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Welcome to the Information Website for the Receivership for Aequitas Management, LLC et al.
General Information:
On March 10, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) filed a Complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon against Aequitas Management, LLC , Aequitas Holdings, LLC, Aequitas Commercial Finance, LLC, Aequitas Capital Management, Inc., and Aequitas Investment Management, LLC (collectively “Receivership Defendants”), alleging violations of various federal securities laws. This case is pending before the Honorable Jolie A. Russo, civil case no. 16-cv-00438-JR.

Concurrently, the SEC also filed a Stipulated Motion for Preliminary Injunction and Appointment of a Receiver. The Court appointed Ronald Greenspan of FTI Consulting, Inc. as Receiver of the Receivership Defendants, and their subsidiaries and/or majority-owned affiliates. For more information, please view the Order Appointing Receiver.

Distribution Update: As of December 31, 2020, the Receiver substantially completed the second interim distribution on certain Allowed Administrative, Former-Employees, Convenience Class, and Defrauded Investor claims. Click here for the Court Order approving this distribution. Distributions to Defrauded Investors were made to counsel representing Albers, Wurster, and Pommier litigation groups, to investment custodians, or directly to Defrauded Investors, as applicable.

Receiver has completed the first interim distribution on certain Allowed Administrative, Convenience Class, and Former Employment Claims: Click here for the Court Order approving this distribution.

Notices in preparation for second distribution on certain claims: A copy of the Notice of Receiver’s (Second) Motion to Approve Classification of Certain Claims (Administrative, Former-Employees, Convenience Class, Defrauded Investors, Creditors, Individual Defendants, and Pass-Through Investors); and Allow and Approve Distributions on Account of Certain Claims was mailed to the last known mailing address of those Claimants whose claims are the subject of this Motion. Please see the Exhibits attached to the Declaration of Ronald F. Greenspan in connection with the Receiver’s Motion, which were filed with the Court on October 21, 2020.

Magistrate Judge Jolie A. Russo approves Receiver’s Distribution/Ponzi Determination Motion. Click here to review the Order, including the related Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law.

Update on Receiver’s response to COVID 19 crisis: Click here.

Aequitas Receivership Proposed Distribution Plan Filed: Click here to view the Motion to Approve the Receiver's Distribution Plan and Determination of a Ponzi Scheme. Please check the Order entered by the Court to review the related noticing, procedures, and deadlines.

Order Entered on Noticing, Procedures and Deadlines Regarding Receiver's Proposed Distribution Plan: Click here to view the Order Approving Form and Manner of Notice Regarding Approval of Proposed Distribution Plan and Ponzi Determination, Approving Procedures and Deadlines, Setting a Hearing and for Related Relief. Please review information in the Distribution Plan section for more details.

Aequitas Receivership’s Proof of Claim Procedures Established: Click here and review information in the Claims Process section for more details. It is important that you keep the Receiver updated with your current contact information. Please do so as needed by completing the Change of Information Form. The completed Change of Information Form must be sent to the Claims Agent by electronic mail, as an attachment in portable document format (.pdf) to Aequitas@epiqglobal.com.

Receiver Facilitates Settlement of PAG Litigation: Click here for more details.

Receiver Reaches a Settlement Relating to Corinthian Student Loans: The Receivership has successfully concluded negotiations with the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and several State Attorneys General, and reached a settled resolution with regard to the portfolio of loans receivable from former Corinthian Colleges Inc. student borrowers held by Campus Student Funding, LLC and related Aequitas Receivership companies. The settlement provides student borrowers with meaningful relief, while simultaneously preserving some value for the benefit of the Receivership Entity’s investors and creditors, and also ensures a final resolution that limits future claims against the Receivership Entity. The settlement was approved by the U.S. District Court on August 17, 2017. The Court motion, related settlement documents, and the Court Order can be found on this website at [Docket No. 492] and [Docket No. 493] and [Docket No. 495].

Receiver Ronald F. Greenspan's Report dated December 31, 2020 : Click here to view the December 31st Report and here to view the related Exhibits to the Report.

List of Receivership Entities: Click here to view a list of the affiliated entities.

Civil Court Documents: Click here to be view the publicly-accessible version of the Court Docket.

This site is intended to provide information to individuals who invested with or in the named defendants. You may also submit an inquiry via email using the Submit an Inquiry link. You may expect a response within five business days.

Important Dates, Deadlines & Documents Show All Dates

March 31, 2020
(10:00 a.m. (PT))

March 20, 2020

February 20, 2020

January 24, 2020

July 31, 2019

later of March 27, 2020 or 30 days after Court final ruling on dispositive motions

February 21, 2020

January 17, 2020

December 20, 2019

November 22, 2019

October 25, 2019 written consents October 25, 2019

October 25, 2019

April 15, 2016

March 25, 2016

March 16, 2016

March 10, 2016

Parties & Addresses

Court Address

U.S. District Court
Distirct of Oregon, Portland Division
Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse
1000 S.W. Third Ave.
Portland, OR 97204

Receiver and Attorneys' Addresses

Ronald F. Greenspan
FTI Consulting, Inc.
633 W. 5th Street, Suite 1600
Los Angeles, CA 90071-2027
T: (213) 689-1200
F: (213) 689-1220

Ivan B. Knauer, Esq.
Snell & Wilmer LLP
1101 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Suite 300
Washington, DC 20004
T: (202) 559-5055
F: (202) 688-2201

Brian M. Nichilo, Esq.
Pepper Hamilton, LLP
3000 Two Logan Square
18th and Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103
T: (215) 981-4000
F: (215) 981-4750

Troy D. Greenfield, Esq.
Joel A. Parker, Esq.
Jeffrey S. Eden, Esq.
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C.
1211 SW 5th Ave., Suite 1900
Pacwest Center
Portland, OR 97204
T: (503) 222- 9981
F: (503) 796-2900


Kurtzman Carson Consultants LLC ("KCC") maintains this website at the direction of the Receiver of the Receivership Defendants, and their subsidiaries and/or majority-owned affiliates. KCC maintains this website for the public's convenience and, while KCC makes every attempt to ensure the accuracy of the information contained herein, this website is not the website of the United States District Court and does not contain the complete, official record of the District Court. All documents filed with the Court are available for inspection at the United States District Court for the District of Oregon.