Attorney Escrow Accounts, Fourth Edition (eBook)
Peter V. Coffey, Esq.
Englert, Coffey, McHugh, & Fantauzzi, Schenectady, NY
Anne Reynolds Copps, Esq.
Law Office of Anne Reynolds Copps, Albany, NY
Attorney Escrow Accounts, Fourth Edition is a handy reference for newly admitted and seasoned attorneys. It comprehensively covers the most common situations where attorneys handle client funds and clearly discusses the legal and ethics issues encountered in handling clients' funds.
The Fourth Edition includes sections on Disability as a Defense to Conversion of Client Funds, Third-Party Liens, Responsibility for Acts of Others, Failure to Cooperate With Investigation and Broker Commission Escrow, and offers expanded discussions on liability, elements of the agreement, commingling of funds, and attorney compliance. It also covers case law and substantive updates to the sections on restitution and reimbursement, fund expenses, trustee regulations and determinations, and the funds of missing and unknown clients. Every ethics opinion cited in the text is included in the Appendix.
Contents at a Glance:
• Handling of Escrow Funds by Attorneys
• Escrow Agreements
• The Interest on Lawyer Account Fund of the State of New York (IOLA)
• Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection of the State of New York
- April 20, 2015