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Post date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The chapter 7 trustee, in a July 2018 ruling, was denied compensation for services that were held to be “customary and statutory duties” that provided no further benefit to the bankruptcy estate and were not outside of those normal duties.

Post date: Monday, December 10, 2018

In In re D’Arata,[1] the bankruptcy court ordered debtor’s counsel to disgorge the fee he received to represent the debtor in a chapter 7 case. The court also discussed and cautioned against the use of appearance counsel.


Post date: Tuesday, August 14, 2018

In In re Cummings,[1] the chapter 12 debtors, who successfully confirmed their chapter 12 plan of reorganization, objected to their attorneys’ application for compensation and reimbursement of expenses.

Post date: Tuesday, August 14, 2018

An April ruling by Hon. Mary Jo Heston of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington in Tacoma addressed a fairly complicated and nuanced administrative expense request, ultimately adopting the view — contrary to at least two circuits — that substantial contribution claims are allowable in chapter 7 bankruptcy cases. In re Maust Transport Inc., Ch. 7 Case No.

Post date: Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Many lawyers may have dealt with a challenging neighbor in their personal lives, but it is fair to say that few have dealt with a difficult neighbor challenging their retentions in their professional lives. However, the U.S.

Post date: Tuesday, May 01, 2018

A cautionary tale in the failure to have written fee agreements and maintain good records of client interactions is evidenced in a recent court decision out of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Post date: Tuesday, May 01, 2018

In In re Tuscany Energy,[1] the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida recently addressed the issue of whether a pre-petition retainer paid to a debtor’s attorney from an account encumbered by a security interest remains subject to the creditor’s lien.

Post date: Tuesday, May 01, 2018

In a recent ruling by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York, the court ordered the disgorgement of fees paid to the debtors’ counsel, finding that while “no counsel can guarantee success of a case when it is undertaken … the fee allowed must be reasonable for the services actually rendered as they were rendered”.

Post date: Tuesday, May 01, 2018


Fri, 2016-04-15

Beware of the Traps: Ethical and Fiduciary Issues for Committee Members and Professionals

Fri, 2015-04-17

Trustee Selection in Commercial Bankruptcy Cases: Who Wins the Battle to Control the Estate?

Ms. Tara E. Nauful
Beal, LLC
Columbia, SC
(803) 750-5586

Ms. B. Summer Chandler
Concordia University School of Law
Boise, FL
(208) 639-5468

Mr. Patrick A. Clisham
Education Director
Engelman Berger, PC
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 222-4968

Ms. Alexandra Schnapp
Newsletter Editor
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Georgia
Atlanta, GA
(404) 215-1005

Mr. Gregory M. Taube
Special Projects Leader
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
Atlanta, GA
(404) 322-6144

Mr. Sean Markham
Communications Manager
Markham Law Firm, LLC
Mount Pleasant, SC
(843) 284-3646

Mrs. Abigail B. Willie
Membership Relations Director
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Missouri
Saint Louis, MO
(314) 244-4512