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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10-Former Government Lawyer Conflicts

A former County Attorney may represent a party seeking to secure a franchise from the county as long as the lawyer did not have "substantial responsibility" in the matter while a public employee.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn