These summaries were prepared by McGuireWoods LLP lawyer Thomas E. Spahn. They are based on the letter opinions issued by the Virginia State Bar. Any editorial comments reflect Mr. Spahn's current personal views, and not the opinions of the Virginia State Bar, McGuireWoods or its clients. 
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16-Lawyer's Personal Interests

32-Lawyers Acting in Other Roles (Miscellaneous)

A law firm may represent the plaintiff although a member of the firm is a general partner in the partnership that includes the defendant as a limited partner (the plaintiff had consented). There appeared to be no attorney-client relationship between the law firm and the defendant.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn