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

3-Multiple Representations on the Same Matter

5-Lawyers Changing Jobs

45-Law Firms - Miscellaneous

58-Real Estate Lawyers

64-Lawyers Acting as Deed of Trust Trustees

A lawyer who represented both the buyer and seller in a real estate transaction may not initiate foreclosure proceedings as trustee. A lawyer with whom the lawyer later merged must likewise withdraw from representing the buyer or seller in their dispute.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn