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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32-Lawyers Acting in Other Roles (Miscellaneous)

76-Trust and Estate Lawyers

A lawyer who receives a deed that is part of an estate holds the deed as a fiduciary and may not return it to the party who gave the lawyer the deed.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn