A Practitioner's Guide to Liquidation and Litigation Trusts

A Practitioner's Guide to Liquidation and Litigation Trusts

American Bankruptcy Institute
Author Details: 
David P. Bart
Daniel D. Doyle
Ronald E. Gold
Lucian B. Murley
Grant W. Newton
Kenneth Pasquale
Michael H. Reed
Edward L. Schnitzer

The lengthy process of administering assets that have uncertain recoveries, or that may require significant time to handle, often requires the establishment of a vehicle that can be separated from the insolvent company's business operations. A Practitioner’s Guide to Liquidation and Litigation Trusts is designed to give bankruptcy and other professionals an overview of how and when trusts can be used to handle significant large-scale litigation matters and the liquidation of other assets for the purpose of accumulating recoveries and distributing them across multiple claimants. It offers guidance on the most common issues faced in establishing, managing, monitoring and ultimately concluding a liquidation trust or litigation trust. Convenient checklists, relevant case citations and references to bankruptcy-related issues, as well as recommended forms of trust agreements and suggested provisions for bankruptcy plans and disclosure statements are also provided, along with a comprehensive glossary and index. A Practitioner’s Guide to Liquidation and Litigation Trusts is an invaluable reference for lawyers, financial advisors and other professionals in the use of these trusts or other vehicles with similar structures and issues.

The book includes a USB drive containing more than 1,000 additional pages of sample documents from liquidation and litigation trust cases.

Hear David Bart, Daniel Doyle, and Michael Reed discuss discuss the book and important issues pertaining to liquidation and litigation trusts in bankruptcy proceedings with former ABI Resident Scholar Prof. Anne Lawton.

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