Who Gets Paid When? A Short Primer on the Order of Distribution in the Era of National and Local Plans

By Lawrence R. Ahern III, Brown & Ahern (Nashville, TN)

Introduction

In a series of articles last year, Lexington Trustee Beverly Burden and I attempted to explain many of the changes in rules and forms last December and in our final article we highlighted some unanswered questions. In a panel discussion with Kansas City Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Dow, at the Annual Meeting of the NACTT, Beverly and I discussed a number of those unanswered questions. This comment discusses one of those issues, which has been the subject of recent case law: How is the . . .

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