11 U.S. Code § 1182. Definitions
In this subchapter:
(1) Debtor.—The term “debtor”—
subject to subparagraph (B), means a person engaged in commercial or business activities (including any affiliate of such person that is also a debtor under this title and excluding a person whose primary activity is the business of owning single asset real estate) that has aggregate noncontingent liquidated secured and unsecured debts as of the date of the filing of the petition or the date of the order for relief in an amount not more than $7,500,000 (excluding debts owed to 1 or more affiliates or insiders) not less than 50 percent of which arose from the commercial or business activities of the debtor; and
(B) does not include—
any member of a group of affiliated debtors that has aggregate noncontingent liquidated secured and unsecured debts in an amount greater than $7,500,000 (excluding debt owed to 1 or more affiliates or insiders);
(2) Debtor in possession.—
Amendment of Paragraph (1)
See 2020 Amendment note below.
Effective Date of 2020 Amendment
“The amendment made by paragraph (1) [amending this section] shall apply only with respect to cases commenced under title 11, United States Code, on or after the date of enactment of this Act [Mar. 27, 2020].”
Pub. L. 116–136, div. A, title I, § 1113(a)(5), Mar. 27, 2020, 134 Stat. 311, provided in part that the amendment made by section 1113(a)(5) of Pub. L. 116–136 is effective 1 year after Mar. 27, 2020.