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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2-Adversity to Former Clients

16-Lawyer's Personal Interests

58-Real Estate Lawyers

A lawyer who represents both the buyer and seller in a real estate transaction and who fails to find several judgments against the seller may not, without the seller's consent, purchase the judgments at a discount and then enforce them against the seller, because the lawyer may not be adverse to a former client in a debt collection (other than for legal fees) without the former client's consent.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn