Voyager to pay $1.1M in legal fees incurred in April

Certain members holding high positions within the firm bill an hourly rate exceeding $2,000 for their professional services.

Bankrupt crypto brokerage Voyager Digital is obligated to pay $1.1 million to its legal adviser, Kirkland & Ellis, for fees and expenses associated with its involvement in the company’s bankruptcy proceedings in April.

According to the available documents, it is that Kirkland & Ellis law firm implemented a blended hourly billing rate of $1,313.18 for the provision of various services throughout the entirety of the month. The cumulative fees assessed for the legal services rendered by both attorneys and paralegals amounted to a figure surpassing $1.4 million.

Notably, within this context, certain members holding high positions within the firm charged an hourly rate exceeding $2,000 for their professional services.

Kirkland & Ellis is recognized for its representation of several cryptocurrency companies undergoing bankruptcy proceedings and among its esteemed clientele are entities such as BlockFi and Celcius.

In July 2022, Voyager bankruptcy protection due to the substantial impact of the crypto credit crisis, which caused severe repercussions across numerous lenders and brokers within the industry. Under the previous leadership of Steve Ehrlich, Voyager had previously been a in Canada.

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At the time of its bankruptcy filing, Voyager disclosed liabilities ranging from $1 billion to $10 billion, signifying the extent of its financial obligations and the circumstances that led to the decision to seek bankruptcy protection.

Voyager isn’t alone in having to pay hefty fees as it navigates its bankruptcy process. FTX, another company embroiled in a similar bankruptcy process, in financial and legal advisory fees during the period spanning from February 1 to April 30.

Cointelegraph reached out to Voyager and Kirkland & Ellis law firm for more information but didn’t receive feedback at the time of this publication.

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