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A person to whom a contract is given or sold. For example, if Bob sells a futures contract to Joe, or alternately allows Joe to take over the lease on Bob's apartment, Joe is the assignee. While assigning contracts is common, not all contracts are transferable. See also: Assignor.
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One to whom a contract or lease has been assigned.See assign.

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The association feared that third-party assignees would discontinue paying subsequent taxes and interest on properties sold via tax lien auction, requiring municipalities to bear the expense of a new taking.
If a potential assignee and third parties affected by an assignment cannot determine with certainty which State's substantive rules will apply to their rights, they must take account of the choice of law rules of all States where a dispute may potentially arise and then attempt to adjust to the legal risks arising under all potentially applicable laws.
New York also uses the word "assignee" in its charging order statute [N.Y.
While the assignee's usage of transactive memory is ultimately rooted in his/her ability to access knowledge consequent to their understanding of where and with whom knowledge exists, this ability should not be solely understood as required, or of value, due to the absence of information in the host unit.
Drawing from the initial analysis, there were three principle themes that emerged repeatedly within the assignee and the human resources cohort respectively: a mixed view of the value of mentoring/sponsorship program in practice which is aimed at undergirding post repatriation role decision-making; the absence of principally formal processes and systems to facilitate the use of learning and knowledge from repatriate experience; and finally the tactical use of international assignments in place of a more strategic stance on knowledge sharing and transfer following repatriation.
The mechanics work as follows: After the tax return is filed, the hypothetical tax is figured considering only income and deduction items that the assignee would have incurred had he or she stayed in the United States.
New Jersey Statute 2A: 19-3 says: "If any person being insolvent or in contemplation of insolvency shall, within four months before the making of a general assignment, and with the intention of preferring any creditor or person under liability for him, mortgage, pledge, assign, pay or transfer any of his property, or procure or suffer any of his property to be taken, attached or levied upon, or any lien or encumbrance to be acquired thereon by legal process or otherwise, such preferential transaction shall be void as against the assignee. The assignee may recover the property given by way of preference, or the value thereof, from the person so receiving the same or so benefited thereby."
The issue before the court of appeal is whether the trial court erred in entering judgment on the pleadings in favor of TIS on the ground that the Assignees would not be entitled to recover any compensatory damages at trial.
assignee [could] act more quickly; the assignee [was] likely to be more
Le Vice ministre de la Defense Nationale, Chef d'Etat Major de l'ANP, le General du Corps d'Armee Ahmed Gaid Salah , a appele Jeudi 25 Juillet, ses troupes ,a se conformer au strict respect de la responsabilite dans l'accomplissement des missions assignees et a preserver votre reputation et l'image honorable de votre Armee et de votre Patrie.