Noah Fiedler Quoted in Bloomberg BNA Article Build Record to Defuse Claims for Not Giving Business Advice

March 14, 2016

Noah D. Fiedler, a Milwaukee-based partner in the Lawyers for the Profession® group at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, was quoted in the article, "Build Record to Defuse Claims for Not Giving Business Advice," published by Bloomberg BNA March 9, 2016.

The article summarizes the panel "A Lawyer's Obligation to Provide Business Advice," presented at the 15th Annual Legal Malpractice and Risk Management Conference (LMRM) in Chicago.

The panel focused on the recent Seventh Circuit case Peterson v. Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, 2015 BL 216370, 792 F.3d 789, 31 Law. Man. Prof. Conduct 386 (7th Cir. 2015) that is alarming to transactional lawyers. Mr. Fiedler stated at the outset that "plaintiffs' lawyers are likely to seize on the Seventh Circuit's opinion—and particularly [a statement by Judge Frank H. Easterbrook] — in malpractice suits against transactional lawyers." Mr. Fiedler further explains that the "opinion blurs the line between legal and business advice."

Read the full article "Build Record to Defuse Claims for Not Giving Business Advice," on the Bloomberg BNA website. Please note subscription may be required.

Noah Fiedler helps corporations and public entities avoid litigation and prevail in complex disputes. He counsels on risk management and resolves commercial disputes through negotiation, mediation or, if necessary, litigation.

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.