This paper provides an introduction to key considerations in bankruptcy law and practice. In particular, the paper discusses claims and debts that survive bankruptcy, opposition to a bankrupt’s discharge from bankruptcy, and the stay of bankruptcy proceedings. It includes practice tips for lawyers new to or less familiar with bankruptcy law. The paper includes a sample notice of intended opposition to discharge of the bankrupt and a sample application to lift stay of proceedings.
This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Bankruptcy and Insolvency Fundamentals program in Calgary on October 17, 2017 and in Edmonton on October 24, 2017.