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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72-Representing Partnerships

Because a partnership is like other legal entities, a lawyer representing a partnership ordinarily does not represent the individual partners. Information the lawyer receives in representing the partnership ordinarily may not be withheld from individual partners. A separate attorney-client relationship with an individual partner may potentially result in a conflict. If asked to represent an individual partner, the lawyer should obtain the partnership's and individual's consent after full disclosure.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn