Professional Compensation/Fees

Eighth Circuit BAP Approves the Amount of Bifurcated Fees Paid After Filing

Courts are continuing to grapple with bifurcated fee arrangements allowing chapter 7 debtors to pay the entire fee after filing.
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Standards Laid Down for Bifurcated Fee Arrangement in the Southern District of Florida

Local or state bar groups should work up standard-form retainer agreements and disclosures to facilitate bifurcated fee arrangements.

Acevedo Doesn’t Bar Compensation for Services Before Entry of a Retention Order

So long as there was no delay in filing the retention application, Judge Tighe identified statutory and practical reasons for allowing compensation for services rendered before entry of a retention order.

Circuits Are Now Split on the Constitutionality of the 2018 Increase in U.S. Trustee Fees

The Second Circuit split with the Fourth and Fifth Circuits by holding that the increase in fees for the U.S. Trustee system was unconstitutional because it was not imposed simultaneously in the two states with bankruptcy administrators.
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