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Putting expenses to the smell test

Thursday, August 18, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Taking a client out for lunch downtown, or to a baseball game? What about spending $1,000 on a dinner in Las Vegas? That is the type of expense that might raise some questions at a law firm.

“It jumped out. ‘What is this all about? You’re on a vacation in Las Vegas and we’re paying for it?’ ” said Robert Saunders, about the initial reaction the partners at his firm had to a colleague billing for such an extravagant dinner.

But Saunders, a lawyer at Basman...