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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75-Representing Estates and Executors

76-Trust and Estate Lawyers

A lawyer retained by a personal representative of an estate has an attorney-client relationship with the executor or other personal representative and not the beneficiaries.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn