Special Committee on Multidisciplinary Practice

Proposed Rule 1.7(b)(4)

  1. Except as permitted by paragraph (c) below, a lawyer shall not represent a client with respect to a matter if:

    (4) The lawyer's professional judgment on behalf of the client will be or reasonably may be adversely affected by the lawyer's responsibilities or interests in a third party or the lawyer's own financial, business, property, or personal interests, including, without limitation, the lawyer's interest in non-legal business of the lawyer's organization or firm or nonlegal business of an organization affiliated with the lawyer or his or her firm.