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Janis Meyer Authors Article on Ethical Concerns When Clients Want to Donate to Their Lawyers’ Favorite Charity

December 29, 2016
ABA/BNA Lawyers' Manual on Professional Conduct

Janis M. Meyer, a New York-based partner in the Lawyers for the Profession® group at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, authored the article "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: What to Do When Your Client Wants to Make A Bequest to Your Favorite Charity," published by the ABA/BNA Lawyers' Manual on Professional Conduct on December 28, 2016.

In the article, Ms. Meyer discusses the ethical concerns lawyers should be aware of when their charitable work intersects with their legal practice. Ms. Meyer demonstrates this with a hypothetical of "Laura" a tax and trusts and estates attorney who is a trustee of a not-for-profit medical facility.

To read the full article "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: What to Do When Your Client Wants to Make A Bequest to Your Favorite Charity," visit the ABA/BNA Lawyers' Manual on Professional Conduct 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 U.S. law firm with 450 attorneys located in 11 states and London. Founded in 1934, the firm has a national reputation for its insurance industry work, its representation of professionals and law firms, and its closely coordinated business advisory, transactional and litigation services. We serve clients ranging from emerging and middle-market businesses to Fortune 500 companies, as well as governmental and public sector clients.

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