Ethical Advice and Opinions
In addition to representing clients before the disciplinary bodies, Eccleston & Wolf is regularly consulted by clients for ethical advice with regard to their obligations, whether to avoid potential claims and disputes or when facing claims of the same by clients, former clients, or opposing parties. The firm offers ethical advice to its clients on issues involving conflicts with former or current clients, confidentiality, potentially engaging in business transactions with a client, advertising and marketing, and billing practices.
Clients consult with members of Eccleston & Wolf with regard to concerns arising from escrow account discrepancies and means of avoiding the same, firm management, and business arrangements. The firm is regularly retained on subpoena assistance basis to represent professional clients who have been subpoenaed to testify and/or produce records by the Internal Revenue Service, in custody disputes, or in litigation involving former or current clients. Such advice includes analysis and, where necessary, the filing of motions for protective order or appearance at trial or deposition to ensure that the professional client protects client confidences and privileges.