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  • 1. IN THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF DELAWAREIn re: Chapter 11Cordillera Golf Club, LLC, 1 Case No. 12-11893 (CSS) dba The Club at Cordillera, Hearing Date: July 27, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. (ET) Debtor. Objection Deadline: July 20, 2012 4:00 p.m. (ET) DEBTORS MOTION FOR AN ORDER AUTHORIZING THE DEBTOR TO RETAIN, EMPLOY, AND COMPENSATE CERTAIN PROFESSIONALS UTILIZED IN THE ORDINARY COURSE OF BUSINESS The above-captioned debtor and debtor in possession (the "Debtor") files thismotion (the "Motion") for entry of an order, substantially in the form attached hereto as ExhibitA (the "Proposed Order"), pursuant to sections 105(a), 327, 328, and 330 of title 11 of the UnitedStates Code, 11 U.S.C. §§ 101-1532 (the "Bankruptcy Code"), authorizing, but not directing, theDebtor to retain, employ, and compensate certain professionals utilized in the ordinary course ofbusiness. In support of this Motion, the Debtor respectfully states as follows: JURISDICTION 1. The Court has jurisdiction over this matter pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §§ 157and 1334 and the Amended Standing Order ofReference from the United States District Courtfor the District of Delaware, dated as of February 29, 2012. This is a core proceeding pursuantto 28 U.S.C. § 157(b)(2), and the Court may enter a final order consistent with Article III of theUnited States Constitution. Venue is proper in this Court pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §§ 1408 and1 The Debtor in this chapter 11 case, and the last four digits of its employer tax identification number, is: XX-XXX:l317. The corporate headquarters address for the Debtor is 97 Main Street, Suite E202, Edwards, CO 81632.01:12261385.5
  • 2. 1409. The statutory bases for the relief requested herein are sections 105(a), 327, 328, and 330of the Bankruptcy Code, Rules 2014 and 2016 of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure (the"Bankruptcy Rules"), and Rule 2014-1 ofthe Local Rules of Bankruptcy Practice and Procedureof the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (the "Local Rules"). BACKGROUND 2. On June 26, 2012 (the "Petition Date"), the Debtor filed a voluntarypetition for relief under chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. The Debtor has continued inpossession of its properties and has continued to operate and maintain its business as a debtor inpossession pursuant to sections 11 07(a) and 1108 of the Bankruptcy Code. 3. On July 6, 2012, the Office of the United States Trustee for the District ofDelaware (the "U.S. Trustee") appointed an official committee of unsecured creditors (the"Committee") [Docket No. 86]. No request has been made for the appointment of a trustee orexaminer in this case. 4. A description of the Debtors business, the reasons for commencing thischapter 11 case, and the relief sought from the Court to allow for a smooth transition into chapter11 are set forth in the Declaration ofDanielL. Fitchett, Jr. in support of Chapter 11 Petitionsand First Day Relief[Docket No.2] (the "First Day Declaration"), filed on the Petition Date andincorporated by reference herein. RELIEF REQUESTED 5. The Debtor customarily retains the services of various attorneys and otherprofessionals in the ordinary course of its business operations (each an "Ordinary CourseProfessional" or "OCP" and, collectively, the "OCPs")_2 The OCPs provide services to the2 A listing of the OCPs is attached hereto as Exhibit B. The Debtor reserves the right to supplement the list ofOCPs. Gordon & Rees LLP ("Gordon Rees") is paid in the ordinary course by the Debtors insurance provider and 2
  • 3. Debtor in a variety of discrete matters unrelated to this chapter 11 case, including, but not limitedto, general corporate, litigation, water rights, tax, and other matters. 6. The Debtor seeks permission to continue to employ the OCPs post-petitionwithout each OCP having to file a formal application for employment and compensationpursuant to sections 327 through 331 of the Bankruptcy Code. Due to the geographic diversityof the OCPs regularly retained by the Debtor and the relatively modest amount of fees that theOCPs bill to the Debtor, it would be inefficient and burdensome to the Debtor to request thateach OCP apply separately for approval of its employment and compensation. Additionally, theDebtor does not believe that section 327 of the Bankruptcy Code requires court approval forretention and employment of all of the OCPs. However, out of an abundance of caution, theDebtor requests the relief sought herein. 7. The Debtor requests that it be permitted to employ and retain the OCPs,effective as of the Petition Date, on terms substantially similar to those in effect prior to thePetition Date, but subject to the terms described below. The Debtor represents that (a) it desiresto employ the OCPs as necessary for the day-to-day operations of the Debtors business andpending litigation, as applicable, (b) the expenses for the OCPs are anticipated to be kept to aminimum, and (c) the OCPs will not perform substantial services relating to bankruptcy matterswithout permission of this Court. 8. Although some of the OCPs may have an unsecured claim against theDebtor in respect ofprepetition services rendered, the Debtor does not believe that any of theOCPs have an interest materially adverse to the Debtor, its creditors, or other parties in interest.By this Motion, the Debtor is not requesting authority to pay prepetition amounts owed to OCPs.is included in this Motion out of an abundance of caution. The procedures in this Motion shall apply to Gordon &Rees in the event that the Debtor becomes directly obligated to Gordon Rees for any fees or expenses. 3
  • 4. COMPENSATION PROCEDURES 9. The Debtor proposes the following procedures for the retention andcompensation of the OCPs (the "OCP Procedures") 3 : (a) Prior to the receipt of payment for postpetition services rendered to the Debtor and expenses incurred, each OCP shall file, or caused to be filed, with the Court a declaration of disinterestedness (the "Declaration of Disinterestedness"), substantially in the form attached as Exhibit C to the Motion, stating that such OCP does not represent or hold an interest materially adverse to the Debtor or its estate regarding the matters upon which such OCP is to be retained. (b) Each OCP shall serve, or cause to be served, a copy of the relevant Declaration of Disinterestedness on: (i) proposed counsel for the Debtor, Foley & Lardner LLP, 402 West Broadway, Suite 2100, San Diego, CA 92101, Attn: Christopher Celentino and Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, 1000 North King St., Rodney Square, Wilmington, Delaware 19801, Attn: Justin P. Duda; (ii) the U.S. Trustee, 844 King Street, Suite 2207, Wilmington, DE 19801, Attn: Mark Kenney; and (iii) counsel for the Committee (collectively, the "Notice Parties"). (c) Any objections to the retention of any OCP by any party in interest in this chapter 11 case must be filed with the Court and at the same time served upon the affected OCP and the Notice Parties within fifteen (15) days of service of the relevant Declaration of Disinterestedness (the "OCP Objection Deadline"). If no objection is received on or before the applicable OCP Objection Deadline with respect to any particular OCP, the Debtor shall be authorized to retain and pay such OCP in the manner provided for in these OCP Procedures. (d) The Debtor is authorized, but not directed, in its sole discretion, without formal applications being filed with the Court, to compensate and reimburse the OCPs for one-hundred (100%) percent oftheir postpetition fees and expenses incurred upon the submission to the Debtor of an invoice setting forth in reasonable detail the nature of the services rendered and the disbursements actually incurred by the particular OCP without prejudice to the Debtors right to dispute any such invoice; provided, however, that subject to further order of the Court, the Debtor shall not pay any individual OCP in excess of $25,000 per month, on average, over the prior rolling three-month period, for postpetition compensation and reimbursement ofpostpetition expenses (the "OCP3 The OCP Procedures will not apply to attorneys or other professionals retained or to be retained by the Debtorpursuant to separate orders of this Court. 4
  • 5. Cap"); provided, however, that the Debtors rights to seek to increase the OCP Cap are reserved. (e) In the event that an OCP seeks more than $25,000 per month, on average, over the prior rolling three-month period for its postpetition fees and expenses, such OCP shall be required to file with the Court a fee application for the amount of its fees and expenses in excess of the OCP Cap in accordance with sections 330 and 331 ofthe Bankruptcy Code, the Bankruptcy Rules, the Local Rules, and any applicable orders of the Court. (f) Within thirty (30) days of the close of each calendar quarter (each, a "Quarter") in this chapter 11 case prior to the entry of an order confirming any chapter 11 plan or plans, the Debtor shall file with the Court and serve on the Notice Parties a statement (an "OCP Fees and Expenses Statement") identifying the aggregate amounts paid to each OCP in the reported Quarter. The first Quarter for which the Debtors shall be required to file and serve an OCP Fees and Expenses Statement shall be the calendar quarter beginning July 1, 2012 and ending September 30, 2012; provided, however, that any compensation and reimbursement for postpetition fees and expenses paid by the Debtors to the OCPs from the Petition Date through and including June 30, 2012 shall be included in such report. (g) In the event the Debtor supplements the OCP List, the Debtor shall file a supplemental list (a "Supplemental OCP List") with this Court and serve it on the Notice Parties. If no objections are filed to any Supplemental OCP List within ten (10) days after service thereof, such Supplemental OCP List shall be deemed approved by the Court without the need for a hearing or further notice or order of this Court. BASIS FOR RELIEF 10. Section 327(a) of the Bankruptcy Code provides, in relevant part, asfollows: Except as otherwise provided in this section, the trustee, with the courts approval, may employ one or more attorneys, accountants, appraisers, auctioneers, or other professional persons, that do not hold or represent an interest adverse to the estates, and that are disinterested persons, to represent or assist the trustee in carrying out the trustees duties under the title.11 U.S.C. § 327(a). 5
  • 6. 11. Section 327(e) of the Bankruptcy Code provides, in relevant part, asfollows: The trustee, with the courts approval, may employ, for a specified special purpose ... an attorney that has represented the debtor, if in the best interest of the estate, and if such attorney does not represent or hold any interest adverse to the debtor or to the estate with respect to the matter on which such attorney is to be employed.11 U.S.C. § 327(e). 12. Section 328(a) of the Bankruptcy Code provides, in relevant part, asfollows: The trustee ... with the courts approval, may employ or authorize the employment of a professional person under section 327 ... on any reasonable terms and conditions of employment, including on a retainer, on an hourly basis, on a fixed or percentage fee basis, or on a contingent fee basis.11 U.S.C. § 328(a). 13. Section 330 of the Bankruptcy Code provides, in relevant part, as follows: After notice to the parties in interest and the United States Trustee and a hearing ... the court may award to a ... professional person employed under section 327 ... (A) reasonable compensation for actual, necessary services rendered ... and ... (B) reimbursement for actual, necessary expenses.11 U.S.C. § 330(a)(l). 14. Section 105(a) of the Bankruptcy Code provides, in relevant part, that"[t]he court may issue any order, process, or judgment that is necessary or appropriate to carryout the provisions of this title." 11 U.S.C. § 105(a). 15. In the instant case, the Debtor expects that the need will arise to call uponthe OCPs to assist with corporate, litigation, and other matters in the ordinary course of theDebtors business. The Debtors reorganization would be hindered if the Debtor was required to 6
  • 7. submit to the Court an application, affidavit, and proposed retention order for each OCP, and ifeach OCP were required to apply for approval of its employment and compensation. The costsof preparing separate applications for each professional would substantially outweigh any benefitto the bankruptcy estate. Further, most, if not all of the OCPs will be unfamiliar with the feeapplication procedures employed in this chapter 11 case. Given the relatively small monthly feesexpected for each OCP, some of the OCPs may be unwilling to render services to the Debtor ifthese requirements were imposed. 16. If the background knowledge, expertise, and familiarity that the OCPshave with the Debtor and its operations are lost, the Debtor will undoubtedly incur additional andunnecessary expenses in getting replacement professionals "up to speed." The Debtor relies onthe assistance of OCPs for essential functions which are not bankruptcy related and would beunable to operate without the OCPs services. The Debtors estate and its creditors are bestserved by avoiding any disruption in the professional services required in their day-to-dayoperations and pending litigation. 17. Moreover, a requirement that the Ordinary Course Professionals each fileretention pleadings and follow the usual fee application process required of other bankruptcyprofessionals would burden the Clerk of the Courts office, the Court, and the U.S. Trusteesoffice with unnecessary fee applications. The OCP Procedures will alleviate such a burden. 18. Retention and payment plans similar to that proposed herein have beenapproved by this Court in numerous other chapter 11 cases. See, e.g., In re Buffets Rests.Holdings, Inc., Case No. 12-10237 (MFW) (Bankr. D. Del. Feb. 14, 2012); In re Lee Enters.,Inc., Case No. 11-13918 (KG) (Bankr. D. Del. Jan. 12, 2012); In re Pure Beauty Salons &Boutiques, Inc., Case No. 11-13159 (MFW) (Bankr. D. Del. Oct. 28, 2011); In re Friendly Ice 7
  • 8. Cream Corp., Case No. 11-13167 (KG) (Bankr. D. Del. Oct. 24, 2011); In re Neb. Book Co.,Inc., Case No. 11-12005 (PJW) (Bankr. D. Del. July 21, 2011); In re Perkins & MarieCallenders Inc., Case No. 11-11795 (KG) (Bankr. D. Del. July 12, 2011). The Debtor submitsthat similar authorization is appropriate in this chapter 11 case. 19. The Debtor and its estate would be well served by the continued retentionof the OCPs because of their prior relationships with the Debtor and their understanding of theDebtor and its operations and pending litigation. It is in the best interest of all creditors andparties in interest to avoid any disruption in the OCPs services. NOTICE 20. Notice of this Motion has been provided to: (i) the Office of the UnitedStates Trustee; (ii) the Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Delaware; (iii)counsel to the Official Committee ofUnsecured Creditors; (iv) counsel to prepetition securedlenders; (v) counsel to proposed post-petition secured lender; and (vi) all parties requestingnotice pursuant to Bankruptcy Rule 2002. In light of the nature of the relief requested herein, theDebtor submits that no other or further notice is necessary. 8
  • 9. WHEREFORE, the Debtor respectfully request that this Court enter the ProposedOrder, substantially in the form attached hereto as Exhibit A, authorizing the Debtor to retain,employ, and compensate certain professionals used in the ordinary course of business.Dated: Wilmington, Delaware FOLEY & LARDNER LLP July 10, 2012 Christopher Celentino Erika Moribita Mikel Bistrow Admitted Pro Hac Vice 402 West Broadway, Suite 2100 San Diego, California 92101 Telephone: (619) 234-6655 Facsimile: (619) 234-3510 -and- YOUNG CONAWAY STARGATT & TAYLOR, LLP Is/ Donald J Bowman Jr. Michael R. Nestor (No. 3526) Joseph M. Barry (No. 4221) Donald J. Bowman, Jr. (No. 4383) Justin P. Duda (No. 5478) Rodney Square 1000 N. King Street Wilmington, Delaware 19801 Telephone: (302) 571-6600 Facsimile: (302) 571-1253 Proposed Counsel for Debtor and Debtor in Possession 9
  • 10. IN THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF DELAWAREIn re: Chapter 11Cordillera Golf Club, LLC, 1 Case No. 12-11893 (CSS) dba The Club at Cordillera, Hearing Date: July 27, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. (ET) Objection Deadline: July 20, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. (ET) Debtor. NOTICE OF MOTIONTO: (A) THE OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRUSTEE; (B) THE OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY FOR THE DISTRICT OF DELAWARE; (C) COUNSEL TO THE OFFICIAL COMMITTEE OF UNSECURED CREDITORS; (D) COUNSEL TO PREPETITION SECURED LENDERS; (E) COUNSEL TO PROPOSED POST-PETITION SECURED LENDER; AND (F) ALL PARTIES THAT HAVE REQUESTED NOTICE PURSUANT TO FEDERAL RULE OF BANKRUPTCY PROCEDURE 2002 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the above-captioned debtor and debtor inpossession (the "Debtor") filed the attached Debtors Motionfor an Order Authorizing theDebtor to Retain, Employ, and Compensate Certain Professionals Utilized in the OrdinaryCourse of Business (the "Motion"). PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that responses, if any, to the Motionmust be filed with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, 824 N.Market Street, 3rd Floor, Wilmington, Delaware 19801 on or before July 20,2012 at 4:00P.M.(ET) (the "Objection Deadline"). At the same time, you must serve a copy of your responseupon the undersigned counsel. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE THAT A HEARING ON THEMOTION WILL BE HELD ON JULY 27, 2012 AT 1:00 P.M. (ET) BEFORE THEHONORABLE CHRISTOPHER S. SONTCHI, IN THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCYCOURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF DELAWARE, 824 N. MARKET STREET, 5TH FLOOR,COURTROOM NO.6, WILMINGTON, DELAWARE 19801.1 The Debtor in this chapter 11 case, and the last four digits of its employer tax identification number, is: XX-XXX1317. The corporate headquarters address for the Debtor is 97 Main Street, Suite E202, Edwards, CO 81632.01:12261385.5
  • 11. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE THAT IF YOU FAIL TO RESPONDTO THE MOTION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS NOTICE, THE COURT MAY GRANTTHE RELIEF REQUESTED THEREIN WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE OR A HEARING.Dated: Wilmington, Delaware FOLEY & LARDNER LLP July 10, 2012 Christopher Celentino Erika Moribita Mikel Bistrow Admitted Pro Hac Vice 402 West Broadway, Suite 2100 San Diego, California 921 01 Telephone: (619) 234-6655 Facsimile: (619) 234-3510 -and- YOUNG CONAWAY STARGATT & TAYLOR, LLP Is/ Donald J Bowman, Jr. Michael R. Nestor (No. 3526) Joseph M. Barry (No. 4221) Donald J. Bowman, Jr. (No. 4383) Justin P. Duda (No. 5478) Rodney Square 1000 N. King Street Wilmington, Delaware 19801 Telephone: (302) 571-6600 Facsimile: (302) 571-1253 Proposed Counsel for Debtor and Debtor in Possession 2
  • 12. Exhibit A Proposed Order01:12261385.5
  • 13. IN THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF DELAWARE In re: Chapter 11 Cordillera Golf Club, LLC, 1 Case No. 12-11893 (CSS) dba The Club at Cordillera, Ref. Docket No. Debtor. ORDER AUTHORIZING THE DEBTOR TO RETAIN, EMPLOY, AND COMPENSATE CERTAIN PROFESSIONALS UTILIZED IN THE ORDINARY COURSE OF BUSINESS Upon consideration of the motion (the "Motion"i of the above-captioned debtorand debtor-in-possession (the "Debtor") for entry of an order authorizing the Debtor to employand compensate certain professionals utilized in the ordinary course of business; and it appearingthat this Court has jurisdiction over this matter pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §§ 157 and 1334; and itappearing that this Motion is a core proceeding pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 157; and adequate noticeof the Motion and opportunity for objection having been given, with no objections or requests forhearing having been filed, or all objections having been overruled, as the case may be; and itappearing that no other notice need be given; and after due deliberation and sufficient causetherefore, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT: 1. The Motion is GRANTED. 2. The Debtor is authorized, but not directed, to employ and pay reasonablefees and expenses of the OCPs listed on Exhibit B to the Motion (the "OCP List") to assist and1 The Debtor in this chapter 11 case, and the last four digits of its employer tax identification number, is: XX-XXX1317. The corporate headquarters address for the Debtor is 97 Main Street, Suite E202, Edwards, CO 81632.2 Capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Motion.01:12261385.5
  • 14. advise the Debtor in the operation of its business and to represent the Debtor in matters arising inthe ordinary course of the Debtors business as described in the Motion. 3. The Debtor shall serve a copy of this Order and the OCP List on the OCPswithin five (5) business days after entry of this Order. 4. Prior to the receipt of payment for postpetition services rendered to theDebtor and expenses incurred, each OCP shall file, or caused to be filed, with the Court adeclaration of disinterestedness (the "Declaration of Disinterestedness"), substantially in theform attached as Exhibit C to the Motion, stating that such OCP does not represent or hold aninterest materially adverse to the Debtor or its estate regarding the matters upon which such OCPis to be retained. 5. Each OCP shall serve, or cause to be served, a copy of the relevantDeclaration of Disinterestedness on: (i) proposed counsel for the Debtor, Foley & Lardner LLP,402 West Broadway, Suite 2100, San Diego, CA 92101, Attn: Christopher Celentino andYoungConaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, 1000 North King St., Rodney Square, Wilmington, Delaware19801, Attn: Justin P. Duda; (ii) the U.S. Trustee, 844 King Street, Suite 2207, Wilmington, DE19801, Attn: Mark Kenney; and (iii) counsel for the Committee (collectively, the "NoticeParties"). 6. Any objections to the retention of any OCP by any party in interest in thischapter 11 case must be filed with the Court and at the same time served upon the affected OCPand the Notice Parties within fifteen (15) days of service of the relevant Declaration ofDisinterestedness (the "OCP Objection Deadline"). If no objection is received on or before theapplicable OCP Objection Deadline with respect to any particular OCP, the Debtor shall beauthorized to retain and pay such OCP in the manner provided for in this Order. 2
  • 15. 7. The Debtor is authorized, but not directed, in its sole discretion, withoutformal applications being filed with the Court, to compensate and reimburse the OCPs for one-hundred (100%) percent of their postpetition fees and expenses incurred upon the submission tothe Debtor of an invoice setting forth in reasonable detail the nature of the services rendered andthe disbursements actually incurred by the particular OCP without prejudice to the Debtors rightto dispute any such invoice; provided, however, that subject to further order of the Court, theDebtor shall not pay any individual OCP in excess of $25,000 per month, on average, over theprior rolling three-month period, for postpetition compensation and reimbursement ofpostpetition expenses (the "OCP Cap"); provided, however, that the Debtors rights to seek toincrease the OCP Cap are reserved. 8. In the event that an OCP seeks more than $25,000 per month, on average,over the prior rolling three-month period for its postpetition fees and expenses, such OCP shallbe required to file with the Court a fee application for the amount of its fees and expenses inexcess of the OCP Cap in accordance with sections 330 and 331 of the Bankruptcy Code, theBankruptcy Rules, the Local Rules, and any applicable orders of the Court. 9. Within thirty (30) days of the close of each calendar quarter (each, a"Quarter") in this chapter 11 case prior to the entry of an order confirming any chapter 11 plan orplans, the Debtor shall file with the Court and serve on the Notice Parties a statement (an "OCPFees and Expenses Statement") identifying the aggregate amounts paid to each OCP in thereported Quarter. The first Quarter for which the Debtors shall be required to file and serve anOCP Fees and Expenses Statement shall be the calendar quarter beginning July 1, 2012 andending September 30, 2012; provided, however, that any compensation and reimbursement for 3
  • 16. postpetition fees and expenses paid by the Debtors to the OCPs from the Petition Date throughand including June 30, 2012 shall be included in such report. 10. In the event the Debtor supplements the OCP List, the Debtor shall file asupplemental list (a "Supplemental OCP List") with this Court and serve it on the Notice Parties.If no objections are filed to any Supplemental OCP List within ten (10) days after servicethereof, such Supplemental OCP List shall be deemed approved by the Court without the needfor a hearing or further notice or order of this Court and shall be governed by this Order. 11. The procedures set forth in this Order shall not apply to the payment of thefees and expenses of Gordon & Rees LLP ("Gordon Rees") by one or more of the Debtorsinsurance providers. The procedures set forth in this Order shall apply to Gordon & Rees LLP("Gordon Rees") only to the extent that the Debtor becomes directly obligated to Gordon Reesfor the payment of fees and expenses. 12. The Debtor is authorized to take all actions necessary to effectuate therelief granted pursuant to this Order in accordance with the Motion. 13. This Court shall retain jurisdiction with respect to any and all mattersarising from or related to the interpretation or implementation of this Order.Dated: Wilmington, Delaware July _ _, 2012 Christopher S. Sontchi United States Bankruptcy Judge 4
  • 17. Exhibit BOrdinary Course Professionals List
  • 18. Ordinary Course Professional Service Provided Dickenson, PrudHomme, Adams & Ingram Legal representation 730 17th St. regarding various corporate Ste. 730 matters Denver, CO 80202 Ehrhardt, Keefe, Steiner, Hottman PC Accounting and tax services. 7979 E. Tufts. Ave. Ste. 400 Denver, CO 80237 Gordon & Rees LLP Legal representation 555 17th St. regarding litigation matters 1 Ste. 3400 Denver, CO 80202 Greenberg Traurig Legal representation 5100 Town Center Circle regarding corporate matters Ste. 400 Boca Raton, FL 33486 Harvey W. Curtis & Assoc. Legal representation 8310 S. Valley Highway regarding water rights Ste. 230 Englewood, CO 80112 Peeples Ink Public relations 12 Vail Road Ste. 400 Vail, Colorado 81657 Thomas Genshaft, LLP Legal representation Aspen Highlands regarding litigation matters 0039 Boomerang Road Ste. 8130 Aspen, CO 816111 The fees of Gordon & Rees are paid by the Debtors insurance provider, but the Debtor includes Gordon & Reesin this chart out of an abundance of caution, in the event the Debtor incurs direct fees in relation to the workperformed by Gordon & Rees.
  • 19. Exhibit CDeclaration of Disinterestedness
  • 20. IN THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF DELAWARE In re: Chapter 11 Cordillera Golf Club, LLC/ Case No. 12-11893 (CSS) dba The Club at Cordillera, Ref. Docket No. Debtor. DECLARATION OF DISINTERESTEDNESSI, [Declarant], do hereby declare under penalty of perjury: 1. I am a [position] of[Firm], located at [Street, City, State Zip Code] (the "Firm"). 2. The above-captioned debtor and debtor-in-possession (the "Debtor") hasrequested that the Firm provide ~___ _ _ _ _ _ _ ___] services to the Debtor, and the Firmhas agreed to provide such services. 3. The Firm may have performed services in the past, may currently performservices, and may perform services in the future, in matters unrelated to the above-captionedcase, for persons that are parties in interest in the Debtors chapter 11 case. The Firm does notperform services for any such person in connection with this chapter 11 case, or have anyrelationship with any such person, their attorneys, or accountants that would be adverse to theDebtor or its estate. 4. As part of its customary practice, the Firm is retained in cases,proceedings, and transactions involving many different parties, some of whom may represent orbe employed by the Debtor, claimants, and parties in interest in this chapter 11 case.1 The Debtor in this chapter 11 case, and the last four digits of its employer tax identification number, is: XX-XXX1317. The corporate headquarters address for the Debtor is 97 Main Street, Suite E202, Edwards, CO 81632.
  • 21. 5. Neither I nor any principal, partner, director or officer of, or professionalemployed by, the Firm has agreed to share or will share any portion of the compensation to bereceived from the Debtor with any other person other than the principal and regular employees ofthe Firm. 6. Neither I nor any principal, partner, director or officer of, or professionalemployed by, the Firm, insofar as I have been able to ascertain, holds, or represents any interestadverse to the Debtor or its estate with respect to the matter(s) upon which this Firm is to beemployed. 7. The Debtor owes the Firm [$_ _ _ _ ___, for prepetition services, thepayment of which is subject to limitations contained in title 11 of the United States Code, 11U.S.C. §§ 101-1532 (the "Bankruptcy Code"). 8. As of the date the chapter 11 case was commenced (the "Petition Date"),the Firm [was/was not] party to an agreement for indemnification with the Debtor. [If there issuch an agreement, a copy of such agreement is attached as Exhibit A to this Declaration]. 9. The Firm is conducting further inquiries regarding its retention by anycreditors of the Debtor, and upon conclusion of that inquiry, or at any time during the period ofits employment, if the Firm should discover any facts bearing on the matters described herein,the Firm will supplement the information contained in this Declaration. I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct.Executed on [L__ __,], 2012 By: -------------------------- [DECLARANT] 2