In Re: Thelen LLP, No. 12-4138 (2d Cir. 2013)Annotate this Case
This case arose when partners of the law firm Thelen LLP, a registered limited liability partnership governed by California law, voted to dissolve the firm. At issue was whether, for purposes of administering the firm's related bankruptcy, New York law treats a dissolved law firm's pending hourly fee matters as its property. The court certified controlling questions of law to the New York Court of Appeals, concluding that the court could not definitely answer the issue without the guidance of the state court.
The court issued a Revised version of this opinion on August 6, 2014.