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Pursuing Greenberg Traurig for Malpractice

There is interesting news out today (see News Articles and the links below) concerning Greenberg Traurig’s role in the Heller Ehrman dissolution last year.

Basically: Greenberg should have run a UCC search when they signed Heller on as a client and should have discovered that Bank of America had cancelled its security interest in the Heller line of credit.  This seems to be a standard practice of most firms in taking on a new client or pursuing a new matter.

It was not until the attorneys for one of Heller Ehrman’s landlords discovered the UCC issue.

So now, not only does Greenberg Traurig seem ripe for a malpractice suit from either the Unsecured Creditors Committee and/or other parties, but should someone be going after any errors and omissions insurance carried by Heller?

Lawyers Beware, Malpractice-Allegation Week is Here! – WSJ Law Blog

Greenberg Traurig Faces Investigation Over Heller Ehrman Representation – The AmLaw Daily

Greenberg Traurig Faces Malpractice Questions in Heller Representation – The ABA Journal

The Morning Wrap – The BLT: The Blog of the Legal Times

Greenberg Traurig in Hot Water Over Representation of Heller – The Recorder via

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