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, 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).
Cross-referenced to other Collier bankruptcy publications.
First published in 1988.
1 Volume; Looseleaf; updated with revisions.
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