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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1-Adversity to Current Clients

75-Representing Estates and Executors

76-Trust and Estate Lawyers

A lawyer may not represent an estate in attempting to recover the proceeds of a note payable to the decedent (thus treating the note as an asset of the estate), while also representing the trustee in decedent's bankruptcy (treating the note as an asset of the bankrupt estate).

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn