Unsolicited And Unexpected Communications And The Trouble They Can Create

December 3, 2018 12:32 pm Published by

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

BY HERRICK K. LIDSTONE, JR.

BURNS, FIGA &WILL, P.C.

GREENWOOD VILLAGE,CO

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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