Closing a Law Office:
New Mexico Guide for a Third Party Closer
This guide deals with some of the issues created by the death or permanent disability of an attorney who leaves an on-going law practice. There are many ethical, practical and financial considerations facing the family of the attorney who has left a law practice. Often the survivors are overwhelmed with the responsibility of closing the office, selling it, or continuing the practice.
This guide is applicable to the sole practitioner and to an attorney who is associated or in partnership with others whether or not there is a formal agreement with the associates or partners. Although it may offer some assistance to anyone closing the office of a disbarred attorney, that situtation may involve additional problems not addressed here.
This guide has been adopted in large part from the "Guide to Closing a Law Office", published by the Bar Association of Nassau County, NY, Inc.
NM Guide to Closing a Law Office (PDF File)