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What Type of Lawyer Would Tape a Client?

Chris McDonough Esq.  At 5:34 am on July 25, 2018, a certain someone raised the above question upon learning that his personal lawyer had taped at least one conversation they had. The media responded by stating that New York is … Continue reading

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Retainer Games

Chris McDonough Esq. Foley Griffin LLP As a regular part of my practice, I draft retainers for law firms. I usually ask the client what they want to achieve with the retainer and begin drafting from there. Required information includes … Continue reading

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The Interactive Website Dilemma

Most lawyers have websites. Most lawyers create those websites to solicit business for their firms. In my opinion, not having a website is a grave mistake for almost every lawyer. Even when clients are referred to you, I would bet … Continue reading

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Differing Interests, Conflicts & Waiver and Consent 101

Differing interests between a lawyer and a client are defined as “every interest that will adversely affect either the judgment or the loyalty of a lawyer to a client, whether it be a conflicting, inconsistent, diverse, or other interest.” (RPC … Continue reading

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Advanced Legal Fees and Related Escrow Issues

I recently gave a lecture where I was discussing retainers, legal fees, and escrow. It became clear that there’s some confusion over advanced legal fees paid to a lawyer. A general retainer is a retainer paid to a lawyer for … Continue reading

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