Month: January 1999

Opinion 712

NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION Committee on Professional Ethics  Opinion # 712 – 01/07/1998 (38-98) Topic:         Conflict of interest; financial interest. Digest:              Where lawyer   is beneficiary of trust holding stock in corporations which may become clients or opponents of clients, lawyer has no conflict of interest or disclosure obligation except on rare occasion when … Continued

Opinion 711

NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION Committee on Professional Ethics  Opinion # 711 – 01/07/1998 (41-98) Topic:             Conflict of interest; dual practice as lawyer and insurance agent. Digest:           Lawyer representing clients in estate planning may not sell long-term care insurance to clients. Code:             DR 5-101(A); DR 5-104(A). QUESTION           May a lawyer who is licensed as … Continued