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

A lawyer may represent a home builder in an action brought by a home buyer even though the buyer had paid a settlement or closing fee to the title corporation of which the lawyer was president. [The Bar indicated that the lawyer did not have an attorney-client relationship with the home buyer, although both the Opinion itself and the summary indicate that the lawyer "represented" the home buyer.]

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn