Two solos — each in practice for nearly 20 years with no prior disciplinary records, each cooperative and contrite with disciplinary authorities — are looking at vastly different punishments for variations on the same misconduct: failing to supervise nonlawyer employees.

The New Jersey Disciplinary Review Board on Dec. 7 recommended only a reprimand for Lyndhurst, N.J., solo Joseph Marin, whose brother, working as his office manager, impersonated him in a series of fraudulent real estate transactions.

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