On May 2, 2013, River Cities Glass & Construction, LLC, a glass and glazing contractors company, located at 4750 Winchester Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101 filed a voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the Southern District of West Virginia (Huntington), assigned case No. 3:13-bk-30226 (RGP). The case was assigned to the Honorable Judge Ronald G. Pearson. See docket here. William Cox signed the Debtor’s Schedules as President of the Debtor.
The Debtor is represented by Mitchell Lee Klein of the Klein Law Office, 3566 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, WV 25526. Klein’s disclosed a retainer of $5,000 and an hourly rate of $200/hour.
The Debtor elected to be considered a “small business debtor” pursuant to Bankruptcy Code Section 1116. Its Chapter 11 Plan is due in 6 months, or by October 29, 2013. Its Disclosure Statement is also due on October 29, 2013. The Debtor listed liabilities of $159,936.01 and assets under $50,000 with less than 50 creditors. Simultaneously with its voluntary petition, the Debtor filed an initial operating report and an application to employ an attorney. Because this is a “small debtor case”, in addition to filing a petition, schedules and a statement of financial affairs, the Debtor is required to also submit a balance sheet, statement of operation, and a cash flow statement, as well as a federal tax return.
New Bankruptcy Code Section 1116 imposes duties on a small business debtor beyond not required of other Chapter 11 debtors, beginning with the filing of the petition. Under § 1116(1), the debtor must attach to its petition (or in an involuntary case, file within seven days after the date of the order for relief) either (a) its most recent balance sheet, statement of operations, cash flow statement and federal income tax return or (b) a statement made under oath that such documents have not been prepared and that such tax return has not been filed.
We found this listing on the salespider website for the Debtor; we are not certain when it was ever initially listed. The listing stated that the company has about 7 employees and estimated yearly revenue of $1,200,000 and that the Debtor’s SIC Code is 5231. This industry consists of establishments engaged in selling primarily paint, glass, and wallpaper, or any combination of these lines, to the general public. While these establishments may sell primarily to construction contractors, they are known as retail in the trade. Establishments that do not sell to the general public or are known in the trade as wholesale are classified in the wholesale trade industries. See SIC Code article here.