Representation Of Foreign Clients
Almost every day we receive inquiries from companies or individuals claiming to be potential foreign clients. These companies and individuals request that we represent them in a debt collection matter of some sort. Unfortunately, nearly all of these inquiries are sent by criminals attempting to perpetrate a common scam which has cost some unwary lawyers hundreds of thousands of dollars. An excellent article on these scams was published by the State Bar of California Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct.
As a result of this problem, we only represent new, unknown foreign individuals and companies if they do the following:
- Provide us with one or more local references in the United States.
- Provide us with a verifiable banking reference in their native country.
- Provide us with proof of identification which is verified by a consular official.
We apologize for any inconvenience this policy may cause legitimate foreign clients.