In re McEver (07-53256)
The Chapter 11 debtor filed an application asking the court to approve the employment of David Judah as attorney for the debtor under 11 U.S.C. § 327(a). The United States trustee argued that Mr. Judah was not a disinterested person because an attorney in Mr. Judah's law firm was an officer of a corporation that was owned by the debtor. The court held that Mr. Judah was not disqualified from representing the debtor. The court noted that the corporation had a legal existence separate and apart from its officers and shareholders.