So Your Association Changed Attorneys…Now What?

An association has decided to change its legal counsel and transfer all existing matters to its new lawyer. The management company sends the request to the prior law firm only to be told that a retaining lien has been asserted. Until the lien is satisfied, the law firm refuses to transfer the files. Is that legal? Can the lawyer really do that? In short, you bet they can. A Florida attorney can enforce their rights to be paid before transferring the association’s files through asserting a retaining lien, a charging lien or both under the right circumstances.   Read the article………….


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