The rise in retailer bankruptcy cases has forced many trade creditors to wade into the murky waters of bankruptcy law and reevaluate their credit practices. This program will address the protections available to savvy vendors when a customer bankruptcy may be on the horizon, and the pitfalls that should be avoided when faced with the bankruptcy filing of a customer. These insights will help vendors evaluate whether and under what terms to extend credit to new customers and how best to protect themselves from a future bankruptcy case when doing business with an existing customer that is in financial distress.