The Association for California Receivers

The California Receivers Forum (“Forum”) is a non-profit organization formed in 1996 by interested receivers, attorneys, accountants, real estate brokers, property managers and other insolvency professionals with support from the Los Angeles Superior Court, to address the needs and concerns of receivers, to facilitate communication between the receivership community and the courts, and to promote the receivership profession and raise the level of receiver professionalism throughout the state.

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What Is A Receiver?

A receiver is an officer of the Court, appointed by a State or Federal Court, under a Court Order, to hold assets in Custodia Legis, ie: in the custody of the Court, or to specifically deal with such assets in strict compliance with the Court Order.  The receiver is often appointed to protect, preserve and maintain the assets until the court makes its determination on the underlying case, and stands in the shoes of the owners of the assets to protect and optimize the assets value.

A receiver is usually nominated by plaintiff’s counsel in their moving papers, although the parties can also stipulate to the appointment of a receiver.  A receiver may be appointed in a variety of situations including default under a loan, partnership disputes in operating businesses, rents and profits on real property, in municipal health and safety cases, and in post-judgment enforcement.

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The California Receivers Forum is a place where receivership professionals can gain education and share knowledge and network with other receivers and industry professionals to more successfully carry out their often complex duties.

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The California Receivers Forum is a statewide organization created to promote professionalism and the ethical administration of receivership practice by providing educational programs and materials; promoting the exchange of information and discussion of issues of importance to members and to the Courts; disseminating useful and instructive articles and ideas; and when appropriate, making recommendations concerning legislation relevant to receivership practice.


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