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Ethics of Going into Business with Clients (Telephone)
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Attorneys often have opportunities to go into business with clients. They are invited or ask to be included in profit participation of a client’s promising businesses or transaction. This can come in the form of trading legal fees for equity stakes or investing cash or other property in these deals. Either form of participation in a client business is fraught with potential conflicts of interest.

1/18/2016
When: Monday, January 18, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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MCLE Accreditation
Nebraska Activity #118222, 1.0 hours ethics


Attorneys often have opportunities to go into business with clients. They are invited or ask to be included in profit participation of a client’s promising businesses or transaction. This can come in the form of trading legal fees for equity stakes or investing cash or other property in these deals. Either form of participation in a client business is fraught with potential conflicts of interest. It is incumbent on attorneys to identify and communicate these conflicts to clients and to obtain effective waivers. Failure to do so can easily lead to ethical complaints and sanctions. Attorneys are also often asked to serve as a director of a client company. This too raises substantial ethical issues about the attorney’s role as legal advocate and counselor versus business adviser and decision-maker. This program provides you with a real-world guide to the ethics of going into business with clients.

• Issues when attorneys exchange their fees for equity stakes in client deals
• Attorney investments of cash and other property in client businesses
• Understanding professional conflicts of interest vs. personal conflicts of interest
• Best practices for effective waiver of conflicts of interest
• Ethical unwinding a business relationship that has gone bad
• How to represent yourself to third parties when you are a partner in a business
• Ethical issues when an attorney serves on a board of directors, including disqualification and attorney-client privilege risks

Speaker: Sue C. Friedberg is a partner and associate general counsel in the Pittsburgh office of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC. She is responsible for guiding the firm’s attorneys in meeting the standards of ethical law practice, supervises the firm’s conflicts of interest review process and new business intake functions, and provides counsel for the firm as a business entity. Earlier in her career, she focused on corporate finance, securities law, and general business transactions.



To Register:
Cost $89.00

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  • Click “Login to add to cart” button at the bottom of the program page
  • This will take you to the log in page, FIRST time users will need to create a user name and password that is separate and distinct from any information you may have used for the Nebraska State Bar website
  • Please be sure to use the attorney name and contact information of the person who is to receive the CLE credit
  • Once completed click “Update & Proceed to Payment”
  • The final step is to click “Submit Payment”
  • At this point you will receive an email confirmation of the purchase
  • The day before the Program you will receive the dial in information and program materials
  • We will submit the program participation information to the Nebraska State Bar Association within 48 hours of the program completion

If you need additional information on your CLE credits please contact:
Sara Weber, Nebraska State Bar Association
(402) 475-7091 ext # 131; sweber@nebar.com

Nebraska State Bar Association, 635 S. 14th St., Suite 200, Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 475-7091; Toll Free (800) 927-0117; FAX (402) 475-7098