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Attorney-Client Conflicts

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    What if there was a Prior Relationship between the Attorney and Client?

    An attorney may not accept or continue representation of a client without providing written disclosure to the client if the attorney has a legal, business, financial, professional, or personal relationship with a party in the same matter.

    May an Attorney Invest in a Client’s Business?

    Conflicts arise if the attorney wants to invest in a client’s business, accept an economic interest in the business in lieu of fees, or enter into transactions to provide goods or nonlegal services to a client. In any business transaction with a client or in any situation in which an attorney otherwise knowingly acquires a pecuniary interest adverse to the client, the attorney must do the following:

    • Fully disclose the transaction in writing to the client;
    • Ascertain the fairness of its terms;
    • Advise the client in writing that the client may seek independent legal advice;
    • Provide the client with a reasonable opportunity to seek such advice; and
    • Obtain the client’s informed written consent to the transaction.

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