Poughkeepsie, NY asked in Municipal Law for New York

Q: Why are lawyers afraid to go up against local village issues concerning water/sewer charges?

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: It could be any number of reasons. One could be an issue of conflict, where if the lawyer represents anyone having any affiliation with the village, they don't want a conflict of interest, or at least the appearance of one. Another could be that if the lawyer has aspirations of handling work for the village or its associated entities in the future, it could possibly negatively affect such plans. Also, lawyers could be uncertain about the outcome of their efforts, yet they must still charge clients hourly fees, and some lawyers could be uncomfortable with such an arrangement. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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