Vetting Clients Helps Avoid Tax Malpractice Rows: ABA Panel

Law360, New York (December 11, 2013, 5:42 PM EST) -- Tax attorneys are often passionate advocates for their clients, but if they want to avoid malpractice suits they need to turn those same advocacy skills inward and screen potential clients and cases thoroughly, experts said at an American Bar Association conference Wednesday.

Highly specialized areas like tax are prone to malpractice suits, and tax attorneys will certainly find themselves in hot water if they fail to clearly define the scope of work that will occur during a case; fail to identify who their client is —...
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