Critical Case Comment – Funds on Hand at Dismissal Go to Debtor. Not So Fast. 13 Trustee May Be Subject to State Court Proceedings

While a 13 trustee is partially insulated by the Barton doctrine from being dragged into state court, if a movant seeks authority from the Bankruptcy Court to pursue the trustee and satisfies the conditions of the Barton doctrine, the trustee may be subject to state court judicial proceedings. (Hall) In re Alexander Louis Bednar, 2021 WL 1625399 (Bankr. W.D. Okla. September 30, 2021)

Case Summary

Alexander Bednar was a disbarred Oklahoma attorney who, when confronted with a state court hearing to uncover assets following a foreclosure proceeding and . . .

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Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Middle District of Tennessee (Nashville)

Henry E. Hildebrand, III has served as Standing Trustee for Chapter 13 matters in the Middle District of Tennessee since 1982 and as Standing Chapter 12 Trustee for that district since 1986. He also is of counsel to the Nashville law firm of Belcher Sykes Harrington, PLLC. Mr. Hildebrand graduated from Vanderbilt University and received his J.D. from the National Law Center of George Washington University. He is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and the Nashville Bar Foundation. He is Board Certified in consumer bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification and serves on its faculty committee. He is Chairman of the Legislative and Legal Affairs Committee for the National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees (NACTT). He is on the Board of Directors for the NACTT Academy for Consumer Bankruptcy Education, Inc. and is an adjunct faculty member for the Nashville School of Law and St. Johns University School of Law. In addition, he served as a commissioner to the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy.

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