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The deceaseds brother, an attorney, also was the recipient

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The deceased's brother, an attorney, also was the recipient of the interest signed away. Isn't that a bit unethical? No independent attorney was there.

A possible question of ethics always exists when an attorney participates in a legal matter in which he has a personal interest; however, the preparation and supervision of a deed signing by a family member where he is one grantee, isn't unethical in and of itself. The surrounding circumstances have to be considered. The exercise of undue influence would be a serious ethical breach though.

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