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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40-Trust Accounts

58-Real Estate Lawyers

A real estate buyer's lawyer may deliver the proceeds of a settlement to the seller before the deed is recorded, as long as the lawyer has taken appropriate steps to protect the client and the client consents.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn