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

2-Adversity to Former Clients

64-Lawyers Acting as Deed of Trust Trustees

If both clients consent, a lawyer acting as a substitute trustee may oversee a foreclosure (using an independent lawyer) although the trustee's partner has previously represented "from time to time" and on unrelated matters adverse parties who might try to delay the foreclosure.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn