2016 (Legal Ethics) Bar Exam Questions: Question 11

[Answer/discuss the question below, or see 2016 bar exam Legal Ethics Instructions; 2016 Legal and Judicial Ethics questions: 12345678910111213141516171819 and 20; See also 2016 Bar Exam: Information, Discussions, Tips, Questions and Results]


George, an American citizen doing business in the Philippines, bought a lot in Manila and secured the services o f Atty. Henry for the execution o f the required documents. Atty. Henry prepared a Deed of Sale of Land using the name of George’s friend, Pete, as the buyer. In order to protect George’s interests and ensure his free and undisturbed use ofthe property for an indefinite period of time, Atty. Henry also prepared a Counter Deed of Sale and Occupancy Agreement signed by Pete in favor of George. A competitor of George filed a complaint for disbarment against Atty. Henry on the ground that he violated the Constitution and the CPR. Rule on the complaint and explain. (5%)

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