The United States Bankruptcy Code, which organizes types of bankruptcy into different chapters, offers debt relief to both individuals and corporate entities. If you are individual in need of debt relief, the "liquidation" of non-exempt property facilitate by chapter 7 bankruptcy may be the most sensible option. If it is your corporate entity, whether a corporation, partnership, or other entity, rather than yourself as an individual separate from your business, chapter 11 bankruptcy may be the more prudent choice - especially if it is your intention to remain in business following the bankruptcy process. In determining which chapter of bankruptcy is most appropriate and beneficial, whether as in individual or corporate entity, consult with an experienced San Jose bankruptcy attorney.
The Chapter 11 bankruptcy process is notoriously complex. Indeed, the process can feel extremely overwhelming for those looking to reorganize their company's liabilities. Here, our San Jose business bankruptcy attorneys have put together a brief roadmap for what you can expect during your Chapter 11 bankruptcy case. More specifically, we have chronologically outlined some of the key events that will take place during the process.
Chapter 11 bankruptcy is also known as a reorganization bankruptcy. This is because companies enter Chapter 11 with the goal of shedding overly restrictive obligations, restructuring their debt and emerging as a stronger and healthier business. The Chapter 11 process requires that companies come up with a realistic reorganization plan. A restructuring plan must be approved before a company can move forward with reorganization. Chapter 11 plans will only be approved if they meet all relevant legal requirements. One of the most often contested requirements is the provision that demands the equal treatment of creditors. An experienced Chapter 11 lawyer can help your company craft an effective reorganization plan that meets this legal requirement along with all others.
According to reporting from Reuters, Warren Resources, an oil and gas company, recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company, which operates heavily in California, has been hit hard by the steep decline in energy prices. Court filings indicate that Warren Resources currently has approximately $230 million in assets and $545 million in liabilities on their books. Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection will give the company an opportunity to restructure those obligations. If you think your business might need Chapter 11 reorganization, please contact an experienced California Chapter 11 bankruptcy attorney for immediate legal assistance.
In many ways, Silicon Valley has changed the way the world thinks about business. For example, the innovative transportation company, Uber, is now valued at more than $60 billion, yet it essentially owns no vehicles. Uber's assets are mostly intangible. Increasingly, businesses in Northern California share that characteristic. Intangible assets might be the key to your company. However, if bankruptcy becomes necessary, your business will also face some unique challenges when dealing with these assets.
The Silicon Valley Business Journal recently reported that Sports Authority has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company announced their plans to close almost one third of the stores across the country. According to the plan, over a dozen stores will be closing in California, but all of the Bay Area locations will remain open. Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection gives a business an opportunity to reorganize and emerge stronger and healthier. If you think reorganization might make sense for your company, please contact an experienced San Jose Chapter 11 bankruptcy lawyer to learn more.