The $52 Million Lunch

Funny things happen in the practice of law. This column will share some of them from over 30 years of my practice with clients all over the world. On a cold winter day in Chicago, I met my client in the lobby of one of the city's prominent banks. We were on our way to the trust department for an 11:00 a.m. meeting. My client's husband had died after a long illness. Our mission at the bank was to meet

Funny things happen in the practice of law. This column will share some of them from over 30 years of my practice with clients all over the world.

On a cold winter day in Chicago, I met my client in the lobby of one of the city's prominent banks. We were on our way to the trust department for an 11:00 a.m. meeting.

My client's husband had died after a long illness. Our mission at the bank was to meet with her husband's young trust officer to discuss the administration of her h

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