From the Editor – An Assortment

By The Honorable William Houston Brown (Retired)

Conversion - Earnings of individual Chapter 11 debtor revert to debtor on conversion to Chapter 7. The case was converted from Chapter 7 to 11 and then reconverted to 7, and the individual debtor received a bonus from personal services that was property of the Chapter 11 estate. Disagreeing with courts deciding otherwise, on reconversion to Chapter 7, the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel concluded that “there is no reason to treat chapter 11 debtors differently than chapter 13 debtors in this context.” The bonus that would have been property of estate . . .

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