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

29-Advancing Fees and Costs

A lawyer may charge a fixed percentage overhead fee for miscellaneous expenses in most representations, although such an arrangement would be improper in contingent fee matters (in which the client must be responsible for the actual costs incurred).

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn