Castle Arch Real Estate Investment Company, LLC
Case #11-35082 JTM (Lead Case)

Affiliated Entities

Case #11-32237 - CAOP Managers, LLC
Case #11-35240 - Castle Arch Opportunity Partners I, LLC
Case #11-35241 - Castle Arch Opportunity Partners II, LLC
Case #11-35242 - Castle Arch Kingman, LLC
Case #11-35246 - Castle Arch Smyrna, LLC
Case #11-35243 - Castle Arch Secured Development Fund, LLC
(Jointly Administered)


URGENT UPDATE

TOOELE PROPERTY HIGHER AND/OR BETTER PROPOSED BID DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 7, 2015 – On November 6, 2015, the Trustee entered into a Purchase Agreement with Pinehurst Partners, LP ("Pinehurst") for approximately 350 acres of land and rights to 489 acre-fee of water. The terms of the sale include: (a) purchase price of $2,266,810 for the land and $2,200,500 for the water rights; (b) an initial deposit in the amount of $15,000 to be held in escrow (non-refundable unless Buyer is not determined to be the highest and best offeror); (c) due diligence period through March 4, 2016; (d) additional non-refundable deposit of $25,000 upon expiration of the due diligence period; (f) Trustee has right to continue to market the property to backup offers; (g) buyer will file an appropriate water change application relating to the water by no later than ten days of approved Bankruptcy Court order; (h) sale will be free and clear of liens, claims, encumbrances and interests pursuant to 11 U.S.C. §§363(b) and (f); (i) sale is "as is" without representations or warranties of any kind; and (j) buyer may proceeds with purchase pursuant to an Internal Revenue Code § 1031 exchange. A motion seeking approval of the sale was submitted to the Bankruptcy Court on November 20, 2015. Any Party interested in submitting a Higher and/or Better offer must submit a competing offer prior to December 7, 2015. All completing offers must be: (1) made in writing; (2) submitted to the Liquidating Trustee through his counsel at seim.nathan@dorsey.com prior to the expiration of the Higher and/or Better deadline; and (3) accompanied by a cash deposit in the amount of $50,000 and evidence of ability to perform. The Liquidating Trustee will not consider any offer that does not meet the requirements of a qualified bid, and the Liquidating Trustee will not consider any offers for only the Tooele land or only the Tooele water. The Motion can be found under the Filings and Asset pages on this website.

On November 13, 2015, the Trustee of the CAOP II Trust made a third distribution to preferred investors holding Class C5 equity interests as identified in the confirmed Plan. This payment represents a third distribution of 11.49% of the allowed Class C5 equity interests. The total distributions to date total 45.96% of the allowed Class C5 equity interests. Enclosed with the distribution checks was an important notification that should be read immediately. This notification indicates that the distribution checks have been prepared and issued based on the information contained in the amended Bankruptcy Schedules, tax returns, and other Debtor records. The Trustee has made efforts to issue the distribution checks to the correct payee. However, due to missing, incomplete, or erroneous records of the Debtor, the distribution check may not be issued to the appropriate Individual Retirement Account ("IRA") or other qualified retirement plan administrator. If your CAOP II investment is held in an IRA or other qualified retirement plan and the initial distribution check has not been issued directly to your IRA or retirement plan administrator, the check should be forwarded immediately to your IRA or retirement plan administrator for immediate deposit into your IRA or other qualified retirement plan account, to avoid potential tax liability and early distribution penalties. Please consult your IRA, qualified plan administrator, or tax advisor for further advice. The timing of distributions, if any, to the creditors and investors of the Legacy Debtors and CAOP I will be dependent on the liquidation of remaining assets and resolution of outstanding claims. Given the nature of the remaining assets and complexity of certain claims of the Legacy Debtors and CAOP I, this process could take a significant amount of time to complete.

On May 3, 2012, D. Ray Strong was appointed as the Chapter 11 Trustee (‘Trustee") for the bankruptcy estate of Castle Arch Real Estate Investment Company, LLC. Upon his appointment, the Chapter 11 Trustee also became the Manager of the other affiliated Debtors.

On September 29, 2012, the Trustee filed with the Bankruptcy Court: (1) a proposed Disclosure Statement for Chapter 11 Trustee’s Plan of Liquidation Dated September 29, 2012 (the "Proposed Disclosure Statement"); and (2) the proposed Chapter 11 Trustee’s Plan of Liquidation Dated September 29, 2012 (the "Proposed Plan").

On October 11, 2012, the Trustee filed a Motion to approve the adequacy of information in the Proposed Disclosure Statement and his proposed procedures for soliciting votes on the Proposed Plan. Prior to the objection deadline, five objections were filed with the Court on November 26, 2012. The preliminary hearing for this Motion was heard on December 3, 2012 at 2:00 pm. At the hearing, a final hearing for the Proposed Disclosure Statement was set for January 31, 2013. As a result of the responses by several parties, the Trustee determined in his business judgment to address the substantive consolidation issues prior to finalizing the Amended Proposed Disclosure Statement and seeking confirmation of his Proposed Plan. A motion for substantive consolidation of CAREIC, CAOP Managers, CAK, CAS, CASDF, and a Castle Arch Star Valley, LLC was filed by the Trustee on December 28, 2012. The hearing for the substantive consolidation motion was held on January 31, 2013. As a result of the hearing, the motion was approved by the Court. On February 8, 2012, the Court entered an Order and Findings of Fact granting substantive consolidation. On February 25, 2013, the Trustee filed an Amended Proposed Disclosure Statement. The final hearing on the adequacy of the Amended Proposed Disclosure Statement was held on March 21, 2013. At this hearing, the Bankruptcy Court approved the adequacy of the Amended Proposed Disclosure Statement with some additional modifications presented at the hearing. As a result, the revised First Amended Disclosure Statement was prepared (See below link) and served on parties of interest along with the revised Plan and individual voting ballots. The deadline for return of voting ballots was May 13, 2013. The Trustee received sufficient votes in support of the Plan and no objections were filed in opposition to the confirmation of the Plan. The confirmation hearing for the Plan was held on May 30, 2013 and the Court executed an Order confirming the Plan on June 7, 2013. As a result, the Plan became effective on July 22, 2013. Below are various key documents relating to the confirmation of the Plan.

On October 2, 2013, the Trustee of the CAOP II Trust made an initial distribution to preferred investors holding Class C5 equity interests as identified in the confirmed Plan. This initial payment represents a distribution of 22.98% of the allowed Class C5 equity interests. Enclosed with the distribution checks was an important notification that should be read immediately. This notification indicates that the distribution checks has been prepared and issued based on the information contained in the amended Bankruptcy Schedules, tax returns, and other Debtor records. The Trustee has made efforts to issue the distribution checks to the correct payee. However, due to missing, incomplete, or erroneous records of the Debtor, the initial distribution check may not be issued to the appropriate Individual Retirement Account ("IRA") or other qualified retirement plan administrator. If your CAOP II investment is held in an IRA or other qualified retirement plan and the initial distribution check has not been issued directly to your IRA or retirement plan administrator, the check should be forwarded immediately to your IRA or retirement plan administrator for immediate deposit into your IRA or other qualified retirement plan account, to avoid potential tax liability and early distribution penalties. Please consult your IRA, qualified plan administrator, or tax advisor for further advice.

The timing of distributions, if any, to the creditors and investors of the Legacy Debtors and CAOP I will be dependent on the liquidation of remaining assets and resolution of outstanding claims. Given the nature of the remaining assets and complexity of certain claims of the Legacy Debtors and CAOP I, this process could take a significant amount of time to complete.

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Last Updated 12/7/2015 7:11:00 PM