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This an excellent point. It applies equally to an attorney serving both as a member of the Board and as counsel, which is why many attorneys do not want to serve as counsel to an organization while also serving as a director (See Ready Reference Page: “The Lawyer on the Board: Playing a Dual Role.”
 
Whether an attorney whose wife is on the board can render impartial advice may depend on their personal relationship, which is probably better not to scrutinize. 
 
I interpreted the question, however, as asking the lawyer to handle “routine” legal matters, not dealing with significant differences on the Board. Maybe that distinction should be part of the understanding as to when the counsel will be utilized.

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