Puerto Rico Charging Order
GENERAL AND LIMITED CO-PARTNERSHIPS
10 L.P.R. § 1435. Rights of creditors of partners
As regards the partnership, creditors of a partner shall have no right, even in case of said partner's failure, other than the right to attach and receive such sums as may pertain to the debtor partner by reason of profits or liquidation.
LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES
14 L.P.R. § 3994. Member's interest in an LLC subject to orders
(a) On application by a judgment creditor of a member or of a member's assignee, a court with competent jurisdiction may charge against the LLC interest of the member subject to judgment to satisfy the same. To the extent so charged, the judgment creditor has only the right to receive any distribution or distributions to which the judgment debtor would otherwise have been entitled in respect of such LLC interest. The court may appoint a trustee for the portion of the distributions payable or that shall become payable under the judgment against the member with respect to the LLC, whose trustee shall have the rights of the assignee, and the court may issue those orders, instructions, accounts and questions that the member subject to the judgment could have or that the circumstances of the case may require.
(b) A charging order constitutes a lien on the LLC interest of the member subject to judgment. The court may, at any time, order the execution of the interest in the LLC subject to the charging order. The buyer in the sale due to execution shall only have the rights of an assignee.
(c) Unless otherwise provided in an LLCA, at any time prior to execution, an interest in an LLC subject to a charging order may be redeemed:
(1) By the member subject to judgment;
(2) by property that is not owned by the LLC, by one (1) or more of the other members, or
(3) by the LLC with the consent of the members whose interest is not charged.
(d) This subtitle does not limit the rights of a member under exemption laws with respect to his/her interest in the LLC.
(e) This section provides the exclusive remedy by which a judgment creditor of a member or of a member's assignee may satisfy a judgment out of the LL C interest of the member subject to judgment.
(f) No creditor of a member shall have any right to obtain possession of, or otherwise exercise legal or equitable remedies with respect to the property of the LLC.
by Jay Adkisson
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2019.02.18 ... Florida Order Awarding LLC Interest To Creditor Reversed In Pansky
More Articles On Charging Orders click here
LAW REVIEW ARTICLES
by Jay Adkisson
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
Appeal - Issues relating to the appeal of a charging order
Bankruptcy - Treatment of the debtor/member's interest in bankruptcy
Compliance - Issues for the LLC and non-debtor members in complying with a charging order
Conflicts-Of-Law - Determining which state's laws apply to a charging order dispute
Creditor Rights Restrictions - Limitations on creditors' management and informational rights
Distributions - Creditors rights to distributive payments
Economic Rights - Limitation of charging order and foreclosure to debtor's economic rights
Exclusivity - The charging order as the sole remedy available to creditors and exceptions
Exemptions - Available state and federal protections that may apply to charging orders
Foreclosure - Liquidation by judicial sale of the debtor's right to distributions
Foreign Entities - Charging orders against out-of-state entities
Information Rights - Creditors' ability to access information about the LLC
Intra-Member Disputes - Where one member obtains a charging order against another
Jurisdiction - Issues relating to the court's authority over out-of-state debtors and LLCs
Lien - The lien effect of a charging order and priority issues
Management & Voting Rights - Rights of creditor after charging order issued
Order Form Generally - Most issues to the form of the charging order
Order Form Future Interests - How the charging order affects subsequently-acquired interests
Prejudgment Relief - Freezing the interest and distributions pending judgment
Procedure - The procedure for obtaining a charging order and ancillary provisions
Receiver - The role of the receiver in charging order proceedings
Repurchase/Redemption Rights - Third-parties' ability to purchase the charged interest
Single-Member LLCs - Enforcing the judgment against an LLC with a sole member
Taxes - Tax issues relating to charging orders for all involved parties
Unknown Interest - Where the debtor's interest, if any, has not been ascertained
Voidable Transactions/Fraudulent Transfers - Issues relating to avoidable transfers of interests
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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
Available for purchase directly from the ABA at https://goo.gl/faZzY6
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