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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9-Government Lawyer Conflicts

61-Lawyers Acting as Executors

76-Trust and Estate Lawyers

An Assistant United States Attorney may act as executor for an estate naming the United States as sole beneficiary despite being employed by the beneficiary, because a private lawyer will represent the estate and the Assistant United States Attorney will therefore act as executor and not counsel.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn