Legal Malpractice Law Review

Legal Malpractice Law Review

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Tag Archives: estate

FL: Trust & Estate Malpractice: Third-Party Testamentary Beneficiary Has Standing to Sue for Legal Malpractice

Posted in Florida, Standard of Care, Wills Trusts & Estates
Gallo v. Brady, 925 So.2d 363 (Fla. App. 2006) FL: Underlying Estate Planning Student Contributor: David Drescher FACTS: Ann Gasponi employed Frank R. Brady and his law firm Brady & Brady P.A. to carry out her estate planning. In the course of this representation, Brady suggested that Gasponi create a charitable remainder trust. Gasponi apparently… Continue Reading

NY: Attorney’s Negligence in Real Estate Negotiation Leads to Malpractice Liability

Posted in New York, Privity, Proximate Cause, Real Estate
Malik v. Beal, 54 A.D.3d 910 (App. Div. 2d Dept. 2008) NY: Underlying negligent negotiation of a contract for real estate Student Contributor: Jared Levy Facts: Plaintiff Malik, as purchaser, entered into a contract with the seller to purchase certain multiuse commercial real property and improvements. The plaintiff retained the defendant attorney to negotiate the… Continue Reading