Apostrophic Apotheosis: Whose fees are they, anyway?

By: Benjamin G. Shatz | Benjamin E. Strauss
– Daily Journal

Manatt Partner Benjamin Shatz and Associate Benjamin Strauss wrote a column for Daily Journal about a judge’s footnote questioning the proper placement of an apostrophe and whether the phrase should be: “attorney fees,” “attorneys fees,” “attorney’s fees” or “attorneys’ fees.” Shatz and Strauss explain the history of this grammatical quandary from various authorities around the country. For those in California, Shatz and Strauss suggest that “the safest bet” “is to follow the Yellow Book’s advice and use ‘attorney fees’—and be consistent about it.” 

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