Bankruptcy Law Committee

The Bankruptcy Law Committee members comprise counsel for corporations, in house and outside, and individuals, as well as judges.  We seek to further our individual practices while benefiting the professional community. The Committee reviews and distributes summaries and practice pointers regarding recent and trend-setting case law from federal bankruptcy courts located in New York as well as new legislation of interest to Committee members.  In addition, committee meetings are held several times a year in-person or telephonically to bring the members together from all over the State in an atmosphere that is conducive to helping each other and working with each other.  Also, committee meetings provide a platform for educational programs presented by relevant specialists, either members or non-lawyer professionals.

Recent Committee Activity
As published in the NY Business Law Journal

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As an exciting feature of the Business Law Section’s online Community, we have created sub-Communities for our practice area committees. If you are a member of the BLS, you can access all of the sub-committee discussions and information. If you join that committee, you can post on that committee's sub-Community. See more details and access the Business Law Section’s Community here.

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Links of Interest

For Attorneys


This site has a good overview of bankruptcy. In addition, it has links to primary and secondary bankruptcy sources that the general practitioner, student lawyer, and bankruptcy lawyer need. Although the Nolo Legal Encyclopedia is one of those links, it is listed separately below to assist the consumer in easily accessing general information on bankruptcy.


This site is recommended for the bankruptcy lawyer, the general practitioner, and the student lawyer. It contains primary materials that include international bankruptcy laws, secondary materials, and news articles. An alphabetized list of these materials may be accessed either by clicking on the site map or by clicking on the link to the site map listed in paragraph 3.


This link is listed separately to aid the inexperienced researcher in easily accessing the information that he/she needs. Note, however, that there is no link to international bankruptcy laws from the site map; they must be accessed from ABI’s homepage. That link is listed in paragraph 2.


The lawyer or law student may access local rules and other information from the bankruptcy courts of New York from the first four of these links and may access any federal court from the fifth link.


Equally important, the lawyer or law student may track the status of federal legislation and obtain legislative history at this site.


The lawyer or law student may search here for publications by the American Bar Association pertaining to bankruptcy.

For Consumers


Here, consumers may access general information on bankruptcy including, but not limited to, chapters 7 and 13 of the bankruptcy code from Nolo’s Legal Encyclopedia.