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Thank you for your patience.No one can obviously predict what a lawyer will do, but a lawyer has an ethical and professional duty to their clients to do what is agreed upon. A lawyer who breaches such a duty can face disciplinary action, up to being disbarred for serious offenses. And, a lawyer may also be sued by a client for malpractice. While I won't say that it never happens, it's not typical that a lawyer will give up what they worked their entire life for and sacrifice their professional career to scam one client.NJ does allow you to search the disciplinary histories of lawyers going back from 1984, which you can do here. If you have concerns, you can review that to see if they have ever been in trouble before professionally.Please kindly remember to leave a positive rating for me by clicking on the stars at the top of the page, as that is the only way I am paid for my time, even though you may have already paid a deposit to the site. Follow-up questions asked in this thread do not cost anything additional after leaving a positive rating. Thank you!If you need clarification about my answer or additional information, please use the SEND or REPLY button to continue our conversation. Your satisfaction is my goal and I am here to help!
Without seeing all of the documentation and knowing more (which is really only something that can be done in a face to face consultation) I couldn't tell you what would be involved in making him a trustee.But, I would definitely recommend that there be a contract drawn up between attorney and client explaining exactly what is being done (e.g., "Attorney Smith will be made trustee of __________ for the sole and purpose of receiving a wire transfer from ____________. Attorney Smith will then deposit that money upon receipt into the bank account of ***** *****, Bank Account # ____________, Routing # ______________________. Upon receipt and transfer of the funds, Attorney Smith's duties and obligations as limited trustee will immediately terminate.").