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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25-Dealing with Unrepresented People

75-Representing Estates and Executors

76-Trust and Estate Lawyers

It is not improper for a lawyer representing an executor-beneficiary to fail to advise another beneficiary whose interests "potentially" conflict with those of the executor-beneficiary to hire another lawyer, but the executor has a fiduciary duty to advise the other beneficiary to hire another lawyer.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn