This thoroughly updated casebook is designed for chapter 11 bankruptcy courses, and also suitable for general courses focusing on business bankruptcy. The fourth edition retains the basic approach of the earlier editions. It presents a hypothetical company in some detail (including financial statements) and follows that company through the process of reorganization, from attempted workout to plan confirmation. It provides students with the foundation for a business bankruptcy practice: a solid grounding in the law; an orientation to the business issues; and a step-by-step view of the process that may be able to rescue a financially distressed business, either by a traditional reorganization or a sale of the business as a going concern. The treatment of the avoiding powers has been particularly strengthened.