The Florida Bar

Ethics Opinion

Opinion 67-35

FLORIDA BAR ETHICS OPINION
OPINION 67-35
November 8, 1967
Advisory ethics opinions are not binding.
A law firm anticipating the opening of an additional office in another city coincident with a
merger with a firm in that city may announce these events. The announcement may denote the
individual names of the various members of the merging firms and the cities in which they will
practice.
Canon:

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Chairman MacDonald stated the opinion of the committee:
A Florida law firm anticipates the opening of an additional office in another
city coincident with a merger with a firm in that city, proposing an announcement
of these events in the form attached, accompanied by a listing on the interfold of
the announcement denoting the individual names of the various members of the
merging firms and the cities in which they will practice.
We find no objection to the form of this announcement.
JONES AND JONES
AND
SMITH AND SMITH
Are pleased to announce
the merger of their law practices
and the opening of new offices
in __________, Florida.
The Firm will continue to
practice in Florida from both
the __________ and __________ offices
under the name of Jones, Jones and Jones.
National Bank Building
_____________, Florida

National Bank Building
_____________, Florida