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PROFESSIONAL ETHICS OF THE FLORIDA BAR

OPINION 63-12
July 8, 1963

A lawyer may engage in an independent business so long as he does not commingle it with his law practice and use the business as a feeder for his law practice. He may be an officer and employee of a corporation under the same limitations.

Canon: 27

Chairman Holcomb stated the opinion of the committee:

There is no reason why a lawyer cannot be engaged in an independent business so long as he does not commingle the two and use the other business as a feeder for his law business. See Drinker, p. 221. The lawyer may be an officer and employee of another corporation under the same limitations.

[Revised: 08-24-2011]