Ethical Issues in Bankruptcy Cases Part V

By Paul W. Bonapfel, United States Bankruptcy Judge, Northern District of Georgia*

Representation of Corporations and Other Entities

A lawyer's duties in the first instance arise out of a relationship with a client. Thus, it is critical to determine who the client is.

Model Rule 1.13 adopts the Aentity@ theory of representation of client organizations, which is that the lawyer's client is the corporation (or other entity), and not its board of directors, officers, or managers. 1 Model Rule . . .

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