Campbellton-Graceville Hospital Corporation seeks authorization from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Florida to employ Berger Singerman LLP as counsel, nunc pro tunc to the petition date.
The Debtor requires Berger Singerman to:
a. advise the Debtor with respect to its powers and duties as debtor in possession and the continued management of its business operations;
b. advise the Debtor with respect to its responsibilities in complying with the United States Trustee’s Operating Guidelines and Reporting Requirements and with the rules of the Court;
c. prepare motions, pleadings, orders, applications, adversary proceedings, and other legal documents necessary in the administration of this chapter 11 case;
d. protect the interests of the Debtor in all matters pending before the Court; and
e. represent the Debtor in negotiations with their creditors and in the preparation of a plan.
Berger Singerman will be paid at these hourly rates:
Brian G. Rich $470
Pamela C. Marsh $485
Associates and Of-Counsel $295-$600
Legal Assistants/Paralegal $85-$235
On October 28, 2016, Berger Singerman received a retainer in the amount of $5,000.00, which was deposited into the firm’s trust account, in connection with its representation of CGHC with respect to an internal investigation. On January 23, 2017, Berger Singerman received a retainer from the Debtor in the amount of $100,000.00, which was deposited into its trust account, in connection with restructuring matters. On May 3, 2017, Berger Singerman received the sum of $24,274.52 from the Debtor, in payment of pre-petition fees in the amount of $24,208.00 and expenses in the amount of $66.52, incurred by Berger Singerman as of April 30, 2017. On May 3, 2017, Berger Singerman received a second retainer from the Debtor in the amount of $57,470.00 with respect to restructuring matters, which was deposited into its trust account.
On May 5, 2017, prior to the commencement of this case, Berger Singerman applied the sum of $10,093.75 from the $162,470.00 being held in its trust account, toward payment in full of all pre-petition fees and expenses the firm incurred. As of the filing of this case, the sum of $152,376.25 remains in the trust account of Berger Singerman, which will be held by the firm as security for the fees and costs.
Brian G. Rich, Esq., member of the law firm of Berger Singerman LLP, assured the Court that the firm is a “disinterested person” as the term is defined in Section 101(14) of the Bankruptcy Code, and does not represent any interest adverse to the Debtor and its estates.
Berger Singerman can be reached at:
Brian G. Rich, Esq.
Berger Singerman LLP
313 North Monroe Street, Suite 301
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Tel. (850) 561-3010
Fax (850) 561-3013
About Campbellton-Graceville Hospital
Campbellton-Graceville Hospital Corporation filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition (Bankr. N.D.Fla. Case No. 17-40185) on April 17, 2017. Hon. Karen K. Specie presides over the case. Berger Singerman LLP represents the Debtor as counsel.
In its petition, the Debtor estimated $1 million to $10 million in assets and $1 million to $10 million to $50 million in liabilities. The petition was signed by Marshall Glade of GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group, LLC, chief restructuring officer.