Starting today, you may notice a new look for some of the forms used in bankruptcy cases.  Some of the key forms now make a distinction between non-individual bankruptcy cases and business bankruptcy cases.  For your convenience, we are attaching some of the key forms used in business bankruptcy cases.  
The following are among the changes to the less compact form of petition for business bankruptcies:

  • The form now makes clear that assumed names and doing business as names used within the last eight years must be included (and, of course, deletes the requirement for maiden and married names).
  • The form also (finally) recognizes that just about every company now has a website and asks for the debtor’s URL.
  • The question of whether the debtor owns or has possession of any “property that poses or is alleged to pose a threat of imminent and identifiable harm to public health or safety” now asks for the identification of the hazard and also asks about whether the debtors owns or possesses property that “needs to be physically secured or protected from the weather” or includes perishable goods or assets (ranging from livestock to stock).
  • Estimated assets and liabilities used to top out at “More than $1 billion.”  Now, the top category is “More than $50 billion.”  Guess the bankruptcy statisticians cared about the $49 billion difference.
Original Form NumberOriginal Form NameDecember 1, 2015 Form NumberDecember 1, 2015 Form Name
Petition and Exhibits (Non-Individual)
B1Voluntary Petition – Non-IndividualsB201Voluntary Petition for Non-Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy
EXHIBIT AB201AAttachment to Voluntary Petition for Non-Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy Under Chapter 11
EXHIBIT CB201Hazardous Property or Property That Needs Immediate Attention — incorporated in Forms B 101 and B 201
B2Declaration under Penalty of Perjury on Behalf of a Corporation or PartnershipB202Declaration Under Penalty of Perjury for Non-Individual Debtors (For petition, schedules, SOFA, etc.)
 
List of Creditors Holding 20 Largest Unsecured ClaimsB204For Chapter 11 Cases: The List of Creditors Who Have the 20 Largest Unsecured Claims Against You Who Are Not Insiders (non-individuals)
Schedules of Assets and Liabilities and Statement of Financial AffairsNon-Individual
B6SummSummary of Schedules (Includes Statistical Summary of Certain Liabilities)B206 –SummaryA Summary of Your Assets and Liabilities (non-individuals)
B6BSchedule B – Personal PropertyB206A/BSchedule A/B: Property (combines real and personal property, non-individuals)
B6DSchedule D – Creditors Holding Secured ClaimsB206DSchedule D: Creditors Who Hold Claims Secured By Property (against non-individuals)
B6FSchedule F – Creditors Holding Unsecured Nonpriority ClaimsB206E/FSchedule E/F: Creditors Who Have Unsecured Claims (against non-individuals, combines priority and non-priority)
B6GSchedule G – Executory Contracts and Unexpired LeasesB206GSchedule G: Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases (non-individuals)
B6HSchedule H – CodebtorsB206HSchedule H: Your Co-debtors (non-individuals)
B6Dec.Declaration Concerning Debtor’s SchedulesB202Declaration Under Penalty of Perjury On Behalf of a Corporation or Partnership (For petition, schedules, SOFA, etc.)
B7Statement of Financial AffairsB207Statement of Your Financial Affairs (non-Individuals)
Involuntary Petition – Non Individuals
B5Involuntary Petition- Non-IndividualsB205Involuntary Petition Against a Non-Individual
Chapter 15 Petition
B1Chapter 15 questions from PetitionB401Petition for Recognition of Foreign Proceeding
Chapter 11 Notices
B9FChapter 11 Corporation/Partnership CaseB309F(For Corporations or Partnerships) Notice of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Case (former Alt version combined with Form B 309-F)
B9F (Alt.)Chapter 11 Corporation/Partnership CaseB309F(For Corporations or Partnerships) Notice of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Case (former Alt version combined with Form B 309-F)
Proof of Claim and Attachments
B10Proof of ClaimB410Proof of Claim
B10AProof of Claim, Attachment AB410AProof of Claim, Attachment A
B10S-1Proof of Claim, Supplement 1B410S-1Proof of Claim, Supplement 1
B10S-2Proof of Claim, Supplement 2B410S-2Proof of Claim, Supplement 2
 

The amendments also include a new Bankruptcy Official Form 2030, to be filed within 14 days after the date of the order for relief, regarding disclosure of compensation of the debtor’s attorney, as required by section 329(a) of the Bankruptcy Code and Bankruptcy Rule 2016(b).
Notably, no substantive changes to the Bankruptcy Rules were made this year.