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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8-Bills and Fees

16-Lawyer's Personal Interests

50-Lawyer-Owned Businesses

It is not per se unethical for a lawyer and bookkeeper to set up a company that handles law firms' billings, but they must be careful not to violate the ethics rules.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn