reorganization

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Reorganization

The process of carrying out, through agreements and legal proceedings, a business plan for winding up the affairs of, or foreclosing a mortgage upon, the property of a corporation that has become insolvent.

Reorganization is ordinarily accomplished by way of a Judicial Sale of the property of the corporation. The purchasers then often form a new corporation to which substantially all assets of the old are transferred.

Cross-references

Bankruptcy.

reorganization

n. the implementation of a business plan to restructure a corporation, which may include transfers of stock between shareholders of two corporations in a merger. In bankruptcy, a corporation in deep financial trouble may be given time to reorganize while protected from creditors by the bankruptcy court. The theory is that if the business is able to get on its feet the creditors will eventually collect. (See: corporation, merger, bankruptcy)

reorganization

noun alteration, amelioration, betterment, change, conversion, improvement, melioration, overhauling, readjustment, rearrangement, rebuilding, reconstitution, reconstruction, rectification, reformation, rehabilitation, remaking, remodeling, restoration, restructuring, revising, revision, transformation
Associated concepts: bankruptcy, corporate reorganization
See also: development, progress, reclassification, reconversion, rehabilitation, repair, replacement