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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16-Lawyer's Personal Interests

34-Limiting Liability to Clients


58-Real Estate Lawyers

A law firm hired to advise on a real estate matter must disclose to the client that the law firm mistakenly failed to obtain an extension of time to file a tax return, even though the law firm was not hired to file the return.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn