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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31-Protecting and Disclosing Confidences and Secrets

32-Lawyers Acting in Other Roles (Miscellaneous)

63-Lawyers Acting as Corporate Officers or Directors

71-Representing Corporations

A lawyer who is acting as counsel, shareholder, officer and director of a corporation must maintain as confidential any information the lawyer has obtained from a fellow stockholder, director and officer because the conversation was with the lawyer as counsel for the corporation. [The lawyer would be free to reveal the information to the corporation's management.]

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn