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Business Bankruptcy: Financial Restructuring and Modern Commercial Markets

Summary of Contents

Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments

PART I: FINANCIAL RESTRUCTURING AND THE MODERN COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPE
CHAPTER 1. Leverage, Liquidity, Restructuring
CHAPTER 2. Priority
CHAPTER 3. Modern Commercial Structures I
CHAPTER 4. Modern Commercial Structures II
CHAPTER 5. Financial Restructuring Outside Bankruptcy I: Fraudulent Transfers
CHAPTER 6. Financial Restructuring Outside Bankruptcy II: The Trust Indenture Act
CHAPTER 7. Financial Restructuring Outside Bankruptcy III: Exchange Offers
CHAPTER 8. Financial Restructuring Outside Bankruptcy IV: Loan Syndications and Participations

PART II: BANKRUPTCY FUNDAMENTALS
CHAPTER 9. Filing for Bankruptcy
CHAPTER 10. Property of the Estate
CHAPTER 11. The Automatic Stay I
CHAPTER 12. The Automatic Stay II
CHAPTER 13. Valuation
CHAPTER 14. Claims
CHAPTER 15. Claim Allowance
CHAPTER 16. Secured Status
CHAPTER 17. Liquidation

PART III: BANKRUPTCY PLAN CONFIRMATION
CHAPTER 18. Consensual Plan Confirmation
CHAPTER 19. Plan Voting
CHAPTER 20. Impairment and the Right to Vote
CHAPTER 21. Solicitation of Votes and Prepackaged Plans
CHAPTER 22. Cramdown: Non-Consensual Plan Confirmation
CHAPTER 23. Rights of Undersecured Creditors: Section 1111
CHAPTER 24. The Absolute Priority Rule
CHAPTER 25. Absolute Priority Rule Exceptions
CHAPTER 26. Claims Trading
CHAPTER 27. Discharge, Third-Party Releases, and Post-Confirmation Matters

PART IV: OPERATING THE FIRM IN BANKRUPTCY
CHAPTER 28. Governance in Bankruptcy I
CHAPTER 29. Governance in Bankruptcy II
CHAPTER 30. Use and Sale of Estate Property
CHAPTER 31. Sales Versus Plans
CHAPTER 32. Financing in Bankruptcy and First-Day Orders
CHAPTER 33. Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases
CHAPTER 34. Labor and Pension Issues and Ipso Facto Clauses

PART V: RESHAPING THE BANKRUPTCY ESTATE
CHAPTER 35. Avoidance Powers I: Strong-Arm, Statutory Liens, Setoff, and Recoupment
CHAPTER 36. Avoidance Powers II: Voidable Preferences
CHAPTER 37. Avoidance Powers III: Fraudulent Transfers
CHAPTER 38. Equitable Remedies I
CHAPTER 39. Equitable Remedies II
CHAPTER 40. Contracting Around Bankruptcy

Table of Cases
Index