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

71-Representing Corporations

A lawyer whose firm formed a corporation may represent one of the shareholder's wives against the shareholder, unless the lawyer learned material confidences in the earlier representation.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn