Attorneys as Escrow Agents

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Roger Bernhardt

Golden Gate University - School of Law

Date Written: September 1, 2006


This article details the conflicts of interest that can arise when an attorney representing a buyer also acts as escrow agent for both parties.

Keywords: Conflict of Interest, Escrow, Dual Representation, Buyer, Seller, Virtanen v. O’Connell

JEL Classification: K11

Suggested Citation

Bernhardt, Roger, Attorneys as Escrow Agents (September 1, 2006). Available at SSRN: or

Roger Bernhardt (Contact Author)

Golden Gate University - School of Law ( email )

536 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

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