It is not often that we see history unfolding before our eyes. News, yes, we have plenty of that. But seeing a real, live shift in how business is done, complete with the exit of many household-name firms from the scene, is to witness history, nothing less.

The list of retail bankruptcies in the past 24 months includes everything from trendy retailers which catered to an ever-shifting millennial market, to “walking dead” retailers whose time had passed but were unable to figure out how to adapt.

What happens when two sections of the Bankruptcy Code seem to contradict each other? 

That can happen when the owner of rental property files for bankruptcy and wants to sell it without the lease, to get a better price.