ETHICS OPINIO N 250
NUMBER 250 1926
Question. In the opinion of the Committee, is it professionally proper for lawyers to enter into an agreement with expert accountants to do accounting work for clients to whom the lawyers recommend the expert accountants in consideration of a division with the lawyers of the accountants’ fees?
Answer. The recommendation of an accountant by a lawyer to his client, under an agreement to do this in consideration of receiving a Part of the fees paid to the accountant for his services, would, in the opinion of the Committee be an abuse of the fiduciary relation of the lawyer to his client, and therefore improper.