What to Know Before Investing in a Client

Attorneys that have been representing corporate entities for long periods of time can sometimes become like family. Attorneys typically offer their expertise in the form of legal advice and guidance to their corporate clients, and this may help the clients meet their business and economic goals. As time passes, attorneys may start celebrating the nonlegal success of their clients. It’s becoming more common for attorneys to financially invest in their…

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Identifying and Dealing with Conflicts

Attorneys are generally aware that conflicts are serious business. There are plenty of cautionary tales in the media, as many recent high-profile legal malpractice cases seem to have their roots in unresolved conflicts issues. However, by understanding the types of conflicts and how to resolve them, attorneys can minimize the risk of finding themselves in a conflict and unnecessarily losing work every time there is a suggestion of conflict. The…

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