Ethical Challenges in Representing Families in Family Limited Partnerships

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Journal, Vol. 35, p. 2, 2009

Georgia State University College of Law, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-18

65 Pages Posted: 24 Aug 2009 Last revised: 28 Sep 2009

Mary F. Radford

Georgia State University - College of Law

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

This article discusses the complicated lawyer-client representation issues raised when a family entity (such as a family limited partnership) is created. The article also addresses the issues, and material risks, associated with the multiple representation by one lawyer of the entity, the general partner and the limited partners. Depending on state law and the entity involved, some lawyers may be surprised to learn that the creation of the entity might force them in the future to withdraw from representing everyone in the family.

Keywords: family law, professional responsibility, ethics, family limited partnership, limited partnership, attorney-client relationship

JEL Classification: K19, K40, K49

Suggested Citation

Radford, Mary F., Ethical Challenges in Representing Families in Family Limited Partnerships (2009). American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Journal, Vol. 35, p. 2, 2009; Georgia State University College of Law, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-18. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1460814

Mary F. Radford (Contact Author)

Georgia State University - College of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 4037
Atlanta, GA 30302-4037
United States

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