Representing the sponsor of a “Special Purpose Acquisition Company” or “SPAC” poses unique risks to law firms. SPACs have been around for decades but recently have become an increasingly popular investment vehicle, leading some to call 2021 “the year of the SPAC.” In this article, we explain what SPACs are... Read more →


It’s never too soon to get covered. See options to fit your budget today. Today’s young professionals change jobs more often than their parents did. And yet having a job is only the first step toward achieving stability. Life insurance has a role to play in your financial life. Life... Read more →


If you’re young, single, and think you don’t need life insurance, you may want to reconsider, especially if you’re paying off student loans According to Forbes, student loan debt has ballooned to $1.7 trillion with the average student leaving college $37,691 in debt.1 Over the last two decades, tuition and... Read more →


At the outset of litigation, a New York court may be called upon to determine whether a person seeking relief from the court is a proper party to request adjudication. This important aspect of a person’s ability to seek relief in court is referred to as standing - a threshold... Read more →


A client’s past misdeeds are rarely a deal breaker for a prospective attorney-client relationship. Every day, lawyers help clients address the consequences of illegal conduct and analyze the legal aspects of questionable conduct. These discussions are consistent with a lawyer’s ethical responsibilities and lawyers are bound to preserve the confidentiality... Read more →


Courts uniformly have held that the attorney-client privilege survives the death of a client. Various courts and ethics opinions have also analyzed a lawyer’s responsibilities to former clients to preserve confidential information after the representation concludes. Many states have developed the Uniform Probate Code that provides, upon the death of... Read more →


In Theroux v. Resnicow, 2021 NY Slip Op 50622(U) (Sup Ct, New York County 2021), the Supreme Court, New York County held that a defendant-attorney cannot withhold emails he exchanged with colleagues at his firm about the litigation he is party to, as the communications do not fall within the... Read more →


Concealment from your adversary can be unethical even where there is no specific legal obligation to disclose if concealment is otherwise found to be dishonest or misleading. Perhaps as a result of the more recent emphasis on professional civility, disciplinary authorities seem more likely to sanction lawyers for failing to... Read more →


The international pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus has no doubt brought enormous changes, including speeding up the already rapid implementation of technology to the way law firms conduct their practices. Now more than ever, the consequences of data security have become increasingly important given how remote work, digital communications... Read more →


The practice of law involves advising clients on the risks and benefits of potential courses of action. Lawyers must often serve as their own risk managers in managing their professional practices. Two of the primary risks involve maintaining the confidentiality of information relating to client representation and safekeeping the property... Read more →