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Q: Why do attorneys offices say "PA" after their name? ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: Why do attorneys offices say "PA" after their name?
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: davidjhp-ga
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Posted: 24 May 2005 13:10 PDT
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Question ID: 525143
Why do attorneys offices say "PA" after their name?  What does that stand for?
Subject: Re: Why do attorneys offices say "PA" after their name?
Answered By: rainbow-ga on 24 May 2005 13:51 PDT
Hi davidjhp,

When attorney offices use PA after their name, this means that the
firm has been incorporated.

"PA (Professional Association): A type of corporation that provides
most of the benefits of incorporation but do not relieve the
participants of professional (malpractice) liability. This type of
organization is common among accountants, doctors, and lawyers. Also
called Professional Corporation (PC)."

Financial Exchange Corp.: Glossary

"P.C./P.A. Professional Corporation/Professional Association. A tax
arrangement allowing partnerships to enjoy corporate benefits while
retaining the other attributes of a partnership."

NALP: Glossary

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Subject: Re: Why do attorneys offices say "PA" after their name?
From: nelson-ga on 24 May 2005 13:56 PDT
Not all do.  Most prestigious law firms are LLP (limited liability partnership).

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