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Do I have to attend credit counseling class for business bankruptcy chapter 7?

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Dear experts,

I am going to file chapter 7 bankruptcy for my corporation in CA, not an individual bankruptcy. I am the sole owner. My questions are:

Do I have to attend such credit counseling class for business bankruptcy chapter 7, like individual chapter 7?

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Attorney answers 5


Do you have an attorney? You are required to have an attorney for a Corporate filing.


I am wondering why you are filing BK on behalf of the corporation? Most of the time it is unnecessary and the more important question is did you co-sign any of the corporation debts? If so, you will be personally liable for the debts. Corporations do not need financial credit counseling. Call any other AVVO BK lawyer offering a free consultation if you have further questions.


No, you do not need the credit counseling certificate for a corporation.

My response is general information not intended as legal advice or to create an attorney-client relationship. Seek advice from a qualified attorney to see how the law fits your specific facts. I am licensed to practice law in Washington and Oregon.


I completely agree with Mr. Steingraber. Corporations cannot receive a discharge in Chapter 7 bankruptcy and it rarely makes sense to file a Chapter 7 for a corporation. Also, a corporation does not need to complete any type of credit counseling.

Talk to a local bankruptcy attorney about your options. Corporations cannot file bankruptcy without an attorney and it probably isn't necessary.

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No reason to file unless you have assets. Corporations do not receive a Discharge!

Jonathan Leventhal, Esq..
Leventhal Law Group, P.C.

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