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

53-Office Sharing with Non-Lawyers

58-Real Estate Lawyers


A title insurance company owned by a lawyer and sharing office space with the lawyer's firm may not pay for the firm's salaries or advertisements. [This LEO was further explained in LEO 1564.]

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn