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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2-Adversity to Former Clients

18-Consent and Prospective Waivers

64-Lawyers Acting as Deed of Trust Trustees

As long as the client consents, and after receiving the advice to seek independent counsel, a lawyer representing the maker of a note may have his client execute an agreement by which the client "waives any objection" to the lawyer also acting as trustee and later proceeding against him under the terms of the deed of trust. [This LEO was vacated to the extent that it is inconsistent with LEO 824; see also LEO 815.]

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