Professor Alberto Bernabe -
The John Marshall Law School
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Lawyer Needed Corporate Client's Consent Before Starting Company in Same Business
The Florida Supreme Court decided Feb. 19 in Florida Bar v. Herman (available here) that launching a company in the same business as a corporate client, without obtaining the client's consent, violated ethics rules against representing directly adverse interests, acquiring a financial interest contrary to a client, and acting dishonestly.