LEO: Conflict of Interest - Real Estate  LE Op. 424


Conflict of Interest - Real Estate.


August 14, 1981


It is not improper for an attorney to represent both the seller's real

estate agent and the purchaser of property in a suit against the seller of

the property for breach of contract. [But see DR:5-105 and DR:5-106.]

Furthermore, if multiple employment is undertaken, the attorney should be

mindful of the need to withdraw if the attorney's ability to represent

each of his or her clients is in any way impaired.


Committee Opinion August 14, 1981