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The Trust Being a Multi-Party Relationship, Whom Legal Counsel Represents Can Get Complicated

The trust being a multi-party relationship, it is not always that easy to discern at any given time whom legal counsel is representing, or should be representing, in matters relating to the trust’s creation and...more

Law Firm with Inaccurate Billing Records Receives Nothing for Its Efforts

Woodland Hills Attorney Barry P. Goldberg warns his colleagues to have believable and accurate time records or risk receiving no compensation whatsoever from a reviewing court. Since the California Court of Appeal did not...more

Mediation and Arbitration have their limitations when it comes to trust disputes.

Unless the fiduciary issues and the representation issues in a trust dispute are properly sorted out in advance, there is a very real risk that an ill-considered rush to mediate or arbitrate will prove an expensive and...more

Common mistakes in LLP agreements

LLPs have now been around for a while and some common and serious errors are emerging in the way LLP agrements are written - even by commercial publishers. Does yours need reviewing?...more

Fair v. Bakhtiari: Attorney’s Breach of Fiduciary Duty in Connection with Business Transaction with Client Results in Forfeiture...

An attorney entered into business transactions with his clients, jointly creating and managing financial companies. In setting up the companies, the attorney did not disclose in writing the terms of the transactions, did not...more

Lawyer Codes & Common Law

Charles E. Rounds, Jr., Lawyer Codes Are Just About Licensure, the Lawyer's Relationship with the State: Recalling the Common Law Agency, Contract, Tort, Trust, and Property Principles that Regulate the Lawyer-Client...more

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