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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14-Ownership of Files and Attorney Lien Issues

40-Trust Accounts

A lawyer who receives real estate trust funds from a non-client may not use the funds to pay an amount owed to the lawyer, unless the non-client consents.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn