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Professor Gotberg writes about small businesses, the pandemic and bankruptcy

Professor Brook Gotberg and Vanderbilt Law Professor Paige Marta Skiba recently wrote an article for The Conversation, “What do struggling small businesses need most? Time – and bankruptcy can provide it.” They address the challenges small businesses are facing during the pandemic and suggest one way that they can survive: “What these businesses need most right now is time –…

Professor Gotberg comments on Art Van Furniture LLC bankruptcy case

Professor Brook E. Gotberg commented in a recent article in Bloomberg Law, Retail Bankruptcies Leave Consumers Paying Thousands for Nothing. The article explained the process that Art Van Furniture LLC and its customers have encountered since the company first filed for Chapter 11 protection. The pandemic forced the stores to close showrooms and halt deliveries, plans to reorganize fell apart,…

Professor Gotberg to participate in webinar on medical debt and bankruptcy

Professor Brook Gotberg will be a panelist for a webinar on Tuesday, May 5, Health Insurance, Medical Debt & Bankruptcy Risk. Hosted by the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver and led by Professor Michael Sousa, the discussion will be about the impact of the Affordable Care Act on medical debt and bankruptcy risk. University of Colorado…

Mizzou Law Co-sponsoring Consumer Empowerment Event

Mizzou Law students will discuss their research on local laws at a Consumer Empowerment Event co-sponsored by the law school, MU School of Social Work and Love INC, a Columbia-area nonprofit organization. The goal of the event is to help the public understand their legal rights in financial matters such as debt, credit and bankruptcy. Three sessions will be held on…

Professor Gotberg Examines Rental Company’s Bankruptcy Case

Professor Brook E. Gotberg examined filings in a Springfield, Mo., business’s bankruptcy case on behalf of the Springfield News-Leader newspaper, as reported in “Gatley bankruptcy dismissed, paving the way for banks to foreclose on 417 Rentals.” The case, filed by 417 Rentals, was dismissed in mid-January. 417 Rentals controls about 500 residential properties in the Springfield area. The company owes…

Professor Gotberg: Failure to Innovate Led to the Toys ‘R’ Us Bankruptcy

Professor Brook E. Gotberg is the co-author (with Professor Anthony J. Casey of the University of Chicago Law School) of a recent post in The CLS Blue Sky Blog, Columbia Law School’s blog on corporations and the capital markets.  The post, “Toys ‘R’ Us and Bankruptcy: Death by Disruption, Not Debt,” challenges conventional wisdom that the retailer failed primarily because…