Who can authorize a bankruptcy filing on behalf
of a business entity? Sole proprietors are always authorized to
file bankruptcy on behalf of their business. However, when a business is categorized as
a partnership or corporation filing for bankruptcy is handled a bit differently. In a corporation, a corporate resolution allowing
for the bankruptcy is required. This means all general partners must agree
to the bankruptcy in order for it to be considered voluntary. The trustee checks ensure the corporate resolution
was included with the bankruptcy petition.