Third-party release provisions are a common feature of almost every chapter 11 plan in large bankruptcy cases. Despite this, there has long been a split among bankruptcy courts and Circuit Courts of Appeal on the scope and permissibility of such third-party release provisions.
This case arises out of a dispute between J.C. Penney Properties, Inc., as predecessor in interest to J.C. Penney Corporation, Inc. (“JCP Properties”), and Klairmont Korners, LLC (“Klairmont”) regarding a ground lease and related sublease for commercial real estate (respectively, the “Lease” and the “Sublease”).
Debtor-in-possession financing is utilized when available and necessary in chapter 11 cases, and has come to play an integral role in the restructuring process. In this article, the authors begin by discussing DIP lenders, financing structure, and issues on exit financing.