April Y/Y Commercial Bankruptcies, Chapter 11 Filings Lower

According to the American Bankruptcy Institute, total commercial filings for April 2017 were 3,303, down 5.14% from 3,482 filings in April 2016.
Chapter 11 filings showed the largest change with an 18.2% year/year decline.

Feb. Bankruptcy Filings Down 10% from 2016, Chapter 11 Filings Down 20%

The American Bankruptcy Institute reported total U.S. bankruptcy filings decreased 10% in February from the same period last year, according to data provided by Epiq Systems. Chapter 11 filings were down 20%.

ABI Journal: Large Retail Liquidations Likely To Continue

The ABI Journal reports that the trend of liquidation rather than reorganization in the retail industry is likely to continue.

Justice Scalia and Bankruptcy Law

A commentary by Bill Rochelle of the American Bankruptcy Institute on the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s interpretation of bankruptcy law.

Commercial Chapter 11 Filings Fall 15% in H1/15

According to Epiq Systems, there were 2,576 commercial chapter 11 filings in the first half of 2015, down 15% from 3,046 during the same period in 2014.

ABI Names Shea President

The ABI board of directors named James Patrick Shea of Armstrong Teasdale (Las Vegas) to be president for a one-year term which began during ABI’s 2015 Annual Spring Meeting.

CTTMA, ABI, NYIC Conference to Focus on Chapter 11 Reform

Panelists will discuss Chapter 11 reform, transforming credit risk, and strategies for corporate renewal and restructuring at the Credit & Bankruptcy Symposium.

Harner Receives ABI Service Award

ABI presented Professor Michelle M. Harner of the University of Maryland School of Law with its highest membership award, the ABI Annual Service Award.

ABI Elects New Officers

The ABI elected officers and directors during ABI’s 33rd Annual Spring Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Professor Lawton to Serve as Spring 2015 ABI Resident Scholar

Prof. Anne Lawton of Michigan State University College of Law (East Lansing, Mich.) will serve as the Robert M. Zinman ABI Resident Scholar for the spring 2015 semester.