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Professional Responsibility Keyed to Jefferson
Birbower, Montalbano, Condon & Frank v. Superior Court
Citation:949 P.2d 1 (Cal. 1998), cert. denied, 525 U.S. 920 (1998)
Attorneys from Birbrower (Petitioner) represented the company ESQ, a California corporation, in California courts. Birbrower was a law firm located in New York. The Superior Court (Respondent) found that Birbrower attorneys were not authorized to practice law in California, and ESQ argued that their fee agreement with Birbrower was unenforceable. The agreement would require ESQ to pay a fixed fee of over $1 million.
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