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)

A partnership agreement may not restrict payment of "deferred compensation" if a withdrawing partner practices within a certain area; such a restriction would be acceptable if funding for the deferred compensation comes from an employer corporation, partnership or a third party.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn