Howrey LLP

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Case Number:

3:11-bk-31376

Court:

California Northern

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  1. July 17, 2017

    9th Circ. OKs Partial Disallowance Of Fees In Howrey Case

    A California bankruptcy court was right to slash fee payments to McGrane LLP over ethical lapses and costly flights of fancy in its work representing creditors of long-defunct Howrey LLP, the Ninth Circuit has affirmed, bringing an end to McGrane’s yearslong bid to undo the public rebuke.

  2. January 9, 2017

    Howrey Trustee Aims To Collect From 2 More Ex-Partners

    Howrey LLP’s trustee filed two new cases against former partners of the long-defunct firm over unpaid tax obligations, claiming in a pair of adversary proceedings Monday that the European partners had skipped out on their payments and contractual obligations.

  3. June 14, 2016

    Howrey Trustee Diamond McCarthy Seeks $8M Fee Approval

    Diamond McCarthy LLP sought final approval Monday from a New York bankruptcy judge for more than $8.3 million in fees and expenses related to its years-long work winding down Howrey LLP, which closed in 2011 after years of declining profits and partner defections.

  4. March 25, 2016

    Arnstein & Lehr OK'd To Rep Howrey Bankruptcy Trustee

    A California bankruptcy judge on Friday approved Arnstein & Lehr LLP to serve as special counsel to the Chapter 7 trustee of Howrey LLP,  finding the Chicago-based firm would not present any conflicting interests in the ongoing bankruptcy process.

  5. March 16, 2016

    Howrey Bankruptcy Deals Over Unpaid Rent Get Sign-Off

    A California bankruptcy court Wednesday signed off on settlements between the Chapter 7 trustee for defunct law firm Howrey LLP and several creditors seeking unpaid rent, including the Dewey & LeBoeuf Liquidation Trust and U.S. Bank NA.

  6. November 16, 2015

    Howrey Bankruptcy Case Converted To Ch. 7

    The bankruptcy of failed law firm Howrey LLP was granted conversion to a Chapter 7 liquidation on Friday in California federal court, according to court records, a move that was considered likely after real estate obligations made moving forward in Chapter 11 a challenge.

  7. November 9, 2015

    Howrey Conversion To Ch. 7 Likely Over Rent Claims Impasse

    A California bankruptcy judge has indicated he will grant a request to convert Howrey LLP's bankruptcy case into a Chapter 7 liquidation later this week after the trustee overseeing the shuttered law firm and its creditors told the court that he couldn't reach a deal related to former landlords' rent claims.

  8. November 5, 2015

    McGrane Fights $5M In Howrey Bankruptcy Payouts

    McGrane LLP urged a California bankruptcy court Wednesday to hold off on letting now-defunct Howrey LLP’s trustee make $5 million in payments to counsels and creditors, arguing a Ninth Circuit appeal of McGrane's fees reduction is bound to affect the distribution.

  9. November 4, 2015

    Howrey Trustee Settles With Jones Day Partner

    A former Howrey LLP partner gave up $110,000 in claims against the failed firm and agreed to pay the Howrey estate $950, allowing the current Jones Day partner to avoid a potential clawback suit under a deal filed Wednesday in California bankruptcy court.

  10. October 21, 2015

    Howrey Creditors' Former Atty Can't Contest Slashed Fees

    A California federal judge on Monday affirmed a bankruptcy judge’s reduction of an attorney’s fees after holding that he breached his ethical duty following his withdrawal as co-counsel for the official committee of unsecured creditors of defunct Howrey LLP and subsequent counseling of individual creditors.