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Examples & Explanations for Bankruptcy and Debtor/Creditor, Eighth Edition

  • Brian A. Blum
  • Samir D. Parikh
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Through its previous seven editions, Examples & Explanations: Bankruptcy and Debtor/Creditor has been popular with students and practitioners for its extraordinarily lucid explanations of complex concepts. In this eighth edition, the coauthors, Brian Blum and Samir Parikh, combine their expertise to enhance the book’s treatment of all salient areas of bankruptcy and debtor-creditor law. Although there are many changes in the eighth edition, it maintains the format and approach of previous editions. The textual discussion of the principles, goals, policies, and legal rules of Bankruptcy and Debtor-Creditor law is clear and accessible. The Examples & Explanations pedagogy gives the reader practice interpreting the Bankruptcy Code and applying the rules and principles to factual situations. 

This book will help law students master fundamental federal bankruptcy and state debtor-creditor concepts and rules, which will help them succeed in upper-level bankruptcy/debtor-creditor courses; and it will also give them a leg up when they encounter bankruptcy in other areas, such as family law, taxation, real estate, business organizations, secured transactions, torts, and others. 

New to the 8th Edition:  

  • New problems addressing current bankruptcy issues, including mass tort bankruptcies like Purdue Pharma and Boy Scouts of America.   
  • New cases throughout and discussion of recent developments in the law, including unique insights into 363 assets sales, fraudulent transfer law, 524(g), small business bankruptcy under Subchapter V, and dischargeability of student loan debt.    
  • New overview sections in each chapter, designed to provide a summary of the Bankruptcy Code sections covered. 
  • Rewriting of text to enhance clarity, add hypotheticals, and integrate the discussion of new topics. 

Professors and students will benefit from: 

  • Examples & Explanations are designed to highlight fundamental issues covered in the textual part of the chapter and to allow students to self-test on topics discussed in the text. The Examples set out a factual scenarios which are resolved in the Explanation, with reference back to the textual material. 
  • Topics have been arranged within each chapter to allow students to see the interactions between different Code sections, and to move from basic to more complex topics. 
  • Each chapter contains cross references to material in other chapters to enable students to link themes in various chapters and to see how the topics fit together to form a comprehensive system. 
  • The text is clearly written to be accessible to students, and covers rules and concepts in the depth and breadth that is likely to be required of students in the bankruptcy/debtor-creditor course. 
  • One-of-a-kind flowcharts and diagrams aid in understanding by the visual representation of concepts, processes, and relationships. 
  • The extensive glossary at the end of the book gives students a ready explanation of the meaning of the many terms of art that they may encounter in this area, both in the book and in other materials. 
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About the authors
Brian Blum
Lewis Clark

Professor Blum practiced as an attorney in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 1972 to 1975 and as an advocate in the following two years. Blum taught part time at the School of Law of the University of Witwatersrand while in practice as an advocate. He joined the law school faculty in 1978. Blum has published law review articles on bankruptcy law, contracts and commercial law as well as a books on bankruptcy and debtor-creditor law and contracts.

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