advice of counsel

advice of counsel

noun advice of legal counsel, communication of legal knowledge, recommendation of counsel, rendering of legal advice: advisement, consultation, direction, guidance, opinion
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The court stated, "If, in fact, the plaintiff-client insisted that the closing take place, then, in order that it not be malpractice the defendant would have to have had the plaintiff execute a detailed release informing the plaintiff of the law, the legal implications of closing without a certificate of occupancy, that the closing was going forward against the advice of counsel, and advising the client to consult another attorney.
If they relied on the advice of counsel, even if it was bad advice, I don't feel I could show it was willful violation,'' Sherwood said.
It concluded that the Tax Court erred in not crediting the sisters' testimony, as well as that of other witnesses, as to reliance on advice of counsel.
Second, it is apparently no defense if the employee actually understood the language with the advice of counsel, if the language was not calculated to be understood by him alone.
Following the advice and recommendations of this independent review, advice of counsel and a report to the Board, Vic De Zen and Douglas Dunsmuir have agreed to reduce their 2002 compensation to receive the bonus amounts recommended by the Committee.
There were immediate cries of "foul," since the tribe leaders did this without advice of counsel.
In 1993, on the advice of counsel, Tenzer submitted an offer in compromise.
Effective immediately, no commissioner, member of the commission staff or employee of the commission, including the inspector general and her staff, shall make a disclosure concerning personnel records that may fall within the ambit of applicable California statutory prohibitions in the absence of specific findings required of the board and the advice of counsel on the issue,'' the commission said.
According to Hilliard & Munoz, the law firm representing the Texas class in a class action law suit filed against H&R Block, former H&R Block CEO Frank Salizzoni, upon advice of counsel, refused under oath to answer direct questions addressing H&R Block's alleged violations of the Texas Penal Code, Commercial Bribery Statute.
The proceedings were commenced 14 days after the board of directors, on advice of counsel, decided not to pay the mortgage last November 1995, in order to try to get the bank to renegotiate.
This case is not one in which a taxpayer has relied on the erroneous advice of counsel concerning a question of law.
On advice of counsel, on Friday, November 2, 2001, a Petition for Possessory Action was filed seeking, among other relief, a Judgment that Biloxi Marsh is in possession of the contested lands.