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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27-Litigation Tactics (Including Misrepresentations, Tape Recordings)

31-Protecting and Disclosing Confidences and Secrets

76-Trust and Estate Lawyers

A lawyer representing an estate's administrator is not obligated to disclose the administrator's embezzlement if the stolen money is to be repaid. [It would seem inevitable that the lawyer would eventually have to reveal the embezzlement or else assist in the filing of a fraudulent accounting or other document.]

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn