NWL Holdings, Inc. et al.

NWL Holdings, Inc. et al.

On November 10, 2008, National Wholesale Liquidators, Inc, and its affiliated debtor entities (NWL) filed for protection under chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code. NWL was the owner / operator of a chain of warehouse-style retail closeout discount stores in the Eastern and Mid-Western United States. At the time of the Chapter 11 filing, estimated assets were $170 million, which were largely comprised of inventory. NWL conducted a going out of business, and sold the majority of their assets, eventually converting to chapter 7 on February 26, 2009.

At or around the time of conversion the majority of the physical assets had been liquidated. Significant pending assets included a Net Operating Loss (NOL), and the potential of a tax refund resulting from the carryback of the NOL, initially estimated at $16,500,000. The Trustee's accountants prepared amended tax returns from fiscal year 2004 through 2008, requesting refunds from the NOL carrybacks. These refunds were received in April 2010, with a corresponding distribution to the secured creditors, who had a lien on the tax refund.

Remaining assets of the estate are below $10,000,000. The reporting requirements for Chapter 7 large cases are no longer deemed applicable