2019 Legislation Affecting Bankruptcy Practice – Part VI

By Lawrence R. Ahern, III, Brown & Ahern (Nashville, TN)

Part VI
Two Things Debtors Should Know About the Small Business Reorganization Act
of 2019 (SBRA), Including a Primer on Chapter 11 Confirmation

Introduction

This series focuses on four bankruptcy-related bills that were enacted during the 116th Congress and signed into law on August 23, 2019.1 One bill, the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (SBRA),2 will be effective February 19 . . .

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