Conducted in 1996, the survey that forms the basis for
this report queried more than one quarter of the ABI's membership, which
includes attorneys, accountants, academics, judges, trustees, lenders,
credit managers, turnaround consultants and several other types of
bankruptcy professionals on a variety of aspects related to the present
bankruptcy system in the United States.
Report from the ABI Consumer Bankruptcy Reform
Forum (Jan. 1997)
Held in January 1997, the Forum gathered more than 50
bankruptcy professionals from a variety of perspectives to openly
discuss numerous aspects of consumer bankruptcy and the dramatic
increase in consumer filings over the past two years.
Report on the ABI Preferences Survey (May
Conducted in 1996 and 1997, the survey of more than
2,500 insolvency professionals, including 1,000 attorneys, accountants
and turnaround consultants among the more than 5,300 ABI members; 1,200
credit managers from the National Association of Credit Management; and
300 lenders from the Commercial Finance Association, considered the
strengths and weaknesses of the preference laws.
ABI Law Review
Vol. 3, No. 1, Spring 1995
and Vol. 4, No. 1, Spring 1996
With articles devoted specifically to the ABI Bankruptcy
Reform Study Project, these two issues of the Law Review are
available in ABI On-Line or for puchase from LRP
The ABI National Symposia
- Defining Success in Business Bankruptcy
- Should the Automatic Stay be Abolished?
- The Biased Business of Venue Shopping
- Professional Compensation:
Does Bankruptcy Cost Too Much?
- Administrative Oversight in the Bankruptcy System:
Who Should Guard the Hen House?
- Exclusivity and DIP Management:
Too Much Debtor Control?
- Labor Unions and Bankruptcy:
Too Much Leverage?
- How Consensual Workouts Are Shaped By Business
- The Impact of Bankruptcy on Free Market Competition
Each of these publications is available exclusively to
ABI members online. Please see the ABI Publications Catalogue for
information and prices.