Q: Can my business partner use the companies attorney in a partnership dispute? The fees are paid by company.

Am I entitled to know discussion since it was paid for by company funds.

1 Lawyer Answer

A: Typically no because that is a conflict of interest for the attorney. The company is the client, not the shareholder and representation of the shareholder individually is usually a conflict. Additionally, if the company is paying for the personal expenses (their personal legal fees) of the shareholder, they may be improperly compensated/misusing funds (this is dependent on the terms of your partnership).

However, it is unlikely that you would have a right to know what occurred during their discussion.

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