Bankruptcy Law

ABI World

The American Bankruptcy Institute offers this incredibly useful site for legal professionals seeking bankruptcy information. Find recent bankruptcy opinions with interpretative articles, the newsletter, Cracking the Code: A Newsletter of Insolvency Issues, bankruptcy statistics, congressional testimony, and more. Portions of the site require a paid subscription.

All About

This site boasts a collection of over 5,000 legal forms -- about 2,000 of which are available for free to registered users. Coverage includes affidavits, applications, bankruptcy, business, corporation, divorce, leases, partnership, rent, statements, trademark, and trusts. Also find practical plain English articles from and a forms search feature.


DBT Online, Inc. offers Web access to its database of public records, which include bankruptcy data. A commercial database, AutoTrackXP provides one of the least expensive avenues to quality public data.

Bankruptcy Code (Cornell LII)

Cornell Legal Information Institute offers the text of the United States Bankruptcy Code. For information about coverage and updating, click here.

Bankruptcy Sales

The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) and the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees (NABT) offer a database of information about asset sales from bankruptcy estates by bankruptcy trustees, debtors in possession, or others having the authority to sell such assets by the appropriate U.S. Bankruptcy Court. You can search by category (e.g., equipment, residential real estate, boats, etc.), location, keyword or expiration period. You cannot, however, combine these criteria. Information provided includes a description of the asset, sale date, terms and conditions, location, trustee contact information, bankruptcy case name and number, and date asset listing expires.

Bankruptcy Search offers a database of information about major bankruptcies, which covers 1986 to present. Browse the database by company name, or search it by company name, assets, industry or date. The information provided for free includes company name, industry, coverage start date. For a fee, you can purchase related news stories, a company synopsis report, a report containing the largest claims and the bankruptcy petition.

Find a free bankruptcy search utility for finding select bankruptcies since 1986 that involve companies. Free information provided includes the name of the company, a brief description of its business type and the date coverage of the bankruptcy started. Paid subscribers can obtain news stories about the bankruptcy, a company profile, plan summary report, creditor's committees report, largest claims report and the bankruptcy filing. Other information at the site includes a bankruptcy court directory, a glossary of bankruptcy terms, a U.S. trustee directory, news headlines pertaining to bankruptcy issues, a weekly newsletter and more.

Commercial Law League of America

This creditors' rights organization offers information about new federal legislation, rules and regulations, trustees, new U.S. Supreme Court decisions, and more.

Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure (Cornell LII)

Cornell Legal Information Institute offers these rules as a searchable folio infobase., "provider of economic, financial, and industry research" for investors, offers this database of economic and financial statistics. Users must register to retrieve data, but more than 1 million data series are available for downloading, or display, free of charge.

Some of data includes the House Price Index, new non-residential construction, bankruptcies, imports, exports, consumer loans, bank balance sheets, interest rates, unemployment, and more.


KnowX, a LexisNexis company,  offers information about bankruptcies as well as other public data like real estate records, incorporations and limited partnerships, state and county level recording office filings (DBAs, fictitious names, trademarks), professional licenses, sales tax permits, stock ownership, judgments, liens, death records, and more.

Law about Bankruptcy

Cornell's Legal Information Institute offers an overview of bankruptcy law, including key points of information for researchers, major federal laws, and major resources.

Liberty Bankruptcy

Provides consumer information about bankruptcy: laws, articles, news and blog feeds, videos, and more.

National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees

This site offers information about bankruptcy property for sale and upcoming bankruptcy sales. Information about assets sales is free. Parts of the site require membership.

United States Bankruptcy Courts

The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts provides an overview of federal bankruptcy law, bankruptcy forms, statistics on bankruptcy filings and fees. Currently, this section of the site also offers information on the new bankruptcy law. Find the text of the law, additional resources and information about filing fees.