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Lawyer's Fight Against NY Office Requirement Gains Support From ACC, NJSBA

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A lawyer's rebellion against a law requiring attorneys who practice in New York state to maintain an office in the state just got a boost at the U.S. Supreme Court.

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  • Matthew Siegel

    I would think first off, that one would have to define what the phrase "practice in the state of New York" actually entails. For example, counsel in another state giving advice over the telephone to a New York resident on varied occasions does not seem to entail the type of purposeful New York State presence or conduct to otherwise trigger much alarm, since the jurisdiction where such attorney maintains his or her physical office still retains the authority to regulate his or her practice of law.

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