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<br /> J U LY 1 8 , 2 0 1 1 · V O L . 2 7 · N O . 1 6 · $ 9 . 0 0<br /> www.texaslawyer.com<br /> Business Bankruptcies in Texas: Filings Down, Workload Up<br /> by MIRIAM ROZEN<br /> mrozen@alm.com<br /> Although business bankruptcies are down in Texas,<br /> commercial bankruptcy lawyers say their workload<br /> hasn't decreased — it's just changed.<br /> Consumer bankruptcy filings in bankruptcy courts<br /> in Texas rose 5 percent last year, from 55,435 in 2009 to<br /> 58,239 in 2010, according to the Administrative Office of<br /> the U.S. Courts. But the number of business bankruptcy<br /> filings dropped 10 percent last year, from 4,567 in 2009<br /> to 4,109 in 2010. [See “U.S. Bankruptcy Court Filings in<br /> Texas,” page 15.]<br /> Five business bankruptcy and restructuring lawyers<br /> say that despite the slowdown in filings, their work<br /> has not tapered off. 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