Bland Richter Attorneys

A Review of Johnson v. Alexander

Real estate closing attorneys in SC have strict liability to ensure the conveyance of good and marketable title – right?  NO.   Johnson v. Alexander (2014 WL 1047112). THE QUICK SKINNY.  Johnson (client) hires attorney Inglese to close a real estate transaction in North Charleston.  Inglese has a scheduling conflict and passes the ball to attorney Alexander. …

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Unauthorized Practice of the Law?

If LegalZoom is not engaged in the unauthorized practice of law, then what does the unauthorized practice of law mean? In March, 2014, the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled that LegalZoom does not engage in the unauthorized practice of law through its internet sale of legal documents which are produced when customers answer questions through…

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Covenants Not to Compete: How to Avoid Turning “Any Practice” into Malpractice

Lawyers are often called upon by their clients to draft covenants not to compete in employment settings.  We lawyers know that covenants against competition are highly disfavored under the law, yet there still exists the tension of wanting to provide the client with the maximum available protection.  The line between a valid and enforceable covenant…

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