02.13.15 Suspension [Buncombe County]

North Carolina State Bar Building Photo Courtesy of the North Carolina State Bar

Keith Henry was the staff attorney for Southern Financial Services until 2011.  Henry established a living trust for a South Carolina couple, clients of Southern Financial Services, while he was not licensed to practice law in South Carolina.  Henry continued to provide document review for clients of the company, some of whom who were residents of states in which Henry was not licensed to practice law.  A federal criminal investigation of Southern Financial Services was conducted.  Henry was not implicated in connection with criminal charges, but a disciplinary hearing was conducted after he failed to respond to a Letter of Notice from the North Carolina State Bar.  Henry was suspended from the practice of law for two years for his lack of cooperation with the State Bar’s investigation, sharing legal fees with a non-lawyer, failing to respond to clients, and providing legal services to clients in states he was not licensed.

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