Case Background

On September 1, 2015 (the "Petition Date"), Buckingham Oil Interests, Inc., filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of title 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts.  On the Petition Date, the Court entered an order appointing Charles A. Dale III as Chapter 11 trustee in this Chapter 11 case. The case is pending before the Honorable Joan N. Feeney.

Important Information & Dates

Plan & Disclosure Statement

On November 6, 2015, the Debtor filed its Plan of Reorganization and the Disclosure Statement related thereto.  On November 11, 2015, the Debtor filed a motion to approve the Disclosure Statement.  On December 21, 2015, the Bankruptcy Court held a hearing to consider approval of the Disclosure Statement.  On December 22, 2015, the Bankruptcy Court entered an order approving the Disclosure Statement.   The hearing to consider confirmation of the Plan was held on February 10, 2016 and the Plan was confirmed.  On March 2, 2015 the Plan became effective.

Please click below to view all documents related to the Plan and Disclosure Statement:

Plan & Disclosure Statement 

Bar Date for Filing Proofs of Claim

The Bankruptcy Court has set the following deadlines for filing proofs of claim against the Debtor:

  • General Bar Date (all creditors other than Governmental Units): November 15, 2015 at 4:00 PM (ET)
  • Governmental Unit Bar Date: March 1, 2016 at 4:00 PM (ET)

Click on "Submit a Claim" above to download a proof of claim form and for more information regarding filing a claim against the Debtor.


Asset Sale

On September 22, 2015, the Debtor filed a motion to sell substantially all of their assets.  The Sale Hearing was held on November 2, 2015 at 1:30 PM (ET).  Please click below to view all documents related to the Debtor's asset sale:

Sale Documents



Bar Date - Governmental ...

4:00 PM (ET)

Effective Date of Plan


Administrative Bar Date

12:30 PM (ET)

Section 341 Meeting of Creditors

11:00 AM (ET)

Disclosure Statement Hearing

11:00 AM (ET)


Chapter 11 Trustee

Charles A. Dale III

K&L Gates LLP

State Street Financial Center
One Lincoln Street
Boston, MA   02111
Phone: 617.261.3100
Fax: 617.261.3175

Counsel to Chapter 11 Trustee

K&L Gates LLP

State Street Financial Center
One Lincoln Street
Boston, MA   02111
Phone: 617.2613100
Fax: 617.261.3175
Mackenzie L. Shea
David A. Mawhinney

United States Trustee and Court Information

Office of the United States Trustee

John W. McCormack Post Office & Courthouse
5 Post Office Square
Boston, MA   02109
Phone: 617.788.0400
Fax: 617.565.6368
John P. Fitzgerald III

United States Bankruptcy Court

District of Massachusetts
5 Post Office Square, Suite 1150
Boston, MA   02109-3945
Phone: 617.748.5300
Fax: 617.748.5315


Case Number
Debtor Name
Petition Date
15-13441 Buckingham Oil Interests, Inc. September 01, 2015