Ms. Ps & Qs

By Professor Nancy Rapoport

Dear Readers:  It’s time for a grab-bag of questions, starting with this one:

While preparing for a 341 meeting recently, I came across a case where the debtor’s attorney had listed himself as a creditor on Schedule F!  Should I ask to see a conflict of interest waiver signed by the client?  Should I elicit some assurance from the attorney that he will not file a proof of claim in this case?  What are the other issues this situation creates?

I love thinking about conflicts of interest, so I . . .

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