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In re: Thelen LLP, 136

In response to the certified question from the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit: 1) for purposes of administering a related bankruptcy, a dissolved law firm's pending hourly fee matters are not partnership "property" or "unfinished business" within the meaning of New York's Partnership Law; and 2) a law firm does not own a client or an engagement, and is only entitled to be paid for services actually rendered.

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  • Decided 07/01/2014
  • Published 07/01/2014


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