Chapter 7 Trustee

A person appointed in a Chapter 7 case to liquidate the debtor’s assets and distribute any proceeds to creditors. The Chapter 7 trustee—rather than the debtor—controls and administers all property of the bankruptcy estate. Unlike in Chapter 11, there is a trustee appointed in every Chapter 7 case.

Bankruptcy Code §§ 701-704. See also Chapter 11 Trustee.

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