Unsolicited And Unexpected Communications And The Trouble They Can CreateDecember 3, 2018 12:32 pm
UNSOLICITED AND UNEXPECTED COMMUNICATIONS AND THE TROUBLE THEY CAN CREATE
2018 ETHICS UPDATE1 PRESENTATION TO THE TAX, BUSINESS LAW, REAL ESTATE AND TRUST AND ESTATE SECTIONS
DECEMBER 12, 2018
BURNS, FIGA &WILL, P.C.
How many times have we received emails from unknown parties starting off: “Can your
firm handle IP Litigation agreement matter matter [sic], a referral will be appreciated. Thanks,
Michael.”2 Sometimes they talk about existing agreements, an attorney needed to perform due
diligence to validate the assets, or running funds through an attorney trust account because we are
so reputable. Another scam is to fund your law firm with working capital: “Get an offer and capital
in your account within 24 hours.” DON’T.
Remember the old adage: “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” The following
emails reflect the risks that lawyers run in those situations.
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