Lienholder means a creditor whose claim or debt is secured by a specific right to obtain satisfaction against the particular property subject to forfeiture. A lien creditor qualifies as a lienholder if the lien:
(1) Was established by operation of law or contract;
(2) Was created as a result of an exchange of money, goods, or services; and
(3) Is perfected against the specific property forfeited for which remission or mitigation is sought (e.g., a real estate mortgage; a mechanic's lien).


28 CFR § 9.2

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