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New York Law Journal, February 24, 2012

Lawyers’ Titles and Law Firm Names in the Hi-Tech Era

A New York City Bar opinion addressed a similar issue where two attorneys who shared office space wanted to use letterhead referring to their individual practices as “The Law Offices at X Square.” The opinion concluded that the name was a prohibited trade name under the ethics rules. It rejected the lawyers’ proposals to include their individual names below the letterhead and to include language to clarify they were not affiliated by noting, “[t]hese approaches do not eliminate the problems with lack of clarity and capacity to mislead associated with use of a trade name.”

The entire article may be read here.