Make sure your bankruptcy lawyer is not in a trustee’s cross-hairs

I am already rethinking my view, stated here earlier this week, that a bankruptcy lawyer’s experience level should not be the most important factor in a client’s decision of whom to hire to work on their case.

While I still wouldn’t rank it as the most important factor, the news that, on the West Coast, bankruptcy trustees are actively targeting inexperienced lawyers in order to make more money for themselves should give both lawyers and clients pause.

As I have written before, honesty is the best policy in bankruptcy law; when a debtor and his attorney both make a conscious effort to ensure that the forms and schedules are filled in accurately, no one will have to worry about any trustee being over-aggressive.

 

By Doug Beaton

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