Lawyer-Executor Compensation for Legal and Non-Legal Tasks

Executor commissions and attorney fees paid to deceased lawyer who did not complete administration of estate were reduced by fees paid to accountant, and further reduced from $121,000 (more than 5% of $1.16 million estate) to $44,000 to apply different rates to legal services and “ordinary tasks” that someone not trained in law could perform.  Blackmore Estate, 6 Fid.Rep.3rd 250 (O.C. Lackawanna Co. 3/15/2016).

(For earlier opinion ordering deceased lawyer’s son to provide additional information about the work done by his father, see Blackmore Estate, 6 Fid.Rep.3d 170 (O.C. Lackawanna Co. 3/8/2016).

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