Bankruptcy Insolvency Alternatives

As a distressed company struggles between viability and insolvency, a strategic assessment is required to understand the best financial or strategic alternative for the company to pursue. In addition, company officers must understand their changing responsibilities if the company has entered the zone of insolvency. The assessment will provide an analysis of, and guidance on, the best strategic alternatives available to the company. Alternatives depend heavily on the specific circumstances of the company, but can lead to:

Refinancing with current or new lenders
Out-of-court restructuring
In-court restructuring at the federal (Chapter 7,11) and state level (Chapter 128-WI) 
Going concern sale (§ 363)
Liquidation via ABC or UCC article 9 or receivership

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