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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20-Government Official Conflicts

50-Lawyer-Owned Businesses

A lawyer whose partner is on the City Council may not seek a franchise for a corporation in which both the lawyer and the partner are shareholders.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn