Some debtors will convert to a Chapter 7 liquidation bankruptcy while others may end up with a Chapter 11 liquidating plan. C., has the business bankruptcy experience to represent your company in complex Chapter 11 filings.If a liquidating plan may be in your company's future, you may wish to discuss your options with one of our knowledgeable Chapter 11 lawyers.And while most Chapter 11 filings don't include liquidation of the business's assets, it may be permitted in some cases. Liquidation Availability For the most part, small business owners choose Chapter 11 over Chapter 7 specifically to avoid asset liquidation.While Chapter 7 filings normally entail a complete shutdown of the business and a selloff of all assets in order to repay the debt, the goal of Chapter 11 is to maintain business operations and repay the debt over time.It also permits the creditors to take a more active role in fashioning the liquidation of the assets and the distribution of the proceeds than in a chapter 7 case.Liquidation Pros and Cons Any Chapter 11 reorganization plan must be approved by creditors holding at least two-thirds of the total debt amount and more than one-half of the total number of claims.
ISG has the integrated expertise to fulfill these roles with extensive data processing and information technology capabilities, staff accountants and adjusters, and specialized software to interface with the bankruptcy court databases for creditors, reporting and the like. And what about those liquidating 11 cases in which the debtor's assets are sold in a series of sale transactions to multiple buyers? In our experience, not once has an asset buyer in a sale-based liquidating chapter 11 plan negotiated for the payment of these funds five years after the date of the confirmation order. Section 347(b) provides, in pertinent part, that funds remaining undistributed at "expiration of the time allowed" (referring to 11 U. If the liquidating plan provided for the sale of all or substantially all of the debtor's assets, it is similarly unlikely that the creditor constituents would deliberately craft a plan that transferred the money and property that remained undistributed five years after the confirmation order to the asset buyer.In the United States, Chapter 11 is a useful tool for businesses.Insolvency Services Group (ISG) is frequently appointed as a liquidating trustee, responsible entity or liquidating agent, either under a liquidating Chapter 11 Plan or in connection with a bankruptcy case at the request of a creditor’s committee.