Law Firm Breakups, Closings & Sales of Practices
Law firms can be like marriages. Despite the best intentions, they can end with a breakup. For lawyers, firm breakups can mean concerns and disputes about everything from clients to fees to every other aspect of the firm. Attorney Daniel J. Siegel understands the situation and assists lawyers and firms that are going separate ways, helping them navigate the situation.
Dan also provides similar services for firms that are closing or are being sold, whether it is the entire firm or just one practice area. As the author of both editions of Changing Law Firms: Ethical Guidance for Pennsylvania Law Firms and Attorneys, and Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Committee on Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Dan will guide you through the issues, including those arising under the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct, include Rule 1.17 governing the sale of practices.
Dan understands how stressful these situations can be. Dan handles these matters in a discreet way, assisting his clients to deal with their current concerns and prepare for the future. Whether the matter involves an individual lawyer or a large firm, Dan has handled the situations, generally avoiding the rancor and publicity that can accompany these situations.
That is why attorneys and law firms regularly consult with and retain our firm to provide guidance when a firm is closing, or selling an area of practice. Give our office a call at (610) 446-3457 or click here to send an email.