Attorney-Client Relationship

*NEW* Francesca Giannoni & Nathan M. Crystal, Choice of Law in lawyers’ engagement agreements, forthcoming in Penn State Law Review, Issue 3, Spring 2017. [PDF]

Ethics Watch: Assignment of Legal Malpractice Claims— When, if Ever? South Carolina Lawyer 12 (September 15) [PDF]

Ethics Watch: Malpractice Insurance Applications and Renewals— Don’t Just Say “No”, South Carolina Lawyer 13 (July 2015) [PDF] 

Ethics Watch: Defending Against Internet Criticism: “Silence is Golden”, South Carolina Lawyer 12 (January 2015) [PDF]

Do the Right Thing (for your duty of competency): Some Ethical and Practical Thoughts on “Notarization” in International Transactions, together with Francesca Giannoni-Crystal, Global Jurist. Volume 12, Issue 2, Pages –, ISSN (Online) 1934-2640, DOI: 10.1515/1934-2640.1412, December 2012, available at

The Duty of Competency in International Transactions Part Two, South Carolina Lawyer 8 (November, 2012) [PDF]

The Duty of Competency in International Transactions Part One, South Carolina Lawyer 10 (September, 2012) [PDF]

Flat Fees: What Are They and What to Do with Them?, South Carolina Lawyer 8 (July 2011). [PDF] 

Limited Engagement Agreements; an Important Tool for Limiting Liability and Dealing with Conflicts, South Carolina Lawyer 10 (May 2011).  [PDF]