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Bankruptcy Law and Practice, 1st edition

  • Grace A. Luppino
  • Robert A. Smith
Bankruptcy Law and Practice (Subscription)

ISBN-13: 9780133817423

Includes: eText

1st edition

Published byPearson (December 19th 2019) - Copyright © 2016

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book.

For courses in bankruptcy law


Prepare paralegals for career success with a solid foundation in the practice of bankruptcy law.

To prepare bankruptcy paralegals to enter the workforce, Bankruptcy Law and Practice equips readers with solid knowledge of the aspects of substantive bankruptcy law and a firm grasp of its procedural components. Divided into two parts, Part 1 provides the paralegal student with a solid foundation in substantive bankruptcy law. To acquaint the student with the practical aspects of a busy bankruptcy practice, Part 2 addresses topics such as legal ethics, the role of the paralegal, client intake, drafting petitions and other forms, motion practice, and electronic resources. Practical exercises, vignettes, and in-depth case study familiarize the student with the procedures involved in processing a client's bankruptcy matter. The focus is on the paralegal's role throughout the life cycle of a bankruptcy from the initial client interview through the filing of the petition, schedules, and other forms and motions.

Table of contents


1.     Introduction to Bankruptcy

2.     Sources of Bankruptcy Law

3.     Introduction to the Bankruptcy System

4.     The Automatic Stay

5.     The Means Test

6.     Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: Liquidation

7.     Chapter 13 Bankruptcy:  Debt Restructuring for Individuals

8.     Chapter 11 Bankruptcy:  Reorganization

9.     Bankruptcy Creditors' Rights, Restrictions, and Responsibilities

10. The Bankruptcy Discharge

11. The Dismissal, Conversion, and Closing of a Bankruptcy Case/Proceeding

12. Voidable Preferences and Fraudulent Conveyances

13. Bankruptcy Intersections



14. The Ethics of Bankruptcy Law and the Role of the Paralegal

15. The Bankruptcy Client: Initial Intake and Related Matters

16. Electronic Resources for Bankruptcy Practice

17. Petition, Schedules, and Other Forms

18. Motion Practice and Adversary Proceedings in Bankruptcy





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