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TechShop, Inc., Chapter 7 (Case No. 18‐50398)
United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California
This document is intended solely to provide general information. Neither the Chapter 7 Trustee, her counsel, nor any other professional of the Trustee can or will provide you with legal advice. Techshop, Inc., (“Debtor”) filed a voluntary chapter 7 petition on February 26, 2018. The Court‐ appointed chapter 7 trustee for the Debtor is Doris Kaelin (“Trustee”).
It appears that the Debtor had multiple, separate, limited liability subsidiaries (the “LLC”) that operated shops/facilities (“Shops”) in various locations in the United States under the ‘Techshop’ name. The LLC’s are not part of the Debtor’s bankruptcy case.
Based on the information currently available (i) the LLCs appear to have ceased operations, but have not filed bankruptcy, (ii) the LLCs operated Shops under their own lease agreements (i.e. the Debtor was not the tenant under the Shop leases), and (iii) the Shops contain equipment and other personal property owned and/or leased by the Debtor.
When the bankruptcy case was filed, Trustee is informed the Debtor included on its “Creditor Matrix” filed with the Court all customers of the LLCs and other creditors of the LLCs. The Creditor Matrix has since been modified by order of the Bankruptcy Court so that notices will only be mailed to persons who TechShop, Inc. has identified as its creditors and parties in interest (rather than creditors or parties in interest of the LLCs). If you are not included on the current Creditor Matrix and you wish to receive notices in the bankruptcy case, you must file a Request for Notice with the Clerk’s Office, United States Bankruptcy Court, 280 South First Street, Room 3035, San Jose, CA 95113. Make sure to reference the case name and case number‐ TechShop, Inc., Case No. 18‐50398 in your Request for Notice.
If you claim that you are owed money by the Debtor, Techshop, Inc., you must file a Proof of Claim with the Bankruptcy Court. The Notice of Possible Dividend issued by the Bankruptcy Court on April 27, 2018 (copy attached). Proofs of Claim are due by July 26, 2018. Only those persons who are owed money by TechShop, Inc. should file a Proof of Claim with the Bankruptcy Court. Creditors need to consult with their own advisors on whether they have a claim against TechShop, Inc. Do not send any claim documentation to the Trustee or her professionals. They will not take any action with them. Only documents filed with the Bankruptcy Court will be considered.
If your address has changed, you must file a notice of change of address with the Bankruptcy Court: Clerk’s Office, United States Bankruptcy Court, 280 South First Street, Room 3035, San Jose, CA 95113. Make sure to reference the case name and case number—TechShop, Inc., Case No. 18‐50398. Do not send address changes to the Trustee or her professionals. They will not take any action with them.