Ethical Formation, Operation, and Dissociation
From formation to dissociation and everything in between, Moye White’s Law Practice Professionals Group provides "beginning-to-end" counseling and representation for lawyers and law firms. Combining creativity with business acumen, we advise firms of all sizes regarding every aspect of the business of law, as well as the regulation of lawyers. We’re proud to be the outside ethics counsel other lawyers keep on speed dial.
New firms face especially complex challenges – moving a practice from another firm, structure, compensation, leasing, financing, client generation, and retention. Moye White counsels lawyers during the planning stage to ensure the best chance for success, including the often turbulent transition of moving from one firm to another. We guide our clients on the myriad details that operating a law business entails, such as compensation, hiring, employment agreements, profit distributions, sabbaticals, retirement, fee-sharing, and even office-sharing agreements.
Dissociating from a firm can be equally complex. We help clients through mergers and acquisitions, distribution of cases and clients among the partners, and the many other details that need to be taken into account when selling, restructuring, or ending a practice.
When your ethics are called into question, we’re there, too. Whether defending against a motion to disqualify, sorting out attorney-client privilege issues, or representation before the Office of Attorney Regulation, we have the experience and skill to guide you.
- Associate and key attorney retention
- Client fee disputes
- Attorney compensation
- Conflicts of interest
- Dissociation from firm
- Division of fee disputes
- Attorney employment agreements
- Partnership agreements
- Engagement and retainer agreements
- Ethical attorney advertising
- Ethical screens
- Hiring policies/standards/scenarios
- Law firm formation
- Law firm mergers and acquisitions
- Lawyer mobility
- Multijurisdictional and multidiscipline practice
- Negotiation ethics
- Partnership disputes
- Professional responsibility and legal ethics
- Attorney defense
- Risk management assessment
- Sale of law practice