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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58-Real Estate Lawyers

As long as the seller consents after being advised at a time when the seller can avoid the charge, a real estate buyer's lawyer may charge the seller for releasing a deed of trust. [The Bar reached the same conclusion about completing an IRS form, although this practice was overruled by a law.]

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn