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Subject Matter Jurisdiction and Abstention in Legal Malpractice actions brought by a Bankruptcy Debtor – Part 2

by Butler Snow LLP on

Part 1 of this blog series examined a bankruptcy court’s subject matter jurisdiction over a debtor’s legal malpractice claims. Recognizing that bankruptcy courts typically retain related to jurisdiction over legal...more

Bill on Bankruptcy: Fee Agreement Puts Law Firm In Trustee's Sights

by Bloomberg Law on

Jan. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Law firm Kaye Scholer LLP and financial advisor Capstone Advisory Group LLC are in the sights of a U.S. Trustee aiming to claw back $12 million for an undisclosed agreement to share fees awarded in...more

Want to hire a cheap lawyer, watch out! (Part 2)

by George Bourguignon on

If you are in decision making process of which attorney or law firm to hire, this post informs you of an important point that will help you make that decision. So before you engage that all important counsel, you should read...more

Resources for New Bankruptcy Practitioners

by Beverly Michaelis on

Important resources for lawyers who are new to the practice of bankruptcy....more

Protecting a Law Firm’s Crown Jewels

by Jerome Kowalski on

Here’s a real shocker for you: When a partner leaves a healthy law firm, he and his or her new firm can be required to return to his or her old law firm the profits made the cases he or she brings along. These obligations...more

Next Battlefield in Dewey Liquidation: Pursuing Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims

by Jerome Kowalski on

Dewey & LeBoeuf’s inglorious galactic implosion changes all of the rules; it was not too big to fail, it was, however, far too big and corroded to fail in the relatively orderly way others before it failed. The next...more

American Bar Association - Resolution by House of Delegates

Opposition to the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act, P .L. 109-8 ("BAPCPA")

by Marc S. Stern on

This is the Resolution that the American Bar Association House of Delegates unanimously passed on August 4, 2009. RESOLVED, that the American Bar Association opposes the provisions in the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and...more

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