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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2-Adversity to Former Clients

71-Representing Corporations

73-Family Law Lawyers

A lawyer who represented a corporation owned by three shareholders (approximately six years earlier) may now represent the corporation's sole remaining shareholder's wife in a divorce, as long as the lawyer "never represented the shareholder individually" and "no confidences or secrets were obtained from the shareholder or the corporation during [the lawyer's] representation of the corporation that would be pertinent to the divorce action" (the lawyer "did not perform any work necessitating an evaluation of the corporation or any review of financial records of the corporation").

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn