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USC Gould School of Law

Business Bankruptcy     LAW-733

This course focuses on corporate reorganization and its relationship to corporate finance. We will study the legal requirements for reorganization plans under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, as well as the use of going concern sales outside of a Chapter 11 plan of reorganization. We will also study important doctrinal issues relating to reorganization of corporate groups, including substantive consolidation and equitable subordination. We will investigate avoidance actions in bankruptcy, including preferences and fraudulent conveyance, and the treatment of pre-bankruptcy contracts. Other topics include the financing of corporate debtors in bankruptcy and workouts and duties to creditors outside of bankruptcy. Finally, we will introduce and ultimately master some basic tools of corporate finance--present value, expected value, and risk and diversification.

Units 2, 3
Grading Options Numeric or CR/D/F
Exam Type In-class Exam
Writing Requirement No
Skills/Experiential Requirement No

Grading Options: vary with the professor

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