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Bankruptcy Regulation

Why Subchapter V Is More Appealing Than Chapter 11 for Small Businesses

The Small Business Reorganization Act created a new pathway for small businesses to remain in control of running their businesses, which is the usual reason for choosing to seek relief under Chapter 11, while eliminating many of the reasons that typical Chapter 11 proceedings exhausted the patience, and wallets, of both debtors and creditors.

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While Congress began passing legislation regarding bankruptcy relief early in the 19th century, it was not until The Nelson Act of 1898 before the country had its first modern bankruptcy legislation. Our current Bankruptcy Code traces back to the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978.

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