Lawyer Suspended After Wife's Misdeeds

, New York Law Journal


Four years after attorney Jane Posner pleaded guilty to second-degree grand larceny, the Second Department disciplined Martin Posner for for not safeguarding escrow funds—even though he said he was not involved in the firm's dealings when his now-disbarred wife's theft took place.

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  • Ravi Batra

    Maybe the answer is not to allow attorney escrow accounts anymore, and just go for a regular joint bank a/c and requiring the signatures of all parties or a court order for disbursement. Too many lawyers have lost their reputations, or fallen to temptation.

    The legal profession would earn and keep more respect from the public, if attorney-escrow defalcations disappeared systemically; and, Albany would not have to pay out any claims to cheated clients.

    Dated: 4/21/14
    Ravi Batra

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