ONE WHO IS SUSPENDED BY THE BAR AND ATTEMPTS TO DECEIVE IN THE FOLLOWING MANNER:
II. Respondent’s suspension and The Construction Law Group
13. In or around May 2020, respondent, who practiced law through his wholly owned entity The Robertson Firm, assisted two of the associate attorneys he employed, William Douglas Stanford, Jr. and Jacklyn Bennett, create a new law firm to be called Construction Law Group, LLC for the purpose of transferring all pending client matters from respondent/The Robertson Firm to Construction Law Group prior to the entry of respondent’s disciplinary suspension order.
14. The registered effective date of the company, Construction Law Group, LLC was July 1, 2020.
15. On or about July 1, 2020, Construction Law Group, LLC commenced operations in the same office space as that of The Robertson Firm and respondent’s construction business.
16. The lease of the office space used by Construction Law Group continued to remain in the name of The Robertson Firm during the period of suspension and the Construction Law Group utilized the office equipment that belonged to The Robertson Firm.
17. Because Construction Law Group, LLC lacked operating capital, respondent used accounts receivable of The Robertson Firm to assist with payment of some of the operating expenses of Construction law Group, LLC during the period of suspension.
18. The Robertson Law Firm also paid rent on behalf of the Construction Law Group, LLC and the payroll for the employees, virtually all of whom had been employed by The Robertson Law Firm. Respondent made the payments from The Robertson Law Firm’s operating account after the effective date of his suspension.
19. During his suspension period, respondent continued to be present in the office that his construction business shared with The Construction Law Group, LLC.