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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38-Fee Splitting


A town may charge lawyers a license fee based on legal fees generated, because the prohibition on sharing fees with a non-lawyer envisions consensual arrangements rather than an imposed tax.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn