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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1-Adversity to Current Clients

74-Representing Associations

A lawyer representing a homeowner's association has an attorney-client relationship with the entity, and therefore may represent the association in a declaratory judgment action against some of its members (who are not otherwise clients of the law firm).

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn