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NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics – Criminal Conduct – Confidential Information – Fraudulent Checks

NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics - Criminal Conduct – Confidential Information – Fraudulent Checks Opinion 998   Background: After the closing of a short sale transaction, the broker, seller and buyer’s attorney all discovered that the checks they received were fraudulent. ...

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NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics – Possession of Lawfully Obtained Wills – Confidential Information

NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics: Possession of Lawfully Obtained Wills – Confidential Information Opinion 1002   Background: The inquiring lawyer who works as a prosecutor has been named in his father’s will as executor. His father’s law firm dissolved and ...

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NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics — Fraudulent Real Estate Transaction: Opinion 998

NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics Fraudulent Real Estate Transaction Short Sale — Disclosure Opinion 998    Background: The inquiring attorney asked that in a short-sale residential real estate transaction in which buyer and seller may have, without the knowledge of their ...

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NYSBA Committee on Professional Conduct — Attorney Referral Fee: Ethics Opinion 981

NYSBA Committee on Professional Conduct Attorney Referral Fee Ethics Opinion 981 Background: The inquiring attorney, whose legal practice is predominantly residential real estate, has been approached by a company, which provides home security services. The company has offered to pay a ...

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