Securities and Exchange Commission v. Nadel et al
MOTION for Kynes, Markman & Felman; James E. Felman; and Katherine Earle Yanes to withdraw as attorney by Quest Energy Management Group, Inc.. (Yanes, Katherine)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE
CASE NO: 8:09-cv-87-T-26TBM
ARTHUR NADEL; SCOOP CAPITAL, LLC;
and SCOOP MANAGEMENT, INC.,
SCOOP REAL ESTATE, L.P.,
VALHALLA INVESTMENT PARTNERS, L.P.,
VALHALLA MANAGEMENT, INC.,
VICTORY IRA FUND, LTD.,
VICTORY FUND, LTD.,
VIKING IRA FUND, LLC,
VIKING FUND, LLC; and
VIKING MANAGEMENT, LLC,
MOTION OF KYNES, MARKMAN& FELMAN, P.A.;
JAMES E. FELMAN, ESQUIRE; AND KATHERINE EARLE YANES, ESQUIRE,
FOR LEAVE TO WITHDRAW AS COUNSEL FOR NON-PARTIES
Law firm Kynes, Markman, & Felman, P.A., and attorneys James E. Felman, Esquire,
and Katherine Earle Yanes, Esquire, move to withdraw as counsel for Quest Energy
Management, Group, Inc. (“Quest”) because irreconcilable differences have arisen between
them and Quest.
The grounds supporting this Motion are set forth in the following
Kynes, Markman, & Felman, Mr. Felman, and Ms. Yanes made a limited appearance
in this matter for the purpose of responding to the Receiver’s motion to include Quest in the
Receivership. Doc. 997, 998. Irreconcilable differences have now arisen between counsel
and Quest that require counsel to withdraw.
While counsel’s experience has been that on the granting of a motion to withdraw,
courts generally set a deadline for the hiring of new counsel, here Quest’s response to the
Receiver’s motion is fully briefed and counsel continue to believe that the Receiver’s motion
is without merit and should be denied with no further action needed by the Court or Quest.
Accordingly, it is respectfully requested that the Court: (1) grant the motion to withdraw of
Kynes, Markman, & Felman, Mr. Felman, and Ms. Yanes; and (2) should the Court
determine that any further action is needed on the Receiver’s motion, provide notice to Quest
at that point that action is contemplated that will require them to retain new counsel, and set a
deadline for doing so.
For these reasons, it is respectfully requested that the Court grant leave for Kynes,
Markman, & Felman, Mr. Felman, and Ms. Yanes to withdraw from representing Quest in
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE
Pursuant to Middle District of Florida Local Rules 2.03(b) and 3.01(g), on April 17,
2013, notice of the intended motion for leave to withdraw was provided to counsel for the
Receiver and counsel for the SEC. Counsel for the Receiver, Mr. Jared Perez, has indicated
that the Receiver does not oppose the motion.
Counsel for the SEC, Mr. Robert K.
Levenson, has indicated that the SEC takes no position on the motion. The officers and
directors of Quest were advised on April 17, 2013, that the instant motion would be filed.
/s/ Katherine Earle Yanes
James E. Felman (FB# 775569)
Katherine E. Yanes (FB #159727)
KYNES, MARKMAN & FELMAN, P.A.
Post Office Box 3396
Tampa, Florida 33601
Counsel for Quest Energy Management
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I HEREBY CERTIFY that on April 29, 2013, I electronically filed the foregoing with
the Clerk of the Court using the CM/ECF system, which will send a notice of electronic
filing to all counsel of record.
/s/ Katherine Earle Yanes
Katherine Earle Yanes
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