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

5-Lawyers Changing Jobs

A law firm may not represent a client against a county Board of Supervisors when the lawyer representing the county will be joining the firm through a merger, even though the county's lawyer will not be representing the county in the particular matter.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn