When a business is struggling, often it will turn to a Chapter 11 bankruptcy in order to reorganize its debts. Through Chapter 11 a business can often reduce unsecured debts like claims of suppliers, restructure secured debt and pay priority tax debts over time, among other things. Often these changes are enough to allow the business to again be successful. But sometimes, for various reasons, it is not enough. What happens then? One possibility is the case is dismissed. Another possibility is the case is converted to Chapter 7. In that case, a trustee will sell the assets to the highest bidder. This is exemplified by the South Jersey bankruptcy of Geets Diner in Williamstown New Jersey. The restaurant had filed Chapter 11 in 2015. In August 2016 the case converted to a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. In January 2017 the assets, which included the land, building, equipment and liquor license were sold to the highest bidder. The restaurant will now be reopened by the new owners and the proceeds from the sale will be used to pay creditors of the debtor.
Teen retailers that do not keep up with fashion trends are very likely to have a hard time generating the revenue necessary to stay in business. Many teen clothiers are noticing a steady decline in sales due to new competitors in the market. Many shops in New Jersey, and across the United States, are feeling the impact and are being forced to take action to avoid shutting their doors. These businesses may make the important decision to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in an effort to save their companies.
Even after hard times fall upon a community, some businesses will do whatever they can to keep their doors open. This is especially true for companies that have been in business for a long time and want to hold onto their legacy. One way for a company in New Jersey that is struggling financially to keep operating is by filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Although business owners may have great ideas, their desired outcomes do not always come to fruition. Dendreon Corporation, the creator of Provenge, the first immunotherapy drug for people suffering from prostate cancer, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. This filing comes after the company downsized in 2012 and 2013 by reducing its Seattle and New Jersey workforce to nearly half its size after selling off a New Jersey plant.
Any company can be prone to the effects of a declining economy. Many New Jersey businesses have been feeling the economic pressure and are behind on payments to their creditors. Filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy can allow a struggling business to get back on its feet by reorganizing its debt and discovering more efficient ways to operate.
Despite a tremendous effort, some businesses are simply not able to withstand the financial challenges of the current economy. Many New Jersey businesses have suffered from decreased revenue and have felt the pressure of rising costs and increased competition. Fortunately, many companies can still achieve a bright future by filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. This type of proceeding can allow the business to restructure, clean up business operations and prepare for a new buyer or otherwise continue development of the brand going forward.
Gambling is generally thought of as a time to have fun, but to others, a casino is no laughing matter. Revel AC Inc. in New Jersey has filed for bankruptcy twice since it opened in 2012. Much of the strain is being caused by patrons visiting nearby casinos in Pennsylvania, New York and Maryland. After a number of issues, the company made the decision to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for the second time.
Children with severe disabilities who did not fit into the public school system were able to turn to Somerset Hills to learn and be treated. The New Jersey center consisted of a school for disabled children and a center for treating related illnesses. The center has now been forced to close and file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in order to attempt to restructure and pay down some of its debt. The school ended up with over $3 million in debt, $1 million of which is to be paid to past and present employees into their pension funds.
When crazes happen, smart business owners jump on board and capitalize on the new fad. As the fad slowly begins to fade or the industry changes, the companies that were part of the fad may begin to feel the effects and lose money in their business. New Jersey businesses that suffer heavy losses may find some comfort in filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, in an effort to restructure and get back on their feet.
Many people associate filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection with negative connotations; however, it can be a great way for a company to survive the recession. Due to the economy and a lack of discretionary income, many New Jersey businesses may have taken a hit to their revenue and were forced to restructure to stay in business. Although it can be a difficult decision to make initially, it is possible to turn the situation around and emerge from Chapter 11 successfully.