The public tally of top attorneys who've turned down requests to represent Trump is up to 4 or 5 with this weekend's revelation that Dan Webb (the Chicago-based former US Attorney) rebuffed Trump. We don't know how many attorneys in addition to those publicly named have turned down Trump. I know there's at least one more. I don't feel free to name the attorney but the choice of this particular attorney may point toward some of Trump's legal concerns. The choice suggests that Trump's current attorneys are worried about exposure involving bank fraud or bankruptcy fraud. More specifically, there may be a concern about material misrepresentations in loan and or bankruptcy documents, whether it's a case of exaggerating assets to borrow or hiding/undervaluing assets to gain more favorable terms of repayment for loans in default.
What loans? Maybe Deutche Bank.
In December, Deutche Bank announced that it would provide special counsel Mueller all Trump documents they have after Mueller subpoenaed all records pertaining to Trump. Trump denied that there was a subpoena when news of the subpoena was announced by the media, but Deutche Bank's announcement that it would comply was public.
Trump borrowed hundreds of millions of dollars from Deutche Bank to finance his Chicago tower and he personally guaranteed those loans, meaning he voluntarily dropped the corporate shield and would be personally responsible if his company defaulted. When Trump's company defaulted on the loans, Deutche Bank demanded immediate repayment of $40 million (of $300 million still owed) from Trump personally. Trump then claimed that the default was the the result of a force majeure (act of nature/God) -- the real estate market collapse--so he wasn't responsible. It was a novel and 'creative' argument that if accepted could have saved a lot of people from bankruptcy after the financial crisis, but it's a ridiculous argument that no court would accept. It's just Trump being Trump. In true Trumpian fashion he also claimed that the lender actually owed him money. In other words, he pulled the same sort of nonsense he pulls on small vendors he's been known to stiff by the thousands, except this time the company he owed money has resources and good lawyers to fight back. Terms were renegotiated with Deutche Bank and Deutche Bank did not get nearly what it was owed. Trump most likely had to present documentation of his personal assets and prove that they weren't sufficient to pay off the loans.
The attorney Trump sought to hire has a specialty in the area of criminally hiding assets from creditors.