The United States Trustee (or U.S. Trustee) is appointed by the Court in every Chapter 11 case to represent the interests of the U.S. bankruptcy system. The U.S. Trustee does not represent the Debtor’s interests or the interests of specific creditors. Rather, the U.S. Trustee is focused on raising issues that may affect the integrity of the bankruptcy process and, if unaddressed, could result in harmful precedent.
To initiate the process of filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, a debtor must file a petition with the court and fill out various forms that outline their financial position, including how many assets they have, how much debt they owe, and the names of the creditors to which they owe these debts. The document in which the debtor lists its obligations is the Schedule of Liabilities.
What in the world is claims trading? And how does it work? In this article, we provide an in-depth overview on the background of Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the complexities that affect claim recovery and how it yields opportunities for creditors through bankruptcy claims trading.