Q: When going to a business lunch, who should pay? I requested a meeting with our law firm to discuss issues and they suggested we meet over lunch.
A: Unfortunately, there is no “correct” answer. It could be argued that since you requested the meeting, you should pay. On the other hand, since they suggested a luncheon meeting, they could be expected to pay. The diplomatic thing to do may be, when the check arrives, to offer to pay for lunch. In all likelihood, members of the law firm will offer to pay or split the bill.