Contracts in Bankruptcy

Every business uses and depends upon contracts. But what happens when one of the parties to the contract goes into bankruptcy? Here are some potential scenarios:

  • You lease space from a landlord, who files for bankruptcy.
  • You lease property to a tenant, who files for bankruptcy.
  • You provide services to a client to whom you provide services on a monthly basis, and they client files for bankruptcy.
  • You receive services from an entity, such as a management company that manages your properties, or a vendor that provides you with tech or other services on a monthly basis, or a staff employee that provides services pursuant to an employment contract, and they file for bankruptcy.

What happens if the other party (the landlord, tenant, equipment lessee, the service provider or your client) goes into bankruptcy? Can you enforce your contract?

What rights do you have in a bankruptcy case?

What rights does the other party to your contract have in a bankruptcy case?

We will find out the answers to these questions at our next Breakfast with the Lawyers event on Thursday, May 15 as Tom Forrester of Gullett Sanford Robinson & Martin, PLLC presents “Contracts in Bankruptcy.”

Tom specializes in insolvency law, with a particular emphasis in commercial bankruptcy cases. He has been representing lessors, debtors, and businesses in bankruptcy and insolvency for more than 25 years. Tom is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation-Bankruptcy and Mid-South Super Lawyers for Creditor-Debtor Rights. He was also selected as Nashville Business Journal’s Best of the Bar and named as Nashville Best Lawyers® Litigation-Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year, 2012.


Hosted by the law firm of Gullett Sanford Robinson & Martin and the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Sponsored by Pinnacle Financial Partners

Where? Pinnacle Bank Learning Center 150 Third Avenue South, 1st Floor Nashville, TN 37201

When? Thursday, May 15 from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m.

RSVP or 615.921.4220

Complimentary breakfast and parking in The Pinnacle at Symphony Place garage are included.