October 23, 2012
Abusive Tax Shelters: Ethical Pitfalls for Lawyers
Lawyers have played a critical role in supporting tax shelters deemed abusive, often as de facto collaborators with nonlawyer firms and individuals involved in the development and marketing of those shelters. This panel will discuss how those relationships can undermine clients’ ability to assert attorney-client privilege, give rise to self-interest conflicts of interest, and put lawyers at risk of civil and disciplinary liability.
Mary T. Robinson (Panel leader)
Carolyn H. Gray
Royal B. Martin, Jr.
The Center for Professional Responsibility