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Service of Process in Bankruptcy Proceedings: It's Different

By Julie Kaplan Zurn on September 21, 2021

As published in the September 2021 issue of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal.

Service of process in bankruptcy cases and in litigation commenced in Bankruptcy Court can be different and daunting for practitioners unfamiliar with the particularities of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure. In this article, Julie Kaplan Zurn and Lisa Whitacre highlight that although the Bankruptcy Rules make the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure applicable in many places, there are important differences, particularly in terms of service — a foundational hurdle practitioners must tackle correctly to obtain relief for their clients in Bankruptcy Court.

Whether an attorney is new to bankruptcy practice or a seasoned practitioner, reviewing the nuances of the rules governing service of process in Bankruptcy Courts is helpful to avoid some of the common pitfalls associated with obtaining proper service.

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