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