LEO: Eminent Domain - Conflict  LE Op. 228


Eminent Domain - Conflict.


September 20, 1973


It is not improper for a local attorney for the State Highway Department

to prepare the deed and close the transaction for acquisition of private

property for highway use so long as said attorney expressly notifies the

private owner that the attorney does not represent him and that he can

hire an attorney to review the deed if he so desires. [See II:Canon 5



Committee Opinion September 20, 1973