Lowenstein Wins NJ Clients Access To Bankruptcy Counsel

By Andrew Strickler (August 15, 2014, 7:14 PM EDT) -- More people in New Jersey have access to pro bono assistance for their bankruptcies after Lowenstein Sandler LLP won a ruling from the state Supreme Court that representing such indigent clients was not a conflict for firms even if they also represent creditor companies.

The opinion published in July reversed a recent advisory committee decision that discouraged firms from such representations, raising hopes in the New Jersey pro bono community that new clarity on the ethical boundaries from the court will encourage more firms into backing indigent clients in Chapter 7 cases.

"I think this decision will have national significance because...

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