Bankruptcy Books You Need
Any practicing bankruptcy attorney can benefit from access to bankruptcy books. Resources and texts help you understand the history of the law and any changes you need to be aware of. Read this post to find out more about our top picks for bankruptcy books.
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Published on Oct 06, 2020


Any practicing bankruptcy attorney can benefit from access to bankruptcy books. Resources and texts help you understand the history of the law and any changes you need to be aware of. You can reference bankruptcy texts whenever you have a question in your unique cases.


Here are a few bankruptcy books we love, in addition to a long list of more helpful bankruptcy books out there.


Bankruptcy Overview: Issues, Law and Policy by Professors Andrew B. Dawson and Juliet M. Moringiello

This book is a bankruptcy handbook that covers everything you need to know about Chapters 7, 11, 12, and 13 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, as well as various laws and guidelines that might be confronted in common cases. This book is geared toward attorneys, clients, or people who just want to learn more about bankruptcy.


Bankruptcy in Practice by Michael L. Bernstein and George W. Kuney

Bankruptcy in Practice is a book that spans pretty much everything you need to know about the Bankruptcy Code and how it’s changed. It’s a comprehensive text that lawyers and other legal professionals can reference to help them break down the laws and apply them in their work.


Individual Chapter 11 by Rudy J. Cerone, Sarah Edwards, Scott D. Fleming, Lee Kutner, Grace E. Robson, James P. Shea, and Zach B. Shelomith; Edited by Alan R. Rosenberg and Patricia A. Redmond

This book from the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) covers the ins and outs of Chapter 11 cases. It provides an overview on why some debtors should choose this route instead of Chapter 13, and how to approach certain circumstances with debtors.


Consumer Bankruptcy: Fundamentals of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code by David Cox and Elizabeth Gunn

Consumer Bankruptcy is another book from the ABI that provides practitioners with the fundamentals of bankruptcy law, specifically focusing on Chapters 7 and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. It covers the duties of the debtor and information about common procedures and terms for the everyday bankruptcy professional to understand.


Bankruptcy Mediation by members of the ABI Mediation Committee

For anyone with questions about bankruptcy mediation, this is the book for you. Whether new to the concept or experienced in these matters, Bankruptcy Mediation offers explanations about changing rules and an overview of the mediation process.



How to purchase bankruptcy books

NACBA members can access Fastcase for free as a membership benefit. Through this comprehensive platform of legal resources, you can access all of these bankruptcy books and many more. Additionally, members of 35 state bars and 6 counties in Ohio will also have free Fastcase access.



Even More Books


A Business Creditor's Guide to Distressed Vendors, Debt Collection and Bankruptcy


A Practical Guide to Bankruptcy Valuation


A Practitioner's Guide to Liquidation and Litigation Trusts


Acquisitions from Financially Distressed Companies


Admitting Expert Valuation Evidence Before the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts


Advanced Fraudulent Transfers: A Litigation Guide


American Bankruptcy Institute's Quick Evidence Handbook


BAPCPA at 10


Bankruptcy and Insurance Law Manual


Best of ABI 2018: The Year in Consumer Bankruptcy


Best of ABI 2019: The Year in Business Bankruptcy


Best of ABI 2019: The Year in Consumer Bankruptcy


Building Blocks: Essential Tools for the Bankruptcy Practitioner


Chapter 15 for Foreign Debtors


Credit Bidding in Bankruptcy Sales: A Guide for Lenders, Creditors, and Distressed-Debt Investors


Creditors' Committee Manual


Developing the Evidence


European Union Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings: An Introductory Analysis


Final Report of the ABI Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy


Fraud and Forensics: Piercing Through the Deception in a Commercial Fraud Case


Graduating with Debt: Student Loans under the Bankruptcy Code


How Secure Are You? Secured Creditors in Commercial and Consumer Bankruptcies


Interrupted! Understanding Bankruptcy's Effects on Manufacturing Supply Chains


Navigating Banking in Bankruptcy: A Guidebook


Pre-Bankruptcy Planning for the Commercial Reorganization


Preference Defense Handbook: The Circuits Compared


Problems in the Code


Representing the Creditors' Committee: A Guide for Practitioners


Retail and Office Bankruptcy: Landlord/Tenant Rights


Substantive Consolidation: A National Survey


Survival Guide for the New Lawyer: What They Didn't Teach You in Law School


Survival Guide to Bankruptcy for In-House Counsel


The Chief Restructuring Officers Guide to Bankruptcy: Views from Leading Insolvency Professionals


The Depths of Deepening Insolvency: Damage Exposure for Officers Directors and Others


Understanding Ordinary: Ordinary Course Defenses to Bankruptcy Preference Actions


When Gushers Go Dry: The Essentials of Oil & Gas Bankruptcy


Wolters Kluwer has a Bankruptcy Law Library


Littler Bankruptcy and Employment Law Issues


James Publishing Bankruptcy Courts and Procedures


Morgan King’s Discharging Taxes in Consumer Bankruptcy Cases