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By Professor Nancy Rapoport

Dear Readers:

I just finished reading a disgorgement case (In re D’Arata, Case No. 18-10524-shl, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, Docket No. 39.) Although D’Arata is a chapter 7 case, you might be interested in the Court’s take on appearance counsel.

In this case, the first appearance counsel (yes, there was more than one) showed up at the 341 without knowing anything about the debtor’s situation, which had included the debtor’s claim that his counsel (not the . . .

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