Collier Compensation, Employment and Appointment of Trustees and Professionals in Bankruptcy Cases

A complete examination of the Code provisions, case law and current practice trends relevant to the compensation of attorneys, trustees and other professionals involved in bankruptcy cases.
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A complete examination of the Code provisions, case law and current practice trends relevant to the compensation of attorneys, trustees and other professionals involved in bankruptcy cases, including ethical restrictions on employment and new requirements under local rules or administrative orders. Discusses retainer payments in business cases under chapters 7 and 11 of the Code, compensation in consumer and family farmer cases under chapters 7, 12 and 13, and discussion of "zero down payment" retention agreements, limited scope of representation agreements and affidavits of disinterestedness. Contains substantive analysis as well as strategic and practical guidance, sample retainer agreements and United States Trustee Guidelines for reviewing applications for compensation and employment. Includes provisions revised or added pursuant to the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, Pub. L. No. 109-8 (2005).

Coverage includes:

  • Preparation for questions that may arise regarding fee claims
  • Advice for avoiding pitfalls such as conflicts of interest
  • Forms and charts for maintaining adequate records of services rendered

    Cross-referenced to other Collier bankruptcy publications.

    First published in 1988.

    1 Volume; Looseleaf; updated with revisions.

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    Table of Contents

    CHAPTER 1 The Employment of Professional Persons 

    CHAPTER 1A The Appointment and Removal of United States Trustees, Assistant United States Trustees, Panel and Standing

    CHAPTER 2 Retainer Payments in Business Cases

    CHAPTER 3 Compensation in Consumer and Family Farmer and Fisherman Cases

    CHAPTER 4 Final Compensation

    APPENDIX 4 UNITED STATES TRUSTEE GUIDELINES FOR REVIEWING APPLICATIONS FOR COMPENSATION AND REIMBURSEMENT OF EXPENSES

    CHAPTER 5 Interim Compensation

    CHAPTER 6 The Compensation of Trustees in Business Cases

    CHAPTER 7 Compensation for Services and Reimbursement of Expenses for Persons Whose Employment Has Not Been Approved by the Court

    CHAPTER 8 Secured Claims

    CHAPTER 9 Loss of Compensation and the Award of Costs and Attorney's Fees as Sanctions

    CHAPTER 10 Appeals