State Law Receiverships as a Bankruptcy Alternative and a Necessity for Cannabis-Related BusinessesRead Time: 1 min
Receiverships under state law have become an increasingly popular and meaningful alternative to bankruptcy, specifically when there are events of fraud, misappropriations of assets, and related regulatory-body involvement.
On Wednesday, January 24, Member Heidi Urness (Seattle) will join a panel on “State Law Receiverships as a Bankruptcy Alternative and a Necessity for Cannabis-Related Businesses” during the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Caribbean Insolvency Symposium in Rio Mar, Puerto Rico. The panel will examine the basics of such receiverships and, given the current state of federal law (which excludes cannabis-related businesses from bankruptcy), will use the cannabis industry as an example to discuss the details, benefits, and potential pitfalls of state court receiverships for highly regulated businesses. The panelists also will explore the Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act.