The Creditor's Remedy Against A Debtor's Interest In An LLC Or Partnership
Opinions On Form Of The Charging Order
Many of the judgment enforcement remedies have statutory forms, e.g., garnishment summons. Again, the charging order procedure is ad hoc, and there is nothing like a standard form to be utilized by creditors. It would be helpful for the Comment to include an exemplar form charging order.
There is likewise considerable confusion about the extent of the application of § 503(b)(2) ("make all other orders necessary to give effect to the charging order"). See, e.g., Law v. Zemp, 362 Or. 302 (Jan. 11, 2018) (creditor must make evidentiary showing to obtain ancillary supporting terms in a charging order).
It is suggested that § 503 should be amended such that all consideration of any kind passing to a D/M should be considered to be in the nature of of a distribution and thus subject to the charging order, without regard to how it is characterized by either the D/M or the entity, i.e., loans, salary, payment of the D/M's credit cards and other expenses, use of vehicle, etc.
FORM OF THE CHARGING ORDER GENERALLY
Thomas v. Hughes, 2020 WL 5015441 (August 24, 2020).
Law v. Zemp, 362 Or. 302 (Jan. 11, 2018).
Gaslowitz v. Stabilis Fund I, LP, 2015 WL 1059575 (Ga.App., 2015).
Knollman-Wade Holdings, LLC v. Platinum Ridge Properties, LLC, 2015 Ohio 1619, 2015 WL 1913565 (Ohio.App., 2015).
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LAW REVIEW ARTICLES
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For more on the historical background of Charging Orders and contemporary issues involving the same, see Jay Adkisson's article, Charging Orders: The Peculiar Mechanism, 61 South Dakota Law Review 440 (2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2928487
Analysis of Uniform Limited Liability Company Act Sections re Charging Orders
The Uniform Acts re Charging Orders and Transferable Interests (without Jay's comments):
Effect of Bankruptcy On The Debtor-Member's LLC Interest here
Collected Court Opinions On Charging Orders here and below
NATURE OF REMEDY
Distributions/Economic Rights - Creditors rights to distributional interests/economic rights
Prejudgment Relief - Freezing the interest and distributions pending judgment
Procedure - The procedure for obtaining a charging order and ancillary provisions
Unknown Interest - Where the debtor's interest, if any, has not been ascertained
Order Form Generally - Most issues to the form of the charging order
Order Form Future Interests - How the charging order affects subsequently-acquired interests
Exemptions - Available state and federal protections that may apply to charging orders
Conflicts-Of-Law - Determining which state's laws apply to a charging order dispute
Jurisdiction - Issues relating to the court's authority over out-of-state debtors and LLCs
Foreign Entities - Charging orders against out-of-state entities
Creditor Rights Restrictions - Limitations on creditors' management and informational rights
Information Rights - Creditors' ability to access information about the LLC
Management & Voting Rights - Rights of creditor after charging order issued
LIEN EFFECT AND PRIORITY
Lien - The lien effect of a charging order and priority issues
Compliance - Issues for the LLC and non-debtor members in complying with a charging order
Receiver - The role of the receiver in charging order proceedings
SINGLE MEMBER LLC
Single-Member LLCs - Enforcing the judgment against an LLC with a sole member
Foreclosure - Liquidation by judicial sale of the debtor's right to distributions
REPURCHASE AND REDEMPTION RIGHTS
Repurchase/Redemption Rights - Third-parties' ability to purchase the charged interest
Appeal - Issues relating to the appeal of a charging order
RELATION TO OTHER REMEDIES
Exclusivity - The charging order as the sole remedy available to creditors and exceptions
Voidable Transactions/Fraudulent Transfers - Issues relating to avoidable transfers of interests
Abstention - Attempts to collaterally attack the charging order in federal court
Bankruptcy - Treatment of the debtor/member's interest in bankruptcy
Intra-Member Disputes - Where one member obtains a charging order against another
Taxes - Tax issues relating to charging orders for all involved parties
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Additional Court Opinions About charging orders (unsorted)
THE CHARGING ORDERS PRACTICE GUIDE
The Charging Order Practice Guide: Understanding Judgment Creditor Rights Against LLC Members, by Jay D. Adkisson (2018), published by the LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Entities Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association, click here for more
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