Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1996

Abstract

The presence of recourse in the sale of a financial asset is generally thought to jeopardize the "true sale" treatment of the sale, especially in the event of the seller's bankruptcy. This article examines the existing law and concludes that a transfer that qualifies as a sale under state law should be treated as a sale even if the buyer retains recourse to the seller, so long as recourse is limited to warranting that the asset will perform in accordance with its terms.