• 9 minutes

When an Attorney Client Relationship is Formed - The Unintended Client


Attorney-client relationships can be created by express or implied agreements.

Relationships are based upon the intent and conduct of the parties and the reasonable expectations of the potential clients. While serving on a nonprofit board an attorney should ensure that no attorney client relationship is formed by statementing on meeting minutes that the attorney, while a professional, is not taking on the representation of the Board, and then ensure when discussing topics, that no legal advice is given. This video reviews how to avoid creating an unintended client and problems with the corporate client.

Runtime: 8 minutes



David A. Firmin

David A. Firmin

Altitude Community Law

  • Managing partner with the law firm of Altitude Community Law, P.C.
  • Has an extensive background in real estate law and development issues including formation and creation of homeowners associations
  • Formerly worked with Ryland Homes and K. Hovnanian Homes handling land acquisitions, land entitlements, corporate governance and special districts
  • Worked with the Wheat Ridge Housing Authority and the Douglas County Housing Partnership setting up homeowner associations for low-income affordable housing developments
  • Served on the CAI-RMC Spring Showcase Committee for multiple years, has been a presenter at the CAI – Law Seminar and is a current member of the CLAC

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