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5 Questions To Ask Before Entering Joint-Representation AFA

Law360, New York (August 8, 2017, 10:05 AM EDT) -- One growing trend is for clients to enter into alternative fee arrangements in which one law firm represents multiple parties who “share” fees and costs in a related matter. For example, a law firm might represent co-defendants in one case or related litigation, and each party would pay a percentage of the fees, or each party may pay a portion of a total fixed fee for outside counsel. These joint-representation arrangements help avoid duplicative fees that would be incurred if all the parties had separate counsel...
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