CCS HCS SCS SB 578, 2016 (New Section - Proposed Language)
515.605. 1. The receiver, with the court's 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 receivership to represent or assist the receiver in carrying out the receiver's duties.
2. A person is not disqualified for employment under this section solely because of the person's employment by, representation of, or other relationship with a creditor or other party in interest, if the relationship is disclosed in the application for the person's employment and if the court determines that there is no actual conflict of interest or inappropriate appearance of a conflict.
3. This section does not preclude the court from authorizing the receiver to act as attorney or accountant if the authorization is in the best interests of the receivership.
4. The receiver and any professionals employed by the receiver shall maintain itemized billing records containing a description of services, the time spent, billing rates of all who perform work to be compensated, and a detailed list of expenses. The receiver, and any professionals employed by the receiver may file a motion requesting the allowance of fees and expenses. Notice of the motion shall be served on all persons required to be identified on the master mailing list maintained pursuant to section 515.610, advising that objections to the application shall be filed within ten days from the date of the notice, and if objections are not timely filed, the court may approve the motion without further notice or hearing. If an objection is filed, the receiver or professional whose compensation is affected may notice the objection for a hearing. Upon request of any person required to receive notice pursuant to this subsection, the receiver and any professionals employed by the receiver shall provide a copy of their itemized billing records upon which their motion for fees and expenses is based within five days of the date of the request.