Quick Tip: Partners Investing in Clients

BONUS: Sample agreement language.

By Marc Rosenberg

During my career, I’ve seen partners come to blows over this.

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One partner has a non-attest client who offers an opportunity to invest in the client’s business. A very common example is a client who is a real estate syndicator. This can often be quite lucrative for the partner.