When you need an expert report for a lawsuit, you may be better off getting your outside attorney to request it for you. Because lawyers don’t have to reveal their notes and correspondence in court where the land trust is seeking their legal advice, your lawyer’s discussions with the expert (and, depending on your state’s rules, even the report itself) can be protected from the other side. Being able to keep your disagreements with your experts confidential can really help your case. For more information, check out this practical pointer on attorney-client privilege.
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