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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12-Withdrawing Lawyers (Including Non-Compete Issues)

It is improper for a law firm to require a withdrawing partner to continue working for the former firm's clients and have all bills submitted to the former firm (which would pass payments along to the former partner after deducting one-third of the payment for "continuing overhead burden within predecessor law firm").

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn