Bankruptcy Law Section

The Bankruptcy Law Section focuses on issues involving bankruptcy law. The section’s executive committee develops projects for its members ranging from legislative proposals to their annual two-day Bankruptcy Forum and associated social events.

Stites & Harbison PLLC
401 Commerce Street
Nashville, TN 37219
Immediate Past Chair
Anderson & Fugate
114 E Market St
Johnson City, TN 37604

Tennessee Has Highest Bankruptcy Filing Rate

Data from February shows that bankruptcy filings decreased 13 percent nationwide from last year, down to 65,000 from 72,000. But Tennessee is making news for the opposite reason, the Memphis Business Journal reports. With 5.17 bankruptcy filings per 1,000 people, the state rate is more than double the national rate and puts Tennessee above all other states.

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Reminder: Investiture Ceremony Friday for Judge Bauknight

The investiture ceremony for U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Suzanne H. Bauknight will take place Friday at 2 p.m. at the Howard H. Baker Jr. U.S. Courthouse in Knoxville. The event will take place in Courtroom 4 with a reception following on the fourth floor. For security purposes, plan to arrive early and have photo identification. Bauknight was sworn in this past fall after being picked by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals to succeed Richard Stair Jr. as bankruptcy judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee.

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