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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6-Lawyers Paid by Third Party

13-Marketing - Miscellaneous

58-Real Estate Lawyers

A real estate purchaser's lawyer may arrange in advance for the seller to pay part of the lawyer's fee, but may not impose such a fee without the seller's prior consent. The lawyer must be careful not to use the communication to steer clients to the lawyer's firm.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn