Members of corporate boards are often conflicted during company bankruptcies. While they often focus on increasing shareholder value during normal times, they are required to pay off creditors and adhere to bankruptcy law during a bankruptcy process.
This change in focus is often criticized because shareholders complain that their best interests are not considered. However, filing for bankruptcy can often help return value to an insolvent company, which in the long run increases shareholder value.
If you have questions about your company’s bankruptcy filing, contact the Birmingham bankruptcy attorney Paula Greenway at (205) 324-4000.