One of the first questions you’re likely asked once the bankruptcy court confirms your client’s Chapter 11 plan is: “When are distributions going out?” From opening bank accounts to obtaining payee tax information, third-party account agents facilitate and streamline processes to ensure smooth distribution.
Restructuring professionals have long touted the value of contingency planning as a prerequisite to the client’s smooth landing in Chapter 11. The considerations discussed in this article demonstrate that proper, proactive planning and coordination regarding distributions will go a long way toward enabling a similarly smooth exit from Chapter 11.
*This article was originally published in the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal. The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) is a multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan organization devoted to bankruptcy issues. The ABI has more than 12,000 members, representing all facets of the insolvency field. For more information, visit abi.org.