Appendix – A Review of Residential Mortgage “Stripping,” Recent Developments and the Effect of 11 U.S.C. § 1111(b)

A Brief Summary of "Strip Down" and "Strip Off" Rules

Lawrence R. Ahern, III
Brown & Ahern
Nashville, Tennessee

Most Academy readers do not need an in-depth primer on lien-stripping, but this Appendix is designed to provide a high-level summary of the most important rules involved, as interpreted by the courts since enactment of the Bankruptcy Code and as affected by recent legislation. It accompanies a two-part series on the application of these rules.

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