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It does not appear to violate 11 USC 327 but does appear to be a clear violation of the lawyer's ethical duties.
Here is 11 USC 327 (e) - blue highlights added.
11 USC 327
-Employment of professional persons
(e) The trustee, with the courts approval, may employ, for a specified special purpose, other than to represent the trustee in conducting the case, 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.
Thus there appears to be no direct violation of the statute as the trustee is not retaining the attorney to represent him in conducting the case. The trustee is retaining the attorney for a specific special purpose: "to investigate and determine the feasibility of the Trustee recovering potential claims and/or causes of actions relating to preferential and/or fraudulent transfers."
However, this appears to be a clear conflict of interest and breach of the attorney's fiduciary
responsibility to you. You will want to object to the appointment of the attorney on this basis. You can also consider filing a bar association complaint against the attorney with the Florida Bar.
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