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Understanding The Basics Of Bankruptcy And Bankruptcy Terminology

Webinar: ID# 1018032
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About This Course:
Over the last 15 months, over 1.3 million bankruptcy cases were filed throughout the United States.

Bankruptcy can provide individuals and entities with a fresh start, as it provides a mechanism for liquidating assets to pay debts and, in Chapter 11 and 13 cases, provides for orderly distributions structured through repayment plans.

This training session provides you with a basic understanding of commonly used bankruptcy terminology, a brief overview of bankruptcy court structure, chapters, and proceedings.

It also describe the automatic stay imposed under Section 362 of the Bankruptcy Code and exceptions to the stay, and how debts are discharged. Finally, it will describe how claims are commonly treated under the Bankruptcy Code.


Types of Bankruptcies
  • Chapter 7 Liquidations
  • Chapter 13 Rehabilitations
  • Chapter 11 Reorganizations
The Automatic Stay
  • Matters Automatically Stayed Upon Filing a Petition for Relief
  • Exceptions to the Automatic Stay
  • Modifying the Automatic Stay
Discharge of Debts
  • Exceptions to Discharge
Treatment of Claims
  • Secured Claims
  • Administrative Claims
  • Priority Unsecured Claims
  • General Unsecured Claims
About The Presenters

Matthew T. Gensburg
  • Senior Counsel with Dale & Gensburg, P.C.
  • Practice focuses on bankruptcy and financial services
  • An experienced commercial litigator representing secured and unsecured lenders, landlords, creditors' committees and debtors in all phases of corporate reorganizations, debt restructuring, and the purchase and sale of assets
  • Has written and spoken on many topics relating to his areas of expertise
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2013 to 2015
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Illinois Super Lawyers, 2005 to 2015
  • Listed, Leading Lawyers Network, 2006 to 2015
  • Achieved the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • J.D. degree, Emory University School of Law; B.B.A. degree, University of Michigan
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