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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16-Lawyer's Personal Interests

50-Lawyer-Owned Businesses

58-Real Estate Lawyers

The Bar rescinded LEO 1138, which permitted a lawyer who owned stock in a title insurance company to receive consulting fees varying with the number of policies the lawyer's clients obtained through the company. [This LEO was further explained in LEO 1564.]

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn