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Navigating conflicts of interest

Thursday, October 13, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Anatoly Dvorkin and Matthew Rendely

All lawyers are duty-bound to avoid conflicts of interest. However, this task is not always as easy as it may seem. In our view, the practice area that is most fraught with potential conflicts is business law. Lawyers who engage in drafting business agreements, deal with mergers and acquisitions and who act for corporate clients must be extra vigilant in avoiding conflicts of interest. To do so, the lawyer’s first and most important task is to identify precisely who the client is and who the client...