Ethics And Professional Compensation Committee


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).

Post date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019

         Concluding long and contentious litigation, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed a determination by the U.S.

Post date: Thursday, January 17, 2019

What expenses can an oversecured creditor tack on to its claim, and what expenses related to the sale of a mortgaged property can be surcharged against the claims of such a creditor?


Ms. B. Summer Chandler
LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center
Baton Rouge, LA
(404) 307-2754

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Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
Atlanta, GA
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Communications Manager
Reed Smith LLP
Houston, TX
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Education Director
Pierson Ferdinand LLP
Jacksonville, FL
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Ms. Hayley J. Franklin
Newsletter Editor
Stewart Robbins Brown & Altazan
Baton Rouge, LA
(225) 571-8414

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