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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38-Fee Splitting

50-Lawyer-Owned Businesses

A lawyer may not assist a title agency in preparing documents (with a single fee for both services submitted to the client) because it would involve sharing of legal fees with a non-lawyer and may also involve the lawyer helping a non-lawyer in the unauthorized practice of law. [Approved by the Supreme Court of Virginia 11/2/16].

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn