Is it OK to Practice Law After Selling a Law Firm?

Practicing Law After Selling a Law Firm

Read this interesting ABA ethics opinion about Rule 1.17 and a lawyer’s ability to practice law after selling a law practice. What are the limitations on a lawyer practicing after selling a law firm? More than one attorney has asked the question, “Is it OK to practice law after selling a law firm?” The answer is more complex than one might expect. Ethics counsel should be consulted for guidance.

An interesting ABA Journal article addressed this issue when discussing a lawyer’s ability to “practice law” after selling a law practice when the “practicing” is limited to assisting in the transition. Click the link to read more. Other blog posts written by lawyer Robert Schaller of the Schaller Law Firm are posted at

June 1, 2021 9:11 pm

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