Lakeland, FL asked in Real Estate Law and Arbitration / Mediation Law for Florida

Q: Florida: can a lawyer that did a closing for the other party 10 years ago still represent me in a mediation

The closing was on a property unrelated to this case. We are a couple not married owning a house together and I hired a lawyer for a demand letter and mediation since I want to sell and the other party wants an uneven split of proceeds. However this lawyer did a closing for the other party years ago unrelated to this case. Is there a conflict of interest? Or would a conflict of interest only matter if it became a lawsuit?

1 Lawyer Answer
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: I believe the lawyer can represent you if the lawyer gets the informed consent of both parties to the mediation.

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