There will always be an inherent conflict of an interest between every attorney and their client. A law firm earns money by billing the client for legal fees, but the client trusts the law firm to conclude a case as quickly as possible. However, taking a case into litigation often has the opposite effect on resolving the ongoing matter in a “timely” fashion. Only by approaching the matter with an insatiable desire to resolve it rapidly and with the least amount of time and expense necessary can it be done efficiently, but this risks haste and waste.
There is a recent case from our Massapequa real estate law firm, James J. Quail & Associates, P.C., which can act as a pretty clear example of this inherent conflict of interest. We took over the representation of two probate cases in Surrogate’s court in Brooklyn and Nassau Counties. The saga began more than 30 years ago with the death of the maternal grandmother, and continued seven years ago after the death of the mother.
After taking over the case for only two months, we were able to negotiate a settlement with one of the two beneficiaries. Part of the negotiation also structured a reverse mortgage loan that would cost the beneficiary nothing. The beneficiary had objections that were not real and he did not trust prior counsel to discuss the matter. We were told that prior counsel bled the client dry – that is to say, they intentionally dragged the case on and on to increase their own payday – and that the matter had been no closer to any real resolution.
Massapequa Real Estate Attorneys the People Can Trust
At James J. Quail & Associates, P.C., we do our best to defeat the inherent conflict of interest by acting selflessly and in the best interests of our clients from start to finish. We believe that being competent, taking steps to build rapport, gaining the trust of each client earnestly, and actively resolving matters with all possible concerns considered is and always will be the best method of representation. It has proven again and again to be the most efficient way to resolve many issues, which is optimal for our clients.
If you want help with a real estate matter but do not want to worry about getting stuck with an attorney with their own pocketbook in mind, then you will want to work with us. Call 516.246.2449 to ask us about your real estate law case, or to schedule a free 15-minute consultation with our real estate lawyers in Massapequa.