Attorney Escrow Accounts—Rules, Regulations and Related Topics, 4th Edition
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.
The Fourth Edition adds 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 includes 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.
The Fourth Edition also features a word-searchable CD, with text, statutes, regulations, opinions and forms.
Contents at a Glance
Handling of Escrow Funds by Attorneys
The Interest on Lawyer Account Fund of the State of New York (IOLA)
Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection of the State of New York