6 Steps to Ethical Unbundling of Bankruptcy Representation

By Cathy Moran, Esq. (Redwood City, CA)

No matter how many hoops the client dutifully jumped through, without adequate inquiry and communication, the bankruptcy attorney was slammed for unbundling his services.

The representation agreement at issue excluded representation in any adversary proceeding filed, as do most such agreements, I imagine.

The client initialed every paragraph of the 19-paged representation agreement, and the appeals court still sanctioned the attorney over the agreement.Turns out, a long agreement and the client’s . . .

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