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Law firm & law practice risk management  

Attorneys and law firms face complex business, ethical, and professional responsibility issues. Moye White's Law Practice Professionals Group represents law firms, attorneys and in-house counsel in legal and regulatory issues related to the practice of law, reducing risk, and establishing, understanding, and following ethical guidelines.

Our attorneys include recognized authorities in ethics and the law of lawyering. We assist firms of all sizes and specialties with initial formation and structure, general business operations, mergers and acquisitions, dissociations, dissolutions and restructuring, compensation, associate and key attorney retention, letters of engagement, retainer arrangements, client fee disputes, attorney advertising, conflicts of interest, multijurisdictional and multidiscipline practice, ethical screens, fee-sharing, hiring policies, legal opinions, and negotiation ethics.

Our attorneys provide risk management advice to help law firms meet applicable regulatory requirements. We defend individual attorneys in disciplinary complaints, disbarment proceedings, and ethics investigations, and serve as expert witnesses in malpractice and professional liability matters.


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AdministrativeAdvanced energyAlternative dispute resolutionAntitrustBankruptcyBrewing and distillingCommercial lendingCommercial real estateCommunicationsContractsCopyrightsCorporateCorporate social responsibilityCreditors' rightsDerivative action defenseDirectors' & officers' liabilityEmploymentFiduciary dutyFranchise & distributionHomeowners' associationsImpact InvestingInsurance defenseIntellectual propertyInternationalInternetLaw firm & law practice risk managementLitigationLoan transactionsMergers & acquisitionsMultifamily & condoOil & gasProfessional discipline defenseSecurities litigationTaxTrademarksTrusts & estatesUniform commercial codeWills