Chesapeake Corporation


  • Pre-filing annual sales: $1,496 (millions of current dollars)
  • Pre-filing assets: $1,714 (millions of current dollars)
  • Pre-filing number of employees: 5,427
  • Sub-industry: 26 Paper and Allied Products
  • Place of incorporation: VA
  • Court for city of headquarters: VA Richmond
  • In business at filing? yes

Bankruptcy case

  • Chapter at filing: Chapter 11
  • Who filed case? debtors
  • Debtor's lead attorney: Hunton Williams
  • Date of filing: December 29, 2008
  • Judge at filing: Douglas O. Tice Jr.
  • Court district of filing: VA ED
  • Court city of filing: Richmond
  • Case number: 08-36642
  • Cause of bankruptcy: Not tort
  • Forum shop? Filed at headquarters

  • Case transferred? no
  • Destination court of transfer: not applicable
  • Creditors committee appointed? yes
  • ยง363 sale: 363 sale
  • Dip loan final approval? yes
  • Plan type: free fall

  • Disposition status: confirmed
  • Date of disposition: April 1, 2011
  • Judge at disposition: Douglas O. Tice Jr.
  • Days from filing to disposition: 823

After the case

  • Did firm emerge? Company emerged
  • Did firm refile? emerged 5 years, did not refile

The BRD has been supported by grants from these organizations:

National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges

Turnaround Management Association

American Bankruptcy Institute

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