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Full title: Application to Employ FINAL Stewart Robbins Brown & Altazan, LLC as Attorneys Filed by Paul Douglas Stewart Jr. of Stewart Robbins Brown & Altazan, LLC on behalf of Official Committee of Unsecured Commercial Creditors (Stewart, Paul) (Entered: 04/12/2021)

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Mr. St. Denis J. Villere Rev. Otis W. Young, Jr. Current and Recent Former Entities Affiliated with the Debtors: Parishes: All Saints Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church, Bogalusa, Louisiana Ascension of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church, LaPlace Louisiana Assumption of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Avondale, Louisiana Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana Blessed Sacrament – St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana Christ the King Roman Catholic Church, Gretna, Louisiana Congregation of the Mission Western Province, Louisiana (St. Joseph)Most Holy Name of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana Holy Name of Mary Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Marrero, Louisiana Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana Mary Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church, Mandeville, Louisiana Mary Queen of Vietnam Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana Mater Dolorosa Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana Most Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Covington, Louisiana Our Lady of Divine Providence Roman Catholic Church, Metairie, Louisiana Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church, Reserve, Louisiana Our Lady of Guadalupe Church & Shrine of St. Jude Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Slidell, Louisiana Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Violet, Louisiana Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church, Kenner, Louisiana Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church, Belle Chase, Louisiana Our Lady of Prompt Succor Roman Catholic Church, Westwego, Louisiana Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church Roman Catholic Church, Chalmette, Louisiana Our Lady of the Angels Roman Catholic Church, Waggaman, Louisiana Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church, Hahnville, Louisiana Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic Church, Mandeville, Louisiana Our Lady of the Rosary Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana Our Lady Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana Resurrection of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Lacombe, Louisiana Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Norco, Louisiana St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church, Jefferson, Louisiana St. Agnes le Thi Thanh Roman Catholic Church, Marrero, Louisiana St Andrew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana Parishes (continued): St. Angela Merici Roman Catholic Church, Metairie, Louisiana St. Ann Roman Catholic Church and Shrine, Metairie, Louisiana St. Anselm Roman Catholic Church, Madisonville, Louisiana St. Anthony of Barataria Roman Catholic Church, Lafitte, Louisiana St. Anthony Roman Catholic Church, Gretna, Louisiana St. Anthony of Padua R

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IN THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA In re: § § Case No. 20-10846 THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH § OF THE ARCHDOCESE OF NEW § Section “A” ORLEANS § § Debtor.1 § Chapter 11 APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL OF THE EMPLOYMENT OF STEWART ROBBINS BROWN & ALTAZAN, LLC AS COUNSEL TO THE OFFICIAL COMMITTEE OF UNSECURED COMMERCIAL CREDITORS, EFFECTIVE AS OF MARCH 15, 2021 HEARING WILL BE CONDUCTED ON THIS MATTER ON MAY 20, 2021 AT 1:30 P.M. BY TELEPHONE THROUGH THE DIAL-IN FOR SECTION A 888-684-8852; ACCESS CODE 9318283. IF YOU OBJECT TO THE RELIEF REQUESTED IN THIS PLEADING, YOU MUST RESPOND IN WRITING. UNLESS DIRECTED OTHERWISE BY THE COURT, YOU MUST FILE YOUR RESPONSE WITH THE CLERK OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT NO LATER THAN SEVEN (7) DAYS BEFORE THE HEARING DATE. YOU MUST SERVE A COPY OF YOUR RESPONSE ON THE PERSON WHO SENT YOU THE NOTICE; OTHERWISE, THE COURT MAY TREAT THE PLEADING AS UNOPPOSED AND GRANT THE RELIEF REQUESTED. TO THE HONORABLE MEREDITH S. GRABILL, UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY JUDGE: The Official Committee of Unsecured Commercial Creditors of The Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of New Orleans (the “Commercial Committee”) appointed in the above-captioned case (the “Chapter 11 Case”) of The Roman Catholic Church for the 1 The last four digits of the Debtor’s federal tax identification number are 8966. The Debtor’s principal place of business is located at 7887 Walmsley Ave., New Orleans, LA 70125.

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Archdiocese of New Orleans (the “Debtor” or “Archdiocese”) moves the Court for the entry of an Order substantially in the form attached hereto as Exhibit A authorizing the employment and retention of Stewart Robbins Brown & Altazan LLC (“SRBA”) as counsel to the Commercial Committee, effective as of March 15, 2021, pursuant to Sections 328 and 1103 of the title 11 of the United States Code (the “Bankruptcy Code”), Rule 2014 of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure (the “Bankruptcy Rules”), and Rule 2014-1 of the Local Bankruptcy Rules of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (the “Local Bankruptcy Rules”). In support of the Application, the Commercial Committee submits the Declaration of Paul Douglas Stewart, Jr., a member of SRBA (the “Stewart Declaration”), attached hereto as Exhibit B, and the Declaration of Jim R. Noel (the “Noel Declaration”) on behalf of the Commercial Committee member First Bank & Trust, attached hereto as Exhibit C. In further support of the Application, the Commercial Committee respectfully represents as follows: JURISDICTION AND VENUE 1. This Court has jurisdiction over this matter pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1334. This matter is a core proceeding within the meaning of 28 U.S.C. § 157(b). 2. Venue is proper pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §§ 1408 and 1409. 3. The statutory predicates for the relief sought herein are Sections 328(a) and 1103(a) of the Bankruptcy Code, Bankruptcy Rule 2014, and Local Bankruptcy Rule 2014-1. BACKGROUND 4. On May 1, 2020 (the “Petition Date”), The Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of New Orleans (the “Debtor” or “Archdiocese”) filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (the “Court”).

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5. Since the Petition Date, the Archdiocese remains in possession of its property and is managing its business as a debtor in possession pursuant to sections 1107(a) and 1108 of the Bankruptcy Code. 6. On March 5, 2021, the Office of the United States Trustee filed that certain Notice of Appointment of Commercial Creditor’s Committee [Docket No. 772], appointing the Commercial Committee pursuant to section 1102 of the Bankruptcy Code. 7. The Commercial Committee consists of the following committee members: (i) First Bank and Trust; (ii) Crescent Door & Hardware, Inc.; (iii) Brown Rice Marketing, LLC; and (iv) MetroStudio, LLC. 8. On March 15, 2021, the Commercial Committee held a meeting and, among other things, selected SRBA as counsel, subject to Court approval. RETENTION OF SRBA 9. By this Application, the Commercial Committee seeks authority to retain SRBA as counsel to represent its interests regarding all matters related to the Bankruptcy Case pursuant to Sections 328 and 1103 of the Bankruptcy Code, Bankruptcy Rule 2014(a) and Local Bankruptcy Rule 2014-1. 10. The Commercial Committee selected SRBA because the members and associates of SRBA possess extensive knowledge and considerable expertise in the fields of bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganizations, debtors’ and creditors’ rights, debt restructuring and corporate reorganizations, among other qualifications. In addition, the attorneys at SRBA have experience appearing before the Courts in this District and are familiar with local practice and procedure. The Commercial Committee believes that SRBA is well qualified to serve as its counsel in the Bankruptcy Case.

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11. The Commercial Committee submits that it is necessary and appropriate for it to employ and retain SRBA to provide, among other things, the following services: a. advise the Commercial Committee with respect to its rights, duties, and powers in the Bankruptcy Case; b. assist and advise the Commercial Committee in its consultations with the Debtors relative to the administration of the Bankruptcy Case; c. assist the Commercial Committee in analyzing the claims of the Debtors’ creditors and the Debtors’ capital structure and in negotiating with holders of claims; d. assist the Commercial Committee in its investigation of the facts, conduct, assets, liabilities, and financial of the Debtor and of the operation of the Debtor’s business; e. assist the Commercial Committee in its investigation of the liens and claims of any of the Debtor’s lenders and the prosecution of any claims or causes of action revealed by such investigation; f. assist the Commercial Committee in its analysis of, and negotiations with, the Debtor or any third-party concerning matters related to, among other things, the assumption or rejection of leases of nonresidential real property and executory contracts, asset dispositions, financing or other transactions, and the terms of one or more plans of reorganization for the Debtor and accompanying disclosure statements and related plan documents; g. assist and advise the Commercial Committee in communicating with unsecured creditors regarding significant matters in the Bankruptcy Case; h. represent the Commercial Committee at hearings and other proceedings;

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i. review and analyze applications, orders, statements of operations, and schedules filed with the Court ad advise the Commercial Committee as to their propriety; j. assist the Commercial Committee in preparing pleadings and applications as may be necessary in furtherance of the Commercial Committee’s interests and objectives; k. prepare, on behalf of the Commercial Committee, any pleadings including without limitation, motions, memoranda, complaints, adversary complaints, objections, or comments in connection with any of the foregoing; and l. perform such other legal services as may be required or requested or as may otherwise be deemed in the interests of the Commercial Committee in accordance with the Commercial Committee’s powers and duties as set forth in the Bankruptcy Code, Bankruptcy Rules, or other applicable law. 12. As noted, SRBA has been chosen as the Commercial Committee’s counsel and the Commercial Committee intends to seek the Court’s approval of such. SRBA, or any other local counsel ultimately employed by the Commercial Committee, will use best efforts to coordinate and divide responsibilities to avoid unnecessary duplication of services. 13. The Commercial Committee understands and agrees that SRBA will charge for its legal services on an hourly basis in accordance with its ordinary and customarily hourly rates in effect on the date such services are rendered and for out-of-pocket expenses, all set forth below and in further detail in the Stewart Declaration. The Commercial Committee requests that all legal fees and related costs and expenses incurred by the Commercial Committee on account of services rendered by SRBA in the Bankruptcy Case be paid as administrative expenses of the estate pursuant to Sections 328, 330(a), 331, 503(b), and 507(a)(2) of the Bankruptcy Code. The

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Commercial Committee understands that SRBA will be submitting detailed statements to the Court setting forth the services rendered and seeking compensation and reimbursement of expenses. The Commercial Committee also understands that SRBA will be applying to the Court for authority to be paid its fees and expenses pursuant to its obligations under the Bankruptcy Code and any administrative fee orders entered in the Bankruptcy Case, and the Commercial Committee consents to same. It is further contemplated that Section XIII(B) of the Court’s General Order Regarding Procedures for Complex Chapter 11 Cases (Amended as of April 30, 2020) (the “Complex Rules”) applies. 14. The attorneys and paralegals primarily responsible for representing the Commercial Committee, and their current standard hourly rates are:
Table 1 on page 6. Back to List of Tables
Name Title Hourly Rate
Paul Douglas Stewart, Jr. Member $455.00
William S. Robbins Member $445.00
Brandon A. Brown Member $445.00
Brooke W. Altazan Member $365.00
Nicholas J. Smeltz Associate $255.00
Kimberly A. Heard Paralegal $150.00
Commercial Committee understands that SRBA will be submitting detailed statements to the Court setting forth the services rendered and seeking compensation and reimbursement of expenses. The Commercial Committee also understands that SRBA will be applying to the Court for authority to be paid its fees and expenses pursuant to its obligations under the Bankruptcy Code and any administrative fee orders entered in the Bankruptcy Case, and the Commercial Committee consents to same. It is further contemplated that Section XIII(B) of the Court’s General Order Regarding Procedures for Complex Chapter 11 Cases (Amended as of April 30, 2020) (the “Complex Rules”) applies. 14. The attorneys and paralegals primarily responsible for representing the Commercial Committee, and their current standard hourly rates are: Other attorneys, paralegals, and case management clerks may assist in representing the Commercial Committee. The range of hourly rates for such professionals are, at this time, as follows:
Table 2 on page 6. Back to List of Tables
Name Title Hourly Rate
Jamie D. Cangelosi Of Counsel $365.00

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Table 1 on page 7. Back to List of Tables
Karina Shareen Associate $245.00
S. Grant Taylor Paralegal $150.00
Law Clerks $90.00
15. Based upon the Stewart Declaration, the Commercial Committee is satisfied that SRBA (i) does not represent any other entity having an adverse interest to the Commercial Committee, the Debtor, the Debtor’s estate, or any other party-in-interest in connection with the Bankruptcy Case, (ii) has no connection with the U.S. Trustee or any other person employed in the office of the U.S. Trustee, and (iii) SRBA has not been paid any retainer against which to bill fees and expenses. To the best of the Commercial Committee’s knowledge, SRBA has no connection with creditors or any other party-in-interest except as otherwise noted in the Stewart Declaration. 16. The Commercial Committee requests approval of the employment of SRBA, effective March 15, 2021. The Commercial Committee’s selection of SRBA as its counsel on March 15, 2021, necessitated that SRBA immediately commence work on time sensitive matters and promptly devote substantial resources to the Bankruptcy Case, pending submission and approval of this Application. Such relief is warranted under Section XIII(B) of the Complex Rules because this Application is made within thirty (30) days of the commencement of services by SRBA. SUPPORTING AUTHORITY 17. The Commercial Committee seeks to appoint SRBA as its counsel in accordance with sections 328(a) and 1103 of the Bankruptcy Code. Section 328(a) authorizes a committee appointed under section 1102 of the Bankruptcy Code, with the court’s approval, to employ “a professional person under section 327 or 1103 of this title, as the case may be, on any reasonable

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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). Section 1103, in turn, requires that an attorney employed to represent a committee “may not, while employed by such committee, represent any other entity having an adverse interest in connection with the case.” 11 U.S.C. § 1103. 18. The Commercial Committee submits that for all the reasons stated above and in the Stewart Declaration, the retention and employment of SRBA as counsel to the Commercial Committee is warranted under sections 328(a) and 1103. 19. No prior application for the relief requested herein has been presented to this or any other Court. NOTICE 20. Notice of this Application has been provided to all parties listed on the Debtor’s Master Service List, and all parties who receive notice through this Court’s CM/ECF system. The Commercial Committee submits that such notice is sufficient, and that no other or further notice be provided. WHEREFORE, the Commercial Committee requests that an Order be entered authorizing it to retain SRBA as its counsel in the Bankruptcy Case, effective March 15, 2021, and granting the Commercial Committee such other relief as the Court deems just and proper under the circumstances. [SIGNATURES ON NEXT PAGE]

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APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL OF THE EMPLOYMENT OF STEWART ROBBINS BROWN & ALTAZAN, LLC AS COUNSEL TO THE OFFICIAL COMMITTEE OF UNSECURED COMMERCIAL CREDITORS, EFFECTIVE AS OF MARCH 15, 2021 EXHIBIT A PROPOSED ORDER

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IN THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA In re: § § Case No. 20-10846 THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH § OF THE ARCHDOCESE OF NEW § Section “A” ORLEANS § § Debtor.2 § Chapter 11 PROPOSED ORDER ON THE APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL OF THE EMPLOYMENT OF STEWART ROBBINS BROWN & ALTAZAN, LLC AS COUNSEL TO THE OFFICIAL COMMITTEE OF UNSECURED COMMERCIAL CREDITORS, EFFECTIVE AS OF MARCH 15, 2021 Upon the application (the “Application”) of the Official Committee of Unsecured Commercial Creditors (the “Commercial Committee”) for The Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of New Orleans (the “Debtor”), appointed pursuant to section 1102 of Title 11 of the United States Code (the “Bankruptcy Code”) in the above-captioned Chapter 11 case for entry of an order authorizing the employment and retention of Stewart Robbins Brown & Altazan LLC (“SRBA”) as counsel for the Commercial Committee, effective March 15, 2021, pursuant to sections 328 and 1103 of the Bankruptcy Code, Rule 2014 of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure (the “Bankruptcy Rules”), and Rule 2014-1 of the Local Rules of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (the “Local Bankruptcy Rules”); and upon the Declarations of Paul Douglas Stewart, Jr. (the “Stewart Declaration”) and Jim R. Noel of First Bank & Trust filed in Support of the Application; and the Court having jurisdiction to 2 The last four digits of the Debtor’s federal tax identification number are 8966. The Debtor’s principal place of business is located at 7887 Walmsley Ave., New Orleans, LA 70125.

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consider the Application and the relief requested therein being a core proceeding n accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 157(b)(2) on which the Court may enter a final order consistent with Article III of the United States Constitution; and venue being properly in this district under 28 U.S.C. §§ 1408 and 1409; and having found based on the representations made in the Application and the Stewart Declaration that (i) SRBA does not hold or represent any interest adverse to the Commercial Committee with respect to the matters for which it is being retained; (ii) SRBA is a “disinterested person” as that phrase is defined in section 101(14) of the Bankruptcy Code (as modified by section 1103(b) of the Bankruptcy Code); (iii) neither SRBA nor its professionals have any connection with the Debtor, their estate, or creditors, except as disclosed in the Stewart Declaration; and (iv) SRBA’s employment and retention is necessary and in the best interest of the Debtor’s estate, their creditors and other parties in interest; and good and adequate notice of the Application having been given under the circumstances and it appearing that no other or further notice need be provided; and it appearing that the legal and factual bases set forth in the Application establish just cause for the relief granted herein; and after due deliberation and sufficient cause appearing before, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT: 1. SRBA’s employment and retention is necessary and in the best interest of the creditors of the Debtor and their estate, and SRBA is authorized to provide the Commercial Committee with the professional services as described in the Application. 2. The Commercial Committee is authorized to retain SRBA as its counsel effective as of March 15, 2021, pursuant to 11 U.S.C. §§ 328 and 1103 under the terms and conditions set forth in the Application and Stewart Declaration. 3. SRBA shall use its reasonable efforts to avoid any duplication of services with the Commercial Committee’s other retained professionals in this chapter 11 case.

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4. SRBA shall apply for compensation for professional services rendered and reimbursement of expenses incurred in connection with the Debtor’s Chapter 11 Case in compliance with section 330 of the Bankruptcy Code and applicable provisions of the Bankruptcy Rules, Local Rules, and any other applicable procedures and orders of the Court. 5. Ten (10) business days’ notice shall be provided by SRBA to the Debtor, the United States Trustee, and any official committee prior to any increases in the rates set forth in the Application, and such notice must be filed with the Court. 6. The United States Trustee may object to SRBA’s expenses on any grounds. 7. The terms and conditions of this Order shall be immediately effective and enforceable upon its entry. To the extent this Order conflicts with the Application and/or the Stewart Declaration, the terms of this Order control. 8. The Court shall retain jurisdiction to hear and determine all matters arising from the implementation of this Order. Dated: April ______, 2021 __________________________________ The Honorable Meredith S. Grabill United States Bankruptcy Judge

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APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL OF THE EMPLOYMENT OF STEWART ROBBINS BROWN & ALTAZAN, LLC AS COUNSEL TO THE OFFICIAL COMMITTEE OF UNSECURED COMMERCIAL CREDITORS, EFFECTIVE AS OF MARCH 15, 2021 EXHIBIT B STEWART DECLARATION

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IN THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA In re: § § Case No. 20-10846 THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH § OF THE ARCHDOCESE OF NEW § Section “A” ORLEANS § § Debtor.3 § Chapter 11 DECLARATION OF PAUL DOUGLAS STEWART, JR. IN SUPPORT OF THE APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL OF THE EMPLOYMENT OF STEWART ROBBINS BROWN & ALTAZAN, LLC AS COUNSEL TO THE OFFICIAL COMMITTEE OF UNSECURED COMMERCIAL CREDITORS, EFFECTIVE AS OF MARCH 15, 2021 I, Paul Douglas Stewart, Jr. pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1746, to the best of my knowledge and belief, and after reasonable inquiry, declare as follows: 1. I am a member of the law firm of Stewart Robbins Brown & Altazan LLC (“SRBA”), which maintains offices for the practice of law at 301 Main Street, Suite 1640, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70801. 2. I am a member in good standing of the bar of the State of Louisiana and admitted to practice in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. 3. This Declaration is submitted pursuant to sections 328 and 1103 of Title 11 of the United States Code (the “Bankruptcy Code”), Rule 2014 of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure (the “Bankruptcy Rules”), and Rule 2014-1 of the Local Bankruptcy Rules of the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern District of Louisiana (the “Local Bankruptcy 3 The last four digits of the Debtor’s federal tax identification number are 8966. The Debtor’s principal place of business is located at 7887 Walmsley Ave., New Orleans, LA 70125.

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Rules”) in support of the Application (the “Application”) for the Entry of an Order Approving the Retention of SRBA as counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Commercial Creditors of The Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of New Orleans (the “Commercial Committee”), effective March 15, 2021. 4. I am familiar with the matters set forth herein and make this Declaration in support of the Application. 5. On May 1, 2020 (the “Petition Date”), The Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of New Orleans (the “Debtor” or “Archdiocese”) filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. 6. Since the Petition Date, the Archdiocese remains in possession of its property and is managing its business as a debtor in possession pursuant to sections 1107(a) and 1108 of the Bankruptcy Code. 7. On March 5, 2021, the Office of the United States Trustee filed that certain Notice of Appointment of Commercial Creditor’s Committee [Docket No. 772], appointing the Commercial Committee pursuant to section 1102 of the Bankruptcy Code, followed by a Supplemental Notice of Appointment of Unsecured Commercial Creditor’s Committee to Designate Name [Docket No. 792]. The Commercial Committee consists of the following committee members: (i) First Bank and Trust; (ii) Crescent Door & Hardware, Inc.; (iii) Brown Rice Marketing, LLC; and (iv) MetroStudio, LLC. 8. On March 15, 2021, the Commercial Committee held a meeting and, among other things, selected SRBA as counsel, subject to Court approval.

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9. SRBA has made the following investigation of its connections prior to submitting this Declaration. SRBA has undertaken a full and thorough review of its computer database, which contains the names of clients and other parties in interest in particular matters. SRBA requires all of its professionals, before accepting the representation of a new client, or the representation of an existing client in a new matter, to perform a conflicts check through the firm’s database and to enter conflict information regarding new clients or new matters into that database. Thus, a review of said computerized database should reveal any and all actual or potential conflicts of interest with respect to any given representation. In particular, an employee of SRBA, under my supervision, entered the names of parties provided by the Debtor through the firm’s database. The parties entered in SRBA’s database with respect to the firm’s conflicts check in this Chapter 11 Case are set forth on Exhibit 1 annexed hereto. 10. Based on SRBA’s conflict check within its database, the firm has not encountered any creditors of the Debtor in which an actual conflict exists between the firm and such creditors. However, in an abundance of caution, SRBA presently represents the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Castex Energy 2005 Holdco, LLC, et al. (“Castex”). At the April 5, 2021 § 341(a) Meeting of Creditors in Castex, counsel for the Debtor appeared and asked questions regarding its purported claim against Castex. SRBA has researched the facts and circumstances surrounding the Debtor’s purported claim against Castex, and finds that it does not, in fact, have a claim against Castex. Nevertheless, should issues arise in this Chapter 11 Case requiring action by the Commercial Committee that involve claims by or against Castex, SRBA will not participate in such matters, and instead, the Commercial Committee will employ conflicts counsel to address such issues.

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11. If, at any time during the course of this proceeding, SRBA learns of any representation which may give rise to a conflict, the firm will promptly file with the Court an amended declaration identifying and specifying such involvement. 12. SRBA and certain of its attorneys have represented and, in the future, will likely represent creditors of the Debtor in connection with matters unrelated to the Debtor and this Chapter 11 case. 13. SRBA represented, represents, and in the future will likely represent committees in matters unrelated to the Debtor and this Chapter 11 Case, whose members may be creditors and/or committee members in this case. 14. Based on the results of the search described above, and by making general and, when applicable, specific inquiries of SRBA personnel, insofar as I have been able to ascertain after diligent inquiry, SRBA (i) does not represent any entity having an adverse interest in connection with this Chapter 11 Case and (ii) does not represent or hold an interest adverse to the interest of the Debtor or its estate with respect to matters on which SRBA is to be employed. Moreover, SRBA is disinterested within the meaning of Section 101(14) of the Bankruptcy Code, in that neither I, SRBA, nor any of its members, counsel, or associates: a. are creditors, equity security holders or insiders of the Debtor; b. are or were within two years before the Petition Date, a director, officer, or employee of the Debtor; or c. have an interest materially adverse to the interest of the estate or of any class of creditors or equity security holders, by reason of any direct or indirect relationship to, connection with, or interest in, the Debtor or for any other reason.

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15. As a part of SRBA’s bankruptcy and corporate restructuring practice, SRBA’s clientele includes debtors, creditors and other statutory committees, institutional creditors, asset purchasers, venture capitalists, secured parties, lessors, contract parties, equity holders, directors and officers, court-appointed fiduciaries, plan sponsors, indenture trustees, and bond insurers. The Debtor have numerous creditors and other parties-in-interest. SRBA may have in the past represented and may presently or in the future represent or be deemed adverse to, creditors or parties-in-interest in addition to those specifically disclosed above in matters unrelated to this Chapter 11 Case. SRBA believes that its representation of such creditors or other parties in such other matters has not affected and will not affect its representation of the Commercial Committee in these proceedings. 16. In addition to its bankruptcy and corporate restructuring practice, SRBA maintains an active corporate, business, and transactional law practice. SRBA appears in cases, proceedings, and transactions involving many different attorneys, accountants, financial consultants, and investment bankers, some of whom now or may in the future represent or be deemed adverse to claimants or parties-in-interest in these cases. 17. Except as otherwise set forth herein, insofar as I have been able to ascertain, the shareholders, counsel, associates, and staff members of SRBA do not have any connection with the Debtor, the Debtor’s officers and directors, the Debtor’s creditors, the Debtor’s equity security holders and other known parties-in-interests or their respective professionals. 18. To the best of my knowledge, information and belief formed after reasonable inquiry, neither I, nor any shareholder, special counsel, associate, or staff member of SRBA, insofar as I have been able to ascertain, is related to the bankruptcy judge assigned to the above-captioned Chapter 11 case.

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19. To the best of my knowledge, information and belief formed after reasonable inquiry, neither I, nor any shareholder, special counsel, associate, or staff member of SRBA, insofar as I have been able to ascertain, has a connection to the United States Trustee or any person employed in the Office of the United States Trustee. 20. Despite the substantial efforts described above to identify and disclose potential conflicts and connections with parties-in-interest in this case, neither I nor SRBA is able to conclusively identify all potential relationships or state with absolute certainty that every client representation or other connection of SRBA has been disclosed. To the extent that SRBA discovers any facts or additional information during the period of SRBA’s retention that requires disclosure, SRBA will supplement this Declaration to disclose such information. 21. SRBA intends to apply for compensation for professional services rendered in connection with these Chapter 11 cases subject to the approval of this Court and in compliance with applicable provisions of the Bankruptcy Code, Federal and Local Bankruptcy Rules, and Orders of the Court entered in these cases concerning compensation of professionals, on an hourly basis, plus reimbursement of actual, necessary expenses and other charges incurred by the firm. SRBA has not been paid any retainer against which to bill fees and expenses. 22. The attorneys and paralegals primarily responsible for representing the Commercial Committee, and their current standard hourly rates are:
Table 1 on page 20. Back to List of Tables
Name Title Hourly Rate
Paul Douglas Stewart, Jr. Member $455.00
William S. Robbins Member $445.00
Brandon A. Brown Member $445.00
Brooke W. Altazan Member $365.00

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Table 1 on page 21. Back to List of Tables
Nicholas J. Smeltz Associate $255.00
Kimberly A. Heard Paralegal $150.00
Other attorneys, paralegals, and case management clerks may assist in representing the Commercial Committee. The range of hourly rates for such professionals are, at this time, as follows:
Table 2 on page 21. Back to List of Tables
Name Title Hourly Rate
Jamie D. Cangelosi Of Counsel $365.00
Karina Shareen Associate $245.00
S. Grant Taylor Paralegal $150.00
Law Clerks $90.00
23. The hourly rates set forth above are subject to periodic adjustments to reflect economic and other conditions. Any such adjustments will be reflected in SRBA’s fee requests. There are no alternative fee arrangements from customary billing. Further, no professional varies his or her rate based on geographic location. 24. It is SRBA’s policy to charge its clients in all areas of practice for out-of-pocket expenses incurred in connection with the client’s case. The expenses charged to clients include, among other things, mail, and express mail, special or hand delivery, outgoing facsimiles, photocopying, scanning and/or printing, computer assisted research (which shall not be more than the actual cost incurred by SRBA in performing such research), travel, “working meals,” transcription, as well as non-ordinary overhead expenses such as secretarial and other overtime. SRBA will charge for these expenses in a manner and at rates consistent with charges made generally to its other clients.

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25. The following is provided in response to the request for additional information set forth in ¶ D.1 of the Guidelines for Reviewing Applications for Compensation and Reimbursement of Expenses Filed Under 11 U.S.C. § 330 by Attorneys in Larger Chapter 11 Cases (the “Revised Guidelines”): Question: Did you agree to any variations from, or alternatives to, your standard or customary billing arrangements for this engagement? Response: No. Question: Do any of the professionals included in this engagement vary their rate based on the geographic location of the bankruptcy case? Response: No. Question: If you represented the client in the twelve (12) months prepetition, disclose your billing rates and material financial terms for the prepetition engagement, including any adjustments during the 12 months prepetition. If your billing rates and material financial terms have changed post-petition, explain the difference and the reasons for the difference. Response: SRBA did not represent the Commercial Committee before its formation. Question: Has your client approved your prospective budget and staffing plan, and, if so, for what budget period? Response: The Commercial Committee is aware of the proposed rates to be charged by SRBA, as well as who will primarily work on the file. The Commercial Committee is further aware of limitations on this case due to circumstances, including but not limited to the Debtors’ operations, and use of funds alleged to be subject to the security interest of other creditors. The Commercial Committee and its professionals reserve all rights to seek approval of Commercial Committee professional fees. 26. SRBA intends to make a reasonable effort to comply with the U.S. Trustee’s requests for information and additional disclosures as set forth in the Appendix B of the Revised Guidelines, both in connection with the Application and the interim and final fee application be filed by SRBA in this Chapter 11 case.

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27. No promises have been received by SRBA nor any member, counselor, or associate thereof as to compensation in connection with this case other than in accordance with the provisions of the Bankruptcy Code. 28. No agreement exists, nor will any be made, to share any compensation received by SRBA for its services with any other person or firm. 29. SRBA will abide by the terms of any administrative order establishing procedures for professional compensation and reimbursement entered in this case. I hereby declare under the penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Dated: April 6, 2021 /s/Paul Douglas Stewart, Jr._______ Paul Douglas Stewart, Jr.

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EXHIBIT “1” Debtor: The Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of New Orleans Bankruptcy Judges and Staff (for the Eastern District of Louisiana): Hon. Meredith S. Grabill Anna Mangham, Law Clerk Abby Moskowitz, Law Clerk Katherine Clark, Law Clerk Chrystal Brooks-Raymond, Courtroom Deputy United States Trustee and Staff (Eastern District of Louisiana): Amanda Burnette George David W. Asbach Debtor’s Professionals: Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc. Jones Walker LLP UMR, Inc. ABS Offshore Harding Loevner International Equity Harvest MLP Income Fund Lazard international Equity Reinhart Partners Rhumbline Large Cap Index Rhumbline Mid Cap Index Rice Hall James Small/Mid Growth Rimrock High Income Plus Siguler Guff Distresed REOF II Siguler Guff DOF III Siguler Guff DOF IV Tortoise Vaughan Nelson Small Cap Value VIA Energy III Voya Global Real Estate Fund WCM Focused Growth International Equity Official Committee of Unsecured Commercial Creditors (Members and Professionals): First Bank and Trust James R. Noel (Chairman) Mark C. Landry (Counsel) Crescent Door & Hardware, Inc. Neuville C. Hotstream, Sr. (Member) Wayne Jablonowski (Counsel) Brown Rice Marketing, LLC

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Mark W. Brown (Member) MetroStudio, LLC Heather Gorman (Member) Ad Hoc Committee of Survivors4: Jan M. Hayden (Counsel) Edward Arnold (Counsel) David J. Molton (Counsel) Andrew M. Carty (Counsel) Uriel Pinelo (Counsel) Suni P. Beville (Counsel) Top 20 Creditors and Other Parties-in-Interest: 1. Hancock Whitney Bank 2. Optumrx for Rx Claims 3 .Ochsner Health System 4. [REDACTED] 5. Advanced Reconstructive Care 6. Meitler Consultants, Inc. 7. Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc. 8. Amerigroup LA 9. LUBA Casualty Insurance Co. 10. Louisiana Children’s Medical Center 11. White Oak Consulting 12. Badia Moro Hewett Architects LLC 13. Corass Electrical Service 14. Entergy 15. Hahn Enterprises, Inc. 16. Atmos Energy Louisiana 17. Wright National Flood Insurance Co. 18. DKI Office Furniture & Supplies 19. BSN Sports 20. [REDACTED] Governmental – Regulatory: Environmental Protection Agency Internal Revenue Service Louisiana Department of Revenue Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Louisiana Department of Insurance Louisiana Department of Motor Vehicles The Louisiana Public Facilities Authority, a public trust and public corporation of the State of Louisiana Louisiana Workforce Commission (Office of Workers Compensation) 4 The names of the Members of the Ad Hoc Committee of Survivors have been filed under seal in an abundance of caution.

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Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA Region 4) U.S. Department of Labor Vermont Department of Financial Regulation (Deputy Commissioner – Captive Insurance) Lenders: Dell Financial SVC, LP KS State Bank Hancock Whitney Bank Litigation Parties: [Redacted] C/O Sherman-Denenea, L.L.C. ABC Insurance Company (foreign insurance company) Amanda Gibson American Mutual Insurance Company Andrew Cupit Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond Asbestos Corporation, Ltd. AT&T Corporation B.L. [REDACTED] C/O Sherman-Denenea, L.L.C. Bethany Echelard, Kyle Echelard, & [REDACTED] Bishop Douglas Deshotel, DD Burmaster Land & Development Company, LLC C.L. Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans Centennial Insurance Company Christopher Edward Brown, Jr., Christopher Edward Brown, Sr., & Lisa Brown Claims Resolution Management Corporation CSR, Ltd. Deacon George Brignac [REDACTED] C/O Sherman-Denenea, L.L.C. [REDACTED] C/O Lamothe Law Firm, LLC Eagle, Inc. Employee(s) of Pope John Paul II High School [REDACTED] C/O Sherman-Denenea, L.L.C. Eric Reynolds Ernest Riley Excess Insurance Company [REDACTED] C/O Sherman-Denenea, L.L.C. Father Henry Brian Highfill Father James Hurley f/k/a Brother James Hurley Father Kenneth Hamilton Father Lawrence A. Hecker Father Michael Fraser Father Paul Calamari Frank Monica

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Litigation Parties (continued): Gayle M. Bartholomew [REDACTED] C/O Sherman-Denenea, L.L.C. Guard-Line, Inc. Harold Thomas Ehlinger Holy Cross College, Inc. d/b/a Holy Cross School Holy Guardian Angels Church Insurance Company of North America Kyle Bourgeois & [REDACTED] Lombard Insurance Company Louisiana Restaurant Association Self Insurer’s Fund [REDACTED] C/O Sherman-Denenea, L.L.C. [REDACTED] C/O Sherman-Denenea, L.L.C. Jane Doe (identity unknown) [REDACTED] C/O Father John Brown, S.J. [REDACTED] C/O Elizabeth B. Carpenter Law Firm [REDACTED] C/O Law Offices of Andre P. LaPlace [REDACTED] C/O Law Offices of Andre P. LaPlace [REDACTED] C/O Law Offices of Andre P. LaPlace [REDACTED] C/O Law Offices of Andre P. LaPlace [REDACTED] C/O Law Offices of Andre P. LaPlace John Doe II (foreign insurance corporation) John Doe III (foreign insurance corporation) [REDACTED] C/O Sherman-Denenea, L.L.C. [REDACTED] C/O Sherman-Denenea, L.L.C. [REDACTED] C/O Sherman-Denenea, L.L.C. Joseph Hebert Joseph Messina, Jr., Gail Sonnier Messina, Jason Carl Messina, & Ryan Scott Messina Kaitlyn Aubrey Luminais [REDACTED] C/O Sherman-Denenea, L.L.C. Lakeisha Nady Linda Lee Stonebreaker Melissa B. Adams Melissa Blunt [REDACTED] C/O Sherman-Denenea, L.L.C. Mikkal Peterson Neal Alan Pollet [REDACTED] C/O Ardoin, McKowen & Ory, LLC [REDACTED] C/O Sherman-Denenea, L.L.C. Our Lady of Divine Providence Roman Catholic Church, Metairie, Louisiana Our Lady of Prompt Succor Roman Catholic Church, Westwego, Louisiana [REDACTED] C/O Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, L.L.C. [REDACTED] C/O Lamothe Law Firm, LLC Philmat, Inc. Pope John Paul II High School [REDACTED] C/O Lamothe Law Firm, LLC

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Litigation Parties (continued): [REDACTED] C/O Sherman-Denenea, L.L.C. [REDACTED] C/O Sherman-Denenea, L.L.C. [REDACTED] C/O Sherman-Denenea, L.L.C. [REDACTED] C/O Lamothe Law Firm, LLC Salesians of Don Bosco, Eastern Province in the USA d/b/a Salesian Society, Inc. School Sisters of Notre Dame, Central Pacific Province f/k/a School Sisters of Notre Dame, Dallas Province [REDACTED] C/O The Hayes Law Firm, PLC Shaye R. Lirette Spencer Butler St. Bernard Parish Recreation Department St. Charles Catholic High School St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Marrero, Louisiana St. Mary’s Academy of the Holy Family St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company [REDACTED] C/O Lamothe Law Firm, LLC Taylor-Seidenbach, Inc. The Archdiocese of New Orleans Indemnity, Inc. The Catholic Mutual Relief Society of America The Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Province of the United States The Holy See (Vatican City State) The McCarty Corporation The Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of New Orleans The Society of the Divine World, Southern Province of St. Augustine The Society of the Roman Catholic Church of the Diocese of Lafayette [REDACTED]C/O Sherman-Denenea, L.L.C. [REDACTED]C/O Sherman-Denenea, L.L.C. Union Carbide Corporation USA Central and Southern Province, Society of Jesus Vincent Caminita, Jr., Misty Caminita, & [REDACTED] Warren Deemer & Mary Deemer Westchester Fire Insurance Company Zurich Insurance Company John H. Denenea, Esq. Frank J. Damico Jr. Herman, Herman, and Katz, LLC SOREN E GISLESON JOSEPH E CAIN RYAN P MONSOUR RICHARD C TRAHANT DAMON J BALDONE AND ASSOCIATES DAMON J BALDONE STEPHEN M HUBER ESQ ROGER A STETTER ESQ

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Litigation Parties (continued): ROBERT C JENKINS ESQ FRANK E LAMOTHE III ESQ ELIZABETH B CARPENTER ESQ FELECIA Y PEAVY, ESQ BENJAMIN T SANDERS MATTHEW R FRANSEN COLVIN LAW FIRM KRISTI S. SCHUBERT THE HAYES LAW FIRM PLC DASHAWN HAYES GAINSBURGH BENJAMIN DAVID MEUNIER AND WARSHAUER LLC KETTERER BROWNE AND ANDERSON DEREK T BRASLOW ARDOIN MCKOWEN AND ORY LLC DAVID W ARDOIN ESQ RYAN P MONSOUR PHILLIPS AND COHEN LLP PETER W. CHATFIELD AMY L. EASTON LUKE J. DIAMOND JEFFREY W. DICKSTEIN Insurers: AIG Insurance Company The Archdiocese of New Orleans Indemnity, Inc. Bedivere Insurance Company Berkley Crime Catholic Mutual Relief Society of America Church Mutual Insurance Company Founders Insurance Co. Ironshore Insurance Company Hiscox, Inc. Insurance Company Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. NAS Insurance Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company Safety National Travelers Insurance United Health BP Major Utility Providers: Allfax AT&T ATMOS ENTERGY CABLE ONE CENTURYLINK CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS

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Major Utility Providers (continued): City of Covington City of Slidell CLECO POWER LLC Coastal Environment COMPUCAST COX BUSINESS COX COMMUNICATIONS EATEL ELECTRICAL SALES CORP Excel LD HUNT TELECOMMUNICATIONS LLC JEFFERSON PARISH DEPT. OF WATER MAHATEL, LLC NelNet Business Solutions NEWWAVE COMMUNICATIONS Nextel - Sprint NOLA BROADBAND INC NTS COMMUNICATIONS Protection One / ADT Reserve Telecommunications River Parish Disposal SEWERAGE & WATER BOARD OF N.O. SOUTHERN NETWORKING SERVICES LLC SPARKLIGHT SPECTRUM BUSINESS ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH UTILITIES SWYFT CONNECT TAMMANY UTILITIES UTILITIES INC. OF LOUISIANA Verizon Wireless VI COMMUNICATIONS INC WASHINGTON-ST. TAMMANY ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. WASTE CONNECTIONS BAYOU INC WASTE MANAGEMENT WINDSTREAM Contract Parties: First Bank & Trust Academy Real Estate, LLC Ads Systems LLC Adt Commercial Alarm Detection & Suppression Systems Contractors, LLC American Office Supplies Arch Of New Orleans Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Louisiana Bourgeois Bennett

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Contract Parties (continued): Bradford & Marzec LLC Capitelli S Wicker Captrust CF Biggs Co. Inc. Champagne Elevator Chemsearch, Inc Christmount Cintas Circle Lake Retreat Center Conduent Image Solutions Corvus Janitorial Supplies Crescent Payroll Solutions, Inc. Dirty Laundry Discovery Benefits, Inc Eagle Hurst Ranch Elevator Technical Services, Inc. Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc. Gallo Mechanical Services, LLC Guillory Sheet Metal Works Hancock Bank Of Louisiana, New Orleans Harvest Fund Advisors LLC Hunt Telecom, LLC Insight Knowledgement Management Systems Iron Mountain Information Management Inc Johnson Controls Fire Protection Lp Johnson Lambert Llp Kane (Usa), Inc. Kar Kleinpeter, Gary Kone Konica Minolta Premier Finance Kushner & Lagraize LLC Impacted Enrollment Consulting LLC Magnolia Plantation Marywood Retreat & Conference Center Mercier Realty & Investment Company Milliman Nacome Camp & Retreat Center New Orleans Pest Management Orkin Pest Control Parishsoft LLC Pinnacle Elevator, LLC Point Au Fer Island, L.L.C. Point Au Fer, L.LC Pratt Landry Associates, Inc.

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Contract Parties (continued): Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC Public Storage Ray Bros., Inc. Ready Power Red Hawk Fire & Security Republic Services, Inc. River Parish Disposal Royal Crown Coffee Sci La Rumbelow Consulting Selection.Com Simplex Grinnell Soto Camp Southwest Engineers St. Joseph's Abbey St. Tammany Parish Government State Street Global Advisors Trust Company Sysco Terminix Service Co Inc The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America The Security Center Tyco Simplex Grinnell UMR Inc. United Healthcare Insurance Co Unitedhealthcare BP Uniti Fiber, LLC Uniti Voip Vaugh Nelson Investment Management LC Venture Investment Associates Voya Institutional Plan Services, LLC Wcm Investment Management Officers, Board, Council and Committee Members: Mr. Rodney J. Abele, Jr. Ms. Marguerite L. Adams, Esq. Very Rev. Peter O. Akpoghiran, J.C.D. Most Rev. Gregory M. Aymond, D.D, Ms. Emily Marcotte Barilleau Very Rev. Patrick Carr, Vicar General Mr. Joseph Carrere Mr. Mason G. Couvillon Most Rev. Fernand J. Cheri, III, O.F.M,V.G. Deacon Ron Drez, Jr. Mr. Terry A. DuFrene Mr. Lloyd E. Eagan, Jr.

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Officers, Board, Council and Committee Members (continued): Mr. Jeffery J. Entwisle Mr. Paul L. Fine Mr. William F. Finegan Mr. Octave J. Francis, III Mr. Todd R. Gennardo Mr. Alex Gershanik Ms. Kathleen R. Hebert Ms. Catherine B. Howard Mr. Cory Howat Ms. Mary S. Johnson Mr. Robert D. Munch, Jr. Ms. Raechelle Munna, Esq. Ms. Dina B. Riviere Mr. Mark Rodi Mr. Lloyd A. Tate Mr. Jeffray A. Teague Mr. Calvin S. Tregre Mr. St. Denis J. Villere Rev. Otis W. Young, Jr.

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Current and Recent Former Entities Affiliated with the Debtors: Parishes: All Saints Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church, Bogalusa, Louisiana Ascension of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church, LaPlace Louisiana Assumption of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Avondale, Louisiana Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana Blessed Sacrament – St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana Christ the King Roman Catholic Church, Gretna, Louisiana Congregation of the Mission Western Province, Louisiana (St. Joseph) Corpus Christi-Epiphany Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana Divine Mercy Roman Catholic Church, Kenner, Louisiana Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Luling, Louisiana Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Franklinton, Louisiana Most Holy Name of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana Holy Name of Mary Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Marrero, Louisiana Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana Mary Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church, Mandeville, Louisiana Mary Queen of Vietnam Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana Mater Dolorosa Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana Most Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Covington, Louisiana Our Lady of Divine Providence Roman Catholic Church, Metairie, Louisiana Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church, Reserve, Louisiana Our Lady of Guadalupe Church & Shrine of St. Jude Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Slidell, Louisiana Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Violet, Louisiana Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church, Kenner, Louisiana Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church, Belle Chase, Louisiana Our Lady of Prompt Succor Roman Catholic Church, Westwego, Louisiana Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church Roman Catholic Church, Chalmette, Louisiana Our Lady of the Angels Roman Catholic Church, Waggaman, Louisiana Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church, Hahnville, Louisiana Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic Church, Mandeville, Louisiana Our Lady of the Rosary Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana Our Lady Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana Resurrection of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Lacombe, Louisiana Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Norco, Louisiana St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church, Jefferson, Louisiana St. Agnes le Thi Thanh Roman Catholic Church, Marrero, Louisiana St Andrew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana

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Parishes (continued): St. Angela Merici Roman Catholic Church, Metairie, Louisiana St. Ann Roman Catholic Church and Shrine, Metairie, Louisiana St. Anselm Roman Catholic Church, Madisonville, Louisiana St. Anthony of Barataria Roman Catholic Church, Lafitte, Louisiana St. Anthony Roman Catholic Church, Gretna, Louisiana St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, Luling, Louisiana St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana St. Benedict Roman Catholic Church, Covington, Louisiana St. Benilde Roman Catholic Church, Metairie, Louisiana St. Bernard Roman Catholic Church, St. Bernard, Louisiana St. Bonaventure Roman Catholic Church, Avondale, Louisiana St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church, Metairie, Louisiana St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church, Destrehan, Louisiana St. Christopher the Martyr Roman Catholic Church, Metairie, Louisiana St. Clement of Rome Roman Catholic Church, Metairie, Louisiana St. Cletus Roman Catholic Church, Gretna, Louisiana St. David Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana St. Dominic’s Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana St. Edward the Confessor Roman Catholic Church, Metairie, Louisiana St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church, Metairie, Louisiana St. Gabriel Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana St. Genevieve Roman Catholic Church, Slidell, Louisiana St. Gertrude Roman Catholic Church, Des Allemands, Louisiana St. Hubert Roman Catholic Church, Garyville, Louisiana St. James Major Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana St. Jane de Chantal Roman Catholic Church, Abita Springs, Louisiana St. Jerome Roman Catholic Church, Kenner, Louisiana St. Joachim Roman Catholic Church, Marrero, Louisiana St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church, LaPlace, Louisiana St. John Bosco Roman Catholic Church, Harvey, Louisiana St. John of the Cross Roman Catholic Church, Lacombe, Louisiana St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Edgard, Louisiana St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Paradis, Louisiana St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Folsom, Louisiana St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Algiers, Louisiana St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Gretna, Louisiana St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Marrero, Louisiana St. Katherine Drexel Roman Catholic Church New Orleans, Louisiana St. Raymond and St. Leo the Great Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana St. Louis Cathedral St. Louis King of France Roman Catholic Church, Metairie, Louisiana St. Luke the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Slidell, Louisiana St. Margaret Mary Roman Catholic Church, Slidell, Louisiana

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Parishes (continued): St. Maria Goretti Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana St. Mark Roman Catholic Church, Ama, Louisiana St. Martha Roman Catholic Church, Harvey, Louisiana St. Mary Magdalen Roman Catholic Church, Metairie, Louisiana St. Mary of the Angels Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans Louisiana St. Matthew The Apostle Roman Catholic Church, River Ridge, Louisiana St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Port Sulphur, Louisiana St. Paul The Apostle Parish Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, Covington, Louisiana St. Peter Claver Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, Reserve, Louisiana St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, Metairie, Louisiana St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana St. Rita Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana St. Rita Roman Catholic Church, Harahan, Louisiana St. Rosalie Roman Catholic Church, Harvey, Louisiana St. Theresa of Avila Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana St. Thomas Roman Catholic Church, Pointe a La Hache, Louisiana Sts. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, Pearl River, Louisiana Society of the Redemptorist (St. Anthony) Transfiguration of the Lord Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana The Visitation of Our Lady Roman Catholic Church, Marrero, Louisiana Churches: Christ the King Church Corpus Christi-Epiphany Church Divine Mercy Church Good Shepherd Parish St Stephen Church Holy Family Church (Franklinton) Holy Family Church (Luling) Holy Name of Jesus Church Holy Name of Mary Church Holy Spirit Church Immaculate Conception Church (Marrero) Immaculate Conception Church (New Orleans) Infant Jesus of Prague Mission Mary Queen of Peace Church Mary Queen of Vietnam Church Mater Dolorosa Church Most Holy Trinity Church Our Lady of Divine Providence Church Our Lady of Grace Church Our Lady of Guadalupe (Shrine of St. Jude)

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Churches (continued): Our Lady of La Vang Mission Our Lady of Lourdes Church (Slidell) Our Lady of Lourdes Church (Violet) Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (Belle Chasse) Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (Kenner) Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church (Chalmette) Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church (Westwego) Our Lady of the Angels Church Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church Our Lady of the Lake Church Our Lady of the Rosary Church Our Lady Star of the Sea Church Resurrection of Our Lord Church Sacred Heart Church Sacred Heart of Jesus Church St. Agnes Church St. Agnes Le Thi Thanh Church St. Alphonsus Church St. Andrew the Apostle Church St. Angela Merici Church St. Ann Church and Shrine St. Ann Mission St. Anselm Church St. Anthony Church St. Anthony Mission St. Anthony of Padua Church (Luling) St. Anthony of Padua Church (New Orleans) St. Augustine Church St. Benedict Church St. Benilde Church St. Bernard Church St. Bonaventure Church St. Catherine of Siena Church St. Charles Borromeo Church St. Christopher the Martyr Church St. Clement of Rome Church St. Cletus Church St. David Church St. Dominic Church St. Edward the Confessor Church St. Francis of Assisi Church St. Francis Xavier Church St. Gabriel the Archangel Church St. Genevieve Church St. Gertrude Church

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Churches (continued): St. Hubert Church St. James Major Church St. Jane de Chantal Church St. Jerome Church St. Joachim Church St. Joan of Arc Church (LaPlace) St. John Bosco Church St. John of the Cross Church St. John the Baptist Church (Edgard) St. John the Baptist Church (Folsom) St. John the Baptist Church (New Orleans) St. John the Baptist Church (Paradis) St. Joseph Church (Algiers) St. Joseph Church (New Orleans) St. Joseph Church and Shrine on the Westbank St. Joseph the Worker Church St. Katharine Drexel Church St. Louis Cathedral-Basilica St. Louis King of France Church St. Luke the Evangelist Church St. Margaret Mary Church St. Maria Goretti Church St. Mark Church St. Martha Church St. Mary Magdalen Church St. Mary of the Angels Church St. Mary’s Assumption Church St. Mary’s Chapel (St. Mary’s Assumption) St. Mary’s Church (St. Louis Cathedral-Basilica) St. Matthew the Apostle Church St. Michael the Archangel Mission St. Nicholas of Myra Mission St. Patrick Church (New Orleans) St. Patrick Church (Port Sulphur) St. Paul the Apostle Church St. Peter Cemetery (St. Peter Church Reserve) St. Peter Church (Covington) St. Peter Church (Reserve) St. Peter Claver Church St. Philip Neri Church St. Pius X Church St. Pius X Mission St. Raymond-St. Leo the Great Church St. Rita Church (Harahan) St. Rita Church (New Orleans)

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Churches (continued): St. Rosalie Church St. Theresa of Avila Church St. Thomas Church - Assumption of Our Lady Mission Sts. Peter and Paul Church Transfiguration of the Lord Church Visitation of Our Lady Church Archdiocesan High Schools: Academy of our Lady St. Scholastica Academy Archbishop Chapelle High School Archbishop Hannan High School Archbishop Shaw High School Archbishop Rummel High School Holy Rosary Academy High School Pope John Paul II High School St. Charles Catholic High School St. Michaels Special School St. Scholastica Academy Parish Schools: Academy of Our Lady Annunciation School Ascension of Our Lord School Christ the King School Holy Family Pre-School Holy Name of Jesus School Holy Rosary Academy (Closed) Immaculate Conception School Mary Queen of Peace School Our Lady of Divine Providence School (Closed) Our Lady of Lourdes School Our Lady of Perpetual Help School (Belle Chasse) Our Lady of Perpetual Help School (Kenner) Our Lady of Prompt Succor School (Chalmette) Our Lady of Prompt Succor School (Westwego) Our Lady of the Lake School Resurrection of Our Lord School Sacred Heart of Jesus School (Closed) St. Alphonsus School St. Andrew the Apostle School St. Angela Merici School St. Ann School St. Anthony Pre-School St. Anthony School St. Benilde School

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Parish Schools (continued): St. Catherine of Siena School St. Charles Borromeo School St. Christopher the Martyr School St. Clement of Rome School St. Cletus School St. Dominic School St. Edward the Confessor School St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School St. Francis Xavier School St. Joan of Arc School (LaPlace) St. Joan of Arc School (New Orleans) St. Leo the Great School St. Louis King of France School St. Margaret Mary School St. Mary Magdalen School St. Matthew the Apostle School St. Michael School St. Peter Claver School (Closed) St. Peter School (Covington) St. Peter School (Reserve) St. Philip Neri School St. Pius X School St. Rita School (Harahan) St. Rita School (New Orleans) St. Rosalie School St. Stephen School The Good Shepherd Nativity Mission School Visitation of Our Lady School Other Non-Debtor Entities: Academy of the Sacred Heart School Annunciation Inn Apartments (Christopher Homes) Archdiocese of New Orleans Chancery Archdiocese of New Orleans Priests Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat Center Blessed Seelos Center Brother Martin High School Cabrini High School Camp Abbey Retreat Center Catholic Charismatic Renewal Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans Catholic Foundation of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, Inc. Center of Jesus the Lord at Our Lady of Good Counsel Christian Brothers School City Park Campus Christian Brothers School St. Anthony Campus

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Other Non-Debtor Entities (continued): Christopher Homes, Inc. Christopher Inn (Christopher Homes) Clarion Herald Publishing Co., Inc. Daughters of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary De La Salle High Schoo Delille (Christopher Homes) Discalced Carmelite Nuns Hanmaum Korean Catholic Chapel Holy Cross High School Holy Cross Middle School Holy Cross Primary School Holy Family Summer Camp Hope House Jesuit High School Loyola University New Orleans Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops Louisiana Pro Life Counsel Mater Dolorosa Apartments (Christopher Homes) Metairie Manor Dietary (Christopher Homes) Metairie Manor I, II, III (Christopher Homes) Mount Carmel Academy Nazareth Inn I and II (Christopher Homes) New Orleans Catholic Cemeteries Notre Dame Health System (Chateau de Notre Dame) Notre Dame Seminary and Graduate School of Theology Our Lady of Lourdes Bingo Our Lady of Lourdes Summer Camp Ozanam Inn Place Dubourg (Christopher Homes) Project Lazarus Roquette Lodge Dietary (Christopher Homes) Rosaryville Spirit Life Center Rouquette Lodge (Christopher Homes) School Food and Nutrition Services of New Orleans, Inc. (Locations) School Food and Nutrition Services of New Orleans, Inc. (Office) Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana Southern Dominican Province St Luke Summer Camp St. Anthony’s Gardens St. Augustine High School St. Benard Manor (Christopher Homes) St. Benedict the Moor School St. John Berchman Manor (Christopher Homes) St. Joseph’s Abbey Church St. Joseph Seminary College

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Other Non-Debtor Entities (continued): St. Katharine Drexel Preparatory School St. Mary’s Academy of the Holy Family St. Mary’s Dominican High School St. Martin Manor (Christopher Homes) The St. Paul’s High School St. Teresa’s Villa (Christopher Homes) St. Thérèse Academy Society of St. Teresa Society of St. Vincent de Paul Stella Maris Apostleship of the Sea Stuart Hall School for Boys Tulane Catholic Center University of Holy Cross University of New Orleans Newman Center Ursuline Academy Villa St. Maurice (Christopher Homes) Willwoods Community Wynhoven Apartments I and II (Christopher Homes)

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APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL OF THE EMPLOYMENT OF STEWART ROBBINS BROWN & ALTAZAN, LLC AS COUNSEL TO THE OFFICIAL COMMITTEE OF UNSECURED COMMERCIAL CREDITORS, EFFECTIVE AS OF MARCH 15, 2021 EXHIBIT C NOEL DECLARATION

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IN THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA In re: § § Case No. 20-10846 THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH § OF THE ARCHDOCESE OF NEW § Section “A” ORLEANS § § Debtor.5 § Chapter 11 DECLARATION OF JIM R. NOEL IN SUPPORT OF THE APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL OF THE EMPLOYMENT OF STEWART ROBBINS BROWN & ALTAZAN, LLC AS COUNSEL TO THE OFFICIAL COMMITTEE OF UNSECURED COMMERCIAL CREDITORS, EFFECTIVE AS OF MARCH 15, 2021 I, Jim R. Noel, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1746, to the best of my knowledge and belief, and after reasonable inquiry, declare under penalty of perjury as follows: 1. I, Jim R. Noel, am an employee of First Bank & Trust (“First Bank”). I am the representative of a member of the Official Committee of Unsecured Commercial Creditors of The Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of New Orleans (the “Commercial Committee”) appointed in the bankruptcy case (the “Chapter 11 Case”) of the above-captioned debtor. I am authorized to submit this declaration (the “Noel Declaration”) in support of the Application for Approval of the Employment of Stewart Robbins Brown & Altazan, LLC as Counsel to the Unsecured Commercial Creditors Committee, Effective March 15, 2021 (the “Application”) on behalf of the Commercial Committee.6 5 The last four digits of the Debtor’s federal tax identification number are 8966. The Debtor’s principal place of business is located at 7887 Walmsley Ave., New Orleans, LA 70125. 6 Capitalized terms not otherwise defined herein shall have the same meanings ascribed to them in the Application.

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The Commercial Committee’s Selection of SRBA as Counsel 2. Stewart Robbins Brown & Altazan, LLC (“SRBA” or the “Firm”) is proposed to serve as counsel to the Commercial Committee. The Commercial Committee recognizes that a review process is necessary in managing counsel to ensure that bankruptcy professionals are subject to the same scrutiny and accountability as professionals in non-bankruptcy engagements. The review process utilized by the Commercial Committee here assessed potential committee counsel based on their expertise in the relevant legal issues and in similar proceedings. 3. On March 5, 2021, the Office of the United States Trustee filed that certain Notice of Appointment of Commercial Creditor’s Committee [Docket No. 772], appointing the Commercial Committee pursuant to section 1102 of the Bankruptcy Code, followed by a Supplemental Notice of Appointment of Unsecured Commercial Creditor’s Committee to Designate Name [Docket No. 792]. The Commercial Committee consists of the following committee members: (i) First Bank and Trust; (ii) Crescent Door & Hardware, Inc.; (iii) Brown Rice Marketing, LLC; and (iv) MetroStudio, LLC. 4. On March 15, 2021, the Committee held a meeting and, among, other things, selected SRBA as counsel, subject to Court approval. Rate Structure 5. In my capacity as Commercial Committee member, I am responsible for supervising counsel. SRBA informed the Commercial Committee that its rates are consistent between bankruptcy representations, including related transactional and litigation services. SRBA also informed the Commercial Committee that its current hourly rates apply to non-bankruptcy services, if any, provided by the Firm, unless a contingent fee, mixed contingent fee, flat fee, or blended rate arrangement is agreed upon.

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APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL OF THE EMPLOYMENT OF STEWART ROBBINS BROWN & ALTAZAN, LLC AS COUNSEL TO THE OFFICIAL COMMITTEE OF UNSECURED COMMERCIAL CREDITORS, EFFECTIVE AS OF MARCH 15, 2021 EXHIBIT D ENGAGEMENT AGREEMENT

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STEWART Member ROBBINS 301 Main Street, Suite 1640 Baton Rouge, LA 70801 STEWARTROBBINSBROWN6ALTAZANLLC 225.231.9998 March 16, 2021 PRIVILEGED AND CONFIDENTIAL: ATTORNEY-CLIENT COMMUNICATION James R. Noel, Chairperson Official Committee of Commercial Unsecured Creditors of The Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of New Orleans 118 Lake Dr. Covington, LA 70433 Re: Engagement as Counsel - Official Committee of Unsecured Commercial Creditors of The Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of New Orleans;Case No. 20-10846; United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of LouisianaDear Mr. Noel: Thank you for retaining Stewart Robbins Brown & Altazan, L.L.C. (“SRBA”) to represent The Official Committee of Commercial Unsecured Creditors (the “Committee”) of The Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Our engagement began on March 15, 2021. Our engagement will involve representation of The Official Committee of Commercial Unsecured Creditors of The Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of New Orleans in connection with the chapter 11 case pending before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (the “Bankruptcy Court”). We look forward to serving the Committee's needs in this matter. I. Scope of Representation: The Committee (often referred to as “you” or “your”) should have a clear understanding of the legal services we will provide. You are employing us to represent the Committee’s interests in the chapter 11 case of The Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Any questions you have should be dealt with promptly. Our actions on your behalf will at all times be to the best of our ability. Any expressions on our part concerning the outcome of your legal matters are expressions of our best professional judgment, but are not guarantees. Such opinions are necessarily limited by our knowledge of the facts and are based on the state of the law at the time they are expressed.

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Official Committee of Commercial Unsecured Creditors March 16,2021 Page | 2 The entity we represent is the entity identified in our engagement letter, the Committee, and does not include any affiliates of such person or entity (for example, if you are a corporation or partnership, any parents, subsidiaries, employees, officers, directors, shareholders or partners of any corporation or partnership, or commonly owned corporations or partnerships; or, if you are a trade association, any members of the trade association). Thus, for conflict-of-interest purposes, we may represent another client in another matter with interests adverse to any such affiliate without obtaining your consent. Upon our completion of any services that you have retained us to perform, the attorney-client relationship will be considered terminated without need of a completion or termination letter. This will be the case whether or not we continue to send you announcements, newsletters or other general information. If you later retain us to perform further or additional services, our attorney-client relationship will be renewed subject to these terms of engagement, as they may be supplemented at that time. Upon our completion of any services that you have retained us to perform, the attorney-client relationship will be considered terminated without need of a completion or termination letter. This will be the case whether or not we continue to send you announcements, newsletters or other general information. If you later retain us to perform further or additional services, our attorney-client relationship will be renewed subject to these terms of engagement, as they may be supplemented at that time. II. Who Will Provide the Legal Services: Customarily, each client of the firm is served by a particular attorney. Nonetheless, your work or parts of it may be performed by other lawyers and legal assistants in the firm. Such delegation may be for the purpose of involving lawyers or legal assistants with special expertise in a given area for the purpose of providing services on the most efficient and timely basis. When practicable, we will advise you of the names of those attorneys and legal assistants who work on your matters. It is expected that in your case, myself, as well as various partners, associates and paralegals, will perform the majority of services. III. Our Fees. Additional Charges and Guarantee: Unless otherwise agreed, our fees are determined on the basis of the time spent by the individual attorneys and legal assistants assigned to provide services on your behalf at their standard hourly rates. Hourly rates vary with the experience and seniority of the individuals assigned and may be adjusted by the firm from time to time. Currently, our standard hourly rates range from $255 to $455 for attorneys and $150 for legal assistants. Unless otherwise agreed, time spent on a matter is reflected on our invoices as our best estimate of time spent described in 6-minute increments, unless required by Local Rules of the courtfs] in which a matter is pending. Expenses related to providing services are included in our invoices as disbursements advanced by us on your behalf and are charged at our cost. Such expenses include photocopying

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Official Committee of Commercial Unsecured Creditors March 16,2021 P a g e | 3 charges, travel expenses, telecopies, filing and recording fees, long distance telephone calls, postage, express mail, computerized legal research charges, computerized litigation database charges, storage of litigation data and other out-of-pocket expenses. Our costs for standard-sized black-and-white photocopies or prints is $0.20 per page, for standard-sized color photocopies or prints are $0.50 per page and for telecopies (faxes) are $1.00 per page. Our cost for litigation data storage is $10.00 per gigabyte of stored data per month for up to 10 gigabytes, $5.00 per gigabyte of stored data per month for 11 gigabytes to 20 gigabytes, and $2.00 per gigabyte of stored data per month for upwards of 21 gigabytes. When possible, we will ask vendors to bill you directly for costs rather than advancing those costs on your behalf. We are often requested to estimate the amount of fees and costs likely to be incurred in connection with a particular matter. We may furnish such an estimate based upon our professional judgment, but always with the understanding that it is not a maximum or fixed-fee quotation. The ultimate fees and costs may be more or less than the amounts estimated. IV. Billing Arrangements and Terms of Payment: As you know, neither the Committee nor its members are responsible for the payment of our fees. Rather the bankruptcy estate of The Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of New Orleans is solely responsible for our fees and expenses. It is our responsibility to make periodic application to the Bankruptcy Court for payment of those fees and expenses. V. Termination: You may terminate our representation at any time, with or without cause, by notifying us. If we do not perform any legal services for you on a matter for more than one year, we may in our discretion consider the matter to be closed. The termination of our services (whether by you or by us) will not affect your responsibility to pay for legal services rendered and additional charges incurred before termination and in connection with an orderly transition of the matter. We are subject to the codes of professional responsibility for the jurisdiction in which we practice, which lists several types of conduct or circumstances that require or allow us to withdraw from representing a client, including for example: nonpayment of fees or costs, misrepresentation or failure to disclose material facts, action contrary to our advice, and conflict of interest with another client. We try to identify in advance and discuss with our client any situation that may lead to our withdrawal. If withdrawal ever becomes necessary, we will give the client written notice of our withdrawal. VI. Retention and Destruction of Files:

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Official Committee of Commercial Unsecured Creditors March 16,2021 Page | 4 During or after and engagement for a particular matter, we reserve the right to send to a third-party storage facility and/or to discard any files for the matter (unless you first direct us to transfer them elsewhere) and may also electronically copy all or parts of such files and may discard related “hard copies.” You shall be responsible for any costs and expenses in retrieving any such files sent to a third-party storage facility. We will use our discretion in determining what information in the files to retain and for how long and generally will discard drafts, attorney notes, publicly available documents or similar information. At our option without any further notice to you, we reserve the right to discard all or parts of such files that you do not retrieve after six months (or such longer period as may be permitted by law) after our engagement for the matter is completed or terminated. But before then, we will not discard any documents provided by you without first giving you a chance to retrieve such documents. VII. Additional Damages Requested in Litigation: Papers we file may request that you be awarded additional damages (such attorneys’ fees, treble damages, punitive damages, and/or prejudgment interest) as part of your claim. These types of damages are often denied. Therefore, unless we expressly advise you otherwise, you should not assume that any such recovery will be forthcoming or that those items realistically will be part of any settlement negotiation. Thus, in any settlement or favorable court judgment, you may have to bear your own attorney’s fees and costs and may not receive interest on amounts due you up to the date of judgment. VIII. Future Conflicts: Client is aware that the firm may now represent, or has previously represented, clients with interests that may be adverse to clients. In connection with requests for conflict waivers, the firm will provide client with information which will not cause the firm to be in breach of any confidentiality agreement or to violate any attorney-client privilege for (i) any party that the firm is representing whose interests may be adverse to client’s, including the nature of the representation; (ii) any party that the firm previously represented whose interests may have been adverse to client’s, including the nature of the representation; and (iii) past or current representation of businesses that are competitors, even if the firm’s representation is or was not in any way adverse to client’s. Client will promptly determine, in its sole discretion, whether it can grant a waiver to any conflict that arises from any of those representations. IX. Independent Review: Client may wish to, and is urged to, have an independent law firm review this engagement agreement on your behalf.

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Official Committee of Commercial Unsecured Creditors March 16,2021 Page | 5 We hope that this letter adequately summarizes the terms of our engagement, the fee arrangement, and the scope of our representation of you. We have not made and do not make any warranties or representations concerning the success of our efforts nor can we predict a favorable outcome as to the matters undertaken. Nonetheless, we are hopeful that our services will prove to be economically beneficial to you. Termination either by you or by this firm will not affect any obligation to pay for legal services rendered and to reimburse for costs incurred through the effective date of termination. We certainly look forward to representing you. If you have any questions regarding any of the terms of our representation please feel free to contact me at your convenience. With warmest regards, I am Very truly yours, T St^UhSAtr Paul Douglas Stewart, Jr. PDS:kah Read and Agreed to: Official Committee of Unsecured Commercial Creditors of The Rpmarf Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of New OrleansBy: Mr. Jamds R. Noel, Chairperson Dated: H ZoM

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