OPINION 56
January 1953

SOLICITATION—SPECIALIST—TAX—An attorney who specializes in tax matters may send monthly tax letters in his own envelopes to regular clients, provided that the contents are confined to rulings of the Treasury Dept., the Courts, and similar topics dealing with current tax matters.

Canon 24.

Question

Is it a violation of the Canons of Ethics for an attorney, who specializes in tax matters, to send monthly tax letters to his own clients in his own envelopes?

Opinion

A majority of the members of the committee participating in this opinion felt that such practice would not constitute a violation, provided the sending of the letter was limited to such attorneys' regular clients, and the contents of the letter were confined to various rulings of the Treasury Dept., the Courts, and similar topics dealing with current tax matters. (5-4.)