The signs of trouble were present at least three years ago. That’s when Deputy Attorney General Yeoryios Apallas first raised concerns that the lawyers working on the $500 million-plus estate of Larry Hillblom might see the case as a goose that would lay many a golden egg.

“Although we find the potential retention of Morrison & Foerster as new bank counsel refreshing, we wish to urge caution in the involvement of a 550-member law firm,” Apallas wrote in a Nov. 29, 1996, filing. “With that many mouths to feed, we doubt seriously that the estate will be getting a bargain for the services performed.”

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]