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Ethanex Firm To Determine Shareholders

Ethanex Firm To Determine Shareholders

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EHTE doc in regard to law firm being hired to determine EHTE shareholders.
EHTE doc in regard to law firm being hired to determine EHTE shareholders.

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IN THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURTFOR THE DISTRICT OF KANSASIn Re: )ETHANEX ENERGY, INC., ) Case No. 08-20645-7 RDB)Debtor. )
TRUSTEE’S APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT OF SPECIAL COUNSEL
COMES NOW the Trustee, Eric C. Rajala, and moves the Court for an order appointingand employing James P. Pryde (“Pryde”) and the law firm of Bryan Cave LLP (“Bryan Cave” –  jointly referred to as “Special Counsel”) as special counsel in the above-captioned bankruptcycase, effective as of the date of the filing of this Application. In support of his Application, theTrustee alleges and states as follows:1.Eric C. Rajala is the duly qualified and acting Chapter 7 Trustee in this case.2.The Trustee desires to employ Special Counsel to assist the Trustee indetermining the identities of the shareholders of the Debtor, and to assist the Trustee incomplying with SEC regulations and other applicable securities laws and regulations in thecourse of distributing dividends to the shareholders on behalf of the estate.3.Pryde and his partners and associates at Bryan Cave are attorneys licensed to practice law in the states of Missouri and/or Kansas.4.Based upon the affidavits attached hereto, the Trustee believes that Pryde and his partners and associates at Bryan Cave do not hold or represent any interest adverse to that of theTrustee or the estate, and that Pryde, Bryan Cave, and the partners and associates of Bryan Caveare disinterested persons within the meaning of 11 U.S.C. §101(14).5.The Trustee is informed that the current normal hourly billing rates of the BryanCave attorneys who will work on this matter are as follows:
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IN THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF KANSAS
 In Re: Ethanex Energy, Inc.
; Case No. 08-20645-7 RDBTRUSTEE’S APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT OF SPECIAL COUNSELPage 2
Partners $420 to $535 per hour;Associates $240 to $415 per hour; andLegal Assistants $180 to $220 per hour.It is contemplated that Special Counsel will seek compensation based upon normal and usualhourly billing rates. Other terms and conditions of the proposed employment are set forth inSpecial Counsel’s engagement letter, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit A.6.The address of Bryan Cave LLP is One Kansas City Place, 1200 Main St, Suite3500, Kansas City, MO 64105-2100, and its employer identification number is 43-0602162.7.To the best of the Trustee’s knowledge, all the connections of Pryde and BryanCave LLP with the Debtor, creditors, any other party in interest, their respective attorneys andaccountants, the United States Trustee, or any person employed in the office of the United StatesTrustee, are only as set forth in the accompanying affidavits.WHEREFORE, Eric C. Rajala, Chapter 7 Trustee, prays that he be authorized to employJames P. Pryde and the law firm of Bryan Cave LLP as special counsel to render services in theareas described above, with compensation to be paid as an administrative expense in suchamounts as this Court may hereinafter determine and allow, and for such other and further relief as this Court deems just and equitable.Respectfully submitted,s/ Eric C. RajalaEric C. Rajala, Chapter 7 TrusteeKansas Supreme Court No. 10082Metcalf Bank Bldg, Ste 34111900 College BlvdOverland Park, KS 66210-3939Telephone (913) 339-9806Facsimile (913) 339-6695eric@ericrajala.com
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