Can I Still Operate My Business If I Am Bankrupt

2010-06-27   minute read

It depends on the circumstances.If your business is incorporated - a bankrupt individual is precluded from acting as a director of an incorporated company pursuant to applicable provincial or federal business corporations acts. Moreover, a bankrupt’s shares in the incorporated company are property that vests in the Trustee upon filing for bankruptcy. Sometimes these issues can be resolved such that a bankrupt can continue operating the same corporation. If your business is a proprietorship – the vast majority of proprietors continue operating their business after bankruptcy; however a bankrupt proprietor must disclose the bankruptcy to certain parties in certain circumstances. For more information on how bankruptcy would affect you specifically, please contact one of our offices to discuss your situation.  Regards, Lana Gilbertson, CIRP, Trustee MNP - Vancouver 604 637 1599

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