MDP panel to discuss strategic alliances

first_imgMDP panel to discuss strategic alliances MDP panel to discuss strategic alliancesThe Special Commission on Multidisciplinary Practice and Ancillary Business is having a public meeting to discuss draft rules on strategic alliances.The meeting will be from at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday May 7, at the law office of Steel Hector & Davis, 200 South Biscayne Blvd., Suite 4100, Miami. Several lawyers have been invited to speak to the commission, and other Bar members are invited to listen or address the panel. Those wishing to speak should contact Bar Ethics Counsel Elizabeth Tarbert at (850) 561-5780, or via e-mail at [email protected] A copy of the draft rules, which may be updated before the meeting, can be found on The Florida Bar’s Web site by clicking here. Strategic alliances are referral arrangements between lawyers and other professionals, such as engineers, accountants, or financial planners, with whom the lawyer has no other affiliation. The commission is seeking to clarify how lawyers can enter into these arrangements while avoiding financial entanglements of prohibited MDPs, preserving the lawyer’s independent judgment, and protecting clients. April 1, 2002 Regular Newslast_img

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