LEO: Real Estate - Attorney as Escheator -  LE Op. 863


Real Estate - Attorney as Escheator - Position

Adverse to Escheat Purchaser.


April 1, 1987


As attorney served as escheator. Subsequently, the attorney brought a

suit to quiet title against the party who purchased the property subject

to the escheat sale. There is a strong possibility that the

attorney/escheator will be called as a witness. Under the circumstances,

it is improper for the attorney to serve as counsel in the suit to quiet

title. [ LE Op. 523]


Committee Opinion April 1, 1987