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    Counsel on

    One usually counsels someone on something. But I've come across "counseling in legal matters" on the Internet. So my question is, is "on" the correct preposition below?

    Our services:

    Counseling on matters relating to insolvency law
    Counseling on the drawing up of bid documents
    Counseling on the selection of the optimal legal from

    Thank you.

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    Re: Counsel on

    Sounds like a sales brochure . . .

    Legal counsel will perform services.

    They will counsel you in the subject matter of bids, etc.

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    Re: Counsel on

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedq View Post
    Sounds like a sales brochure . . .

    Legal counsel will perform services.

    They will counsel you in the subject matter of bids, etc.
    Thank you for your reply. I'm not sure I understand what you wrote, though. Are you saying that "on" should be "in"?
    Last edited by Allen165; 01-Oct-2010 at 21:59.

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    Re: Counsel on

    Yes; legal firms counsel, or specialize, in certain subject matters.

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    Re: Counsel on

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedq View Post
    Yes; legal firms counsel, or specialize, in certain subject matters.
    So would you say that "on" is wrong below:

    Robert C. Cumbow is a shareholder with Graham & Dunn, Seattle, where he counsels clients in beverage, food, communications, entertainment, and other businesses on trademark, copyright, advertising, media, and alcoholic beverage law.

    http://www.wsba.org/media/publicatio...-05-cumbow.htm

    The "on" is not a typo.

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    Re: Counsel on

    Can anyone confirm what susiedq said?

    I don't get it. If it's correct to say, I counsel clients on trademark law, why would "on" be wrong in the examples I provided.

    Counseling on matters relating to insolvency law
    Counseling on the drawing up of bid documents
    Counseling on the selection of the optimal legal from

    Thanks a lot.

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