When your reputation is on the line
The legal challenges faced by the professional services industry are complex and diverse, requiring professionals to have a comprehensive understanding of the law and the ability to manage risk effectively.
Professionals, such as medical professionals, lawyers, accountants, and consultants, may face claims alleging that they breached their duty of care, resulting in harm to clients or third parties. Professionals may face claims related to breach of contract, such as failure to perform services according to the terms of the contract, or failure to meet deadlines.
Employees may assert claims against professionals for various reasons, such as discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, or breach of employment contracts. Professionals are responsible for protecting confidential client information and may face liability if they fail to take appropriate measures to prevent data breaches or cyber-attacks.
Compliance with various regulations that govern their industry, such as professional licensing requirements, privacy laws, and anti-corruption laws, is mandatory for professionals.
Professionals may be involved in mergers and acquisitions, and face legal challenges related to due diligence, regulatory compliance, and contract negotiations.
At Burns White, our attorneys play a crucial role in supporting the professional services industry by helping professional service providers defend against malpractice claims, comply with regulations, negotiate contracts, manage risk, and navigate complex employment law issues.