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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3-Multiple Representations on the Same Matter

7-Family Conflicts

58-Real Estate Lawyers

A lawyer may represent both the buyer and seller in a real estate transaction if both consent. If the lawyer is related to the real estate agent and will be representing the buyer only, the buyer must consent (because of the relationship between the lawyer and the agent).

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn