Leszek Dowgier

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What happens when a debtor, whose loan is pooled and securitized, files for bankruptcy? Are payments made to investors recoverable as fraudulent transfers or preferences? Until recently, no published court opinion addressed this issue.  However, in what is sure to be welcome news for investors in securitization vehicles, late last month, a Bankruptcy Court in Illinois shed light on the issue and ruled that such payments are in fact protected from avoidance. Specifically, the court…