New York Differs From ABA Model Rules on Handling Legal Retainers
Should Retainer Funds be Held in Escrow?The American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility recently published Formal Opinion 505,... Read More
What Happens if a Client Disputes a Lawyer’s Charge Posted on a Credit Card?
In New York, there are multiple avenues for clients to dispute attorneys’ fees, such as in court or through a Part 137... Read More
NY to Allow Out-of-State Lawyers to Practice from their NY Homes
New York State’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, has issued an order amending its rules relating to lawyers who are admitted... Read More
New York State Bar Issues Ethics Opinion on Minimum Fees for Attorneys
The New York State Bar Association (“NYSBA”) issues ethics opinions in response to inquiries from attorneys as to the permissibility of a... Read More
Are Attorney Disciplinary Proceedings Confidential? Kind Of
Investigations of attorney misconduct are generally thought to be confidential, and they largely are. But there is one aspect of disciplinary proceedings... Read More
New York Legislature Advances Bill to Repeal Judiciary Law § 470
New York’s State Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to advance a bill that would repeal Section 470 of the Judiciary Law, a... Read More
Health Care Workers: You are protecting the public. Is your employer protecting you?
On behalf of everyone at Tesser, Ryan & Rochman, LLP, we want to express our utmost gratitude to all healthcare workers both... Read More
Will Michael Cohen be Disbarred?
Tesser, Ryan & Rochman, LLP has over twenty years of experience dealing with attorney and professional ethics matters, including disbarments, suspensions, moral... Read More
Partner Lewis Tesser Named Chair of New York Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Resolution Program
TRR Partner Lew Tesser was recently appointed Chair of the New York Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Resolution (FDRP). The FDRP is a program... Read More
Lew Tesser Discusses Role of Lawyers in Society, in Saturday Evening Post
Partner Lew Tesser recently published an article, “In Defense of Lawyers,” in the Saturday Evening Post. In his article, Tesser dispels the... Read More