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Debtor in possession

A firm that continues to operate under the Chapter 11 bankruptcy process.

Debtor in Possession

A company that maintains its operations during a Chapter 11 bankruptcy. A debtor in possession is generally attempting to fulfill its reorganization plan, discharging certain debts and changing any structural weaknesses to put it on a path to profitability. As such, a debtor in possession is drastically different from a company in liquidation, which ceases operations and sells all its assets.

debtor in possession

A company that continues to operate while in Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

debtor in possession (DIP)

(To pronounce the abbreviation always say each letter; it is not pronounced as a word.) In bankruptcy,a Chapter 11 debtor who remains in possession of his or her property and continues to operate a business or sell the property. The DIP must still obtain court approval for nonroutine transactions but is able to conduct business, receive monies, and pay bills, including a reasonable salary for the debtor. Contrast with the situation in which a bankruptcy trustee is appointed;in this case the trustee is then in control of all assets of the debtor.

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The Richmond-headquartered company's unsecured creditors first objected to the proposed debtor-in-possession funding, which will be given by a syndicate of lenders.
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The Company is in possession of its properties and assets and continues to manage its business as debtor-in-possession subject to the supervision of the Bankruptcy Code.
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Bankruptcy Court, District of Minnesota, on December 8, 1998, and is now operating as a debtor-in-possession pursuant to Chapter 11.
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