Non-Compete Clauses: Safe for Lawyers

Ethics Corner Article New Hampshire Bar News – November 18, 2011 Dear Ethics Committee: I am a solo practitioner with a successful practice in a rural part of the state. I rely on several institutional clients –

#2011-12/07 Limitations on Client Gifts to a Lawyer

The Committee analyzed several scenarios where a lawyer was asked by a client to benefit either the lawyer or the lawyer’s family by a present or testamentary gift. In this opinion, the Committee discussed the issues of direct gifts to the lawyer, gifts to individual related both to the testator and the lawyer, and a gift to a charitable organization for which the lawyer raised funds.