Background Note | HBS Case Collection | February 2012 (Revised October 2012)

A Glossary of Technical Terms Related to Bankruptcy in the U.S.

by Carliss Y. Baldwin, Jim Sharpe and Ravi Mehta

Abstract

Quick reference guide of various terms related to the United States Bankruptcy Code.

Keywords: bankruptcy; financial crisis; financial distress; turnarounds; legal aspects of business; crisis management; Insolvency and Bankruptcy; Finance; Law; United States;

Citation:

Baldwin, Carliss Y., Jim Sharpe, and Ravi Mehta. "A Glossary of Technical Terms Related to Bankruptcy in the U.S." Harvard Business School Background Note 212-081, February 2012. (Revised October 2012.)