August 30, 2016

What Happens When an Attorney Dies or Becomes Incapacitated?

Donna Jackson

What happens when an attorney dies or becomes incapacitated? Or, in rare cases, goes missing? As attorneys, we are somewhat notorious for providing our clients with advice that we don't heed ourselves. How many of you have stressed the importance of estate and business succession planning to your clients and have not followed the same advice in your own lives and practice? As I sit here doing research for this article, it's occurred to me that most of my colleagues probably don't have an attorney succession plan in place, even those in my estate and business planning circles of friends. If you are one of those people, particularly if you are a solo or small firm practitioner, my hope is that this article will jolt you into action

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