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Post date: Monday, March 09, 2020

A recent decision by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Utah[1] is a cautionary tale for senior-level employees that are considering leaving their employment and taking employees and business to a competitor. It is also a primer for an employer who has to pursue its claim against the departing employee in bankruptcy court.

Post date: Monday, March 09, 2020

Earlier this year, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit considered whether the Bankruptcy Code bars a creditor from asserting an unsecured claim for attorneys’ fees incurred post-petition but provided for in a pre-petition contract.

Post date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
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Tara E. Nauful

The Ethics and Professional Compensation Committee has had a busy and productive 2019. As evidenced by our steadily increasing membership, the committee is a valuable resource for insolvency professionals interested in keeping abreast of current and important issues involving ethics and professional compensation in the bankruptcy field. These are some of the highlights from this year:

Post date: Monday, January 13, 2020

This is Part 2 of an article about the Lorick case,[1] concerning the disposition of the proceeds of the bankruptcy sale of a valuable property in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, in which Wells Fargo was an oversecured creditor.

Post date: Monday, January 13, 2020
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Timothy J. Anzenberger

A recent decision by Judge Isicoff is a reminder that both (1) fee agreements in bankruptcy court are governed by state rules of professional responsibility, and (2) attorneys must read those rules carefully when drafting agreements.

Post date: Thursday, August 15, 2019

A debtor’s attorney may be compensated or reimbursed from the estate if his fees or costs constitute an administrative expense under § 503(a).

Post date: Thursday, August 15, 2019

In Law Solutions Chicago LLC v. United States Trustee (In re Banks),[1] the Fifth Circuit upheld multiple sanctions against a national consumer bankruptcy law firm for misleading and neglecting clients.

Post date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019

         Does § 327(e) apply to a chapter 13 debtor’s request to employ special counsel? In In re Blume,[1] the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan concluded it does not.

Post date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019

            In Easley v. Collection Service of Nevada,[1] the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit permitted the debtors to recover attorneys’ fees and costs incurred while appealing fees awarded for a willful violation of the automatic stay pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 362(k)(1).

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Mr. Timothy James Anzenberger
Co-Chair
Adams and Reese LLP
Ridgeland, MS
(601) 292-0715

Ms. Sarah Primrose
Co-Chair
King & Spalding
Atlanta, GA
(404) 572-2734

Mr. Carson Heninger
Communications Manager
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Salt Lake City, UT
(801) 478-6914

Ms. B. Summer Chandler
Education Director
LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center
Panama City Beach, FL
(404) 307-2754

Mr. Adam D. Herring
Newsletter Editor
U.S. Department of Justice
Atlanta, DC
(202) 834-3482

Ms. Victoria A. Guilfoyle
Special Projects Leader
Blank Rome LLP
Wilmington, DE
(302) 425-6400

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