to get the best outcome for everyone involved.

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  • Initial Lessons After Harris v. Viegelahn

    Initial Lessons After Harris v. Viegelahn

    What is the mechanism and manner by which the debtor’s counsel can be paid all or a portion of their fees in a case converted from chapter 13 to chapter 7?

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  • The Foreign Representative and the Start of a Chapter 15 Case

    The Foreign Representative and the Start of a Chapter 15 Case

    Understanding the role of the Foreign Representative is the key to a successful Chapter 15 case.

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