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June 2021 Commercial Bankruptcy Filings Jump 11%

Lowest total new bankruptcy filings since 2006

NEW YORK – JULY 2, 2021 – Epiq, a global technology-enabled services leader to the legal services industry and corporations, released its June 2021 bankruptcy filing statistics from its AACER bankruptcy information services business.

New filings in June were flat with 34,248 across all chapters, a 1% drop from the May count of 34,767. Non-commercial consumer filings across all chapters totaled 32,267, down 2% from 32,976 in May. 

This month is the lowest June filings since 2006 for the following (see graphic):

  • All bankruptcy filings
  • Commercial 7’s
  • Non-commercial 7’s
  • Commercial 13’s
  • Non-commercial 13’s

June 2021 Commercial Bankruptcy Filings Jump 11%25

Commercial filings across all chapters were up 11% in June with a total of 1,981 new filings, from 1,791 in May.

“New commercial filings increased from May to June, however, commercial filings overall remain down more than 30 percent year-over-year," said Brad Tuttle, managing director of Epiq Corporate Restructuring.

There were 216,910 total new bankruptcy filings across all chapters for the first half of 2021, down 27% from 298,121 in the same period in 2020.

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