In this issue of Community Banker we discuss bankruptcy law, a topic lenders and boards of directors need to be up to speed on.

An excerpt:

Chapter 7 – This is the basic theory of bankruptcy. A chapter 7 bankruptcy case does not involve the filing of a plan of repayment. Instead the bankruptcy trustee gathers and sells the debtor’s nonexempt assets and uses the proceeds of those assets to pay creditors; priority is given to those creditors with valid liens. The debtor may keep certain “exempt” property to help him toward his “fresh start”, and trustee will liquidate the debtor’s remaining assets.

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