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This article evaluates which type of retainer agreement gives attorneys the best chance to preemptively shield their retainer fees before a client ends up in bankruptcy or the Department of Justice seizes and forfeits the client’s assets.
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By Daniel A. Lowenthal
Cases interpreting Chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code after it was enacted in 2005 often addressed basic issues, such as whether a foreign debtor must have property in the U.S to file a case there. But even when there’s no property in the U.S., there’s an easy remedy: the foreign administrator can deposit a retainer payment with its U.S. law firm.
By Michael L. Cook
A bankruptcy court preliminary injunction should be reviewable as of right because of Supreme Court precedent, the rulings of other courts and common sense.
By Francis J. Lawall and Marcy J. McLaughlin Smith
Many practitioners have been speculating as to how courts will address the potential remedy for the unconstitutional U.S. trustee fees imposed against Chapter 11 debtors pending in U.S. trustee districts under the 2017 amendment to 28 U.S.C. Section 1930.
By Dan Roe
Practitioners Weigh In
If anyone was holding out hope for a tidal wave of corporate bankruptcies in 2022, it’s time to abandon ship. If that was part of your 2023 budget, don’t get on the ship altogether.