Janis Meyer Quoted in Law360 Article on Best Practices When a Client Passes Away

December 6, 2016

Janis M. Meyer, a New York-based partner and member of the Lawyers for the Profession® group at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, was quoted in the article, "Into The Hereafter: 3 Things To Do When Your Client Dies," published by Law360 on December 5, 2016.

The article discusses what lawyers need to do after a client passes away to protect themselves and the interests of the deceased, which includes reestablishing who you do and do not represent. "If the client's spouse calls up and says 'I want you to do such and such,' you have to make sure he or she is the actual estate executor or administrator," said Ms. Meyer. "There can be real issues of authority in these situations for the lawyer to continue acting, and obviously that’s something that should be in writing."

Read the full article, "Into The Hereafter: 3 Things To Do When Your Client Dies," on the Law360 website. Please note a subscription is required.

Janis Meyer focuses her practice on professional responsibility, risk management, and professional liability law, with particular emphasis on attorneys and law firms. Ms. Meyer is familiar with a broad spectrum of professional liability, human resource, and other risk management issues arising in law firms.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a national law firm with over 450 attorneys providing coordinated legal services across the United States and in London. Hinshaw lawyers partner with businesses, governmental entities and individuals to help them effectively address legal challenges and seize opportunities. Founded in 1934, the firm represents clients in complex litigation and in regulatory and transactional matters.