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Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee

OPINION 94-105



SUBJECT: Is an out-of-state attorney who represents clients in Pennsylvania at a real estate settlement and provides them with advice on Pennsylvania Law with regard to that settlement engaged in the authorized practice of law?



It is the OPINION of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee that an out-of-state who appears in Pennsylvania at real estate settlements, whether representing the seller or the buyer and who provides them with advice on the effect of Pennsylvania Law on the legal aspects of the transaction is engaged in the unauthorized practice of law in Pennsylvania.