Virginia Estate Planning Lawyers

Christopher T. Craig
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Fairfax, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years experience

George Mason University School of LawVirginia
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Matthew Joseph Yao
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Fairfax, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(703) 828-5299 10615 Judicial Drive, Suite 102
Fairfax, VA 22030
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Family and Immigration
University of Virginia School of Law
I am located in Fairfax, Virginia and serve the Northern Virginia area. My practice focuses primarily on Juvenile and Family Law, Immigration Law, and Elder Law.
Dominic Paul Lascara
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Chesapeake, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 32 years experience
(757) 410-8355 652 Independence Parkway, Suite 120
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Real Estate
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Dominic P. Lascara is a native of Portsmouth, Virginia. He graduated in 1986 from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary after receiving his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, in Business Administration in 1981 from Old Dominion University. Dominic P. Lascara joined the law firm of Roy, Forehand, Laine and Dale, P.C. as an associate in the fall of 1986 after being admitted to the Virginia State Bar. He was admitted to the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in 1987. He became a partner...
Charles E McWilliams Jr.
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Winchester, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(540) 667-4912 204 South Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22604
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
Georgetown University Law Center and George Mason University School of Law
Chuck has practiced in Winchester and throughout northern Virginia since 2007. He is both a lawyer and a Certified Public Accountant (with an LL.M in Tax and Estate Planning) and worked in public accounting before attending law school. Chuck’s practice focuses on complex estate planning and administration matters, resolving tax disputes, business planning, choice of entity, conservation easements and other business matters. Chuck has extensive training in complex estate and business matters and his practice focuses primarily on business owners and families with more than $1 million in liquid assets. Chuck regularly works to resolve family disputes, establish business...
Matthew Lane Kreitzer
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Winchester, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 4 years experience
(540) 333-0330 340 N. Pleasant Valley Rd.
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Winchester, VA 22604
Estate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Hi, I'm Matthew.



I approach the practice of law with a focus on helping my clients understand an often complicated legal system. Working collaboratively allows me to anticipate my clients' needs, while also aiding my clients by providing them an informed view of all the potential dangers and rewards of each unique case. My primary practice areas are Divorce, Child Custody, Trusts & Wills and Bankruptcy. However, I also provide legal support for small businesses looking to incorporate, resolve disputes with employees or review potential contracts and business transactions.
Katherine S. Charapich
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Culpeper, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 6 years experience
(540) 812-2046 219 East Davis Street
Suite 320
Culpeper, VA 22701
Estate Planning, Business and Elder
Liberty University School of Law
U Mass Amherst - University of Massachusetts at Amherst - Political Science - Undergraduate Degree

Real Estate Broker License - Commonwealth of Virginia

Juris Doctorate Degree - Law Degree - Liberty University School of Law - Lynchburg, Virginia

Virginia State Bar - Commonwealth of Virginia
Eugene Sim
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Fairfax, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(703) 896-7686 4000 Legato Road
Suite 1100
Fairfax, VA 22033
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Military and Tax
Georgetown University Law Center
Gene received his B.S. degree in Material Science from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Columbia University. He received his J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center and served as Senior Editor for the Georgetown Journal on Poverty and Policy. Through competitive selection processes, Gene was selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 - (DC/VA), 2014 (DC)(Law & Politics Magazine) and as Virginia Business Magazine’s Legal Elite (Taxes, Estates and Trusts, 2008, 2010, & 2013). Featured on Fox News and other media outlets, he also is an accredited attorney for...
Rhonda Ann Miller
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Vienna, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years experience
(703) 442-3890 8300 Boone Blvd. Suite 550
Vienna, VA 22182
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Probate and Tax
Loyola Law School
Rhonda Miller is a partner with Dunlap, Bennett & Ludwig, PLLC, working out of their Vienna, Leesburg and Pasadena offices where she concentrates on sophisticated estate planning including special needs trusts, asset protection trusts, spousal lifetime access trusts, charitable remainder trust, qualified small business trusts and other trust used to minimize or eliminate capital gains and estate tax. In addition, she focuses on administering large and complex estates including litigation with respect to those estates and correcting documents to optimize tax efficiencies.
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Samantha Bohannon
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West Point, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 6 years experience
(804) 843-3656 704 Main Street
West Point, VA 23181
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Appalachian School of Law
Samantha Bohannon focuses her practice in the areas of Criminal Law, DUI, Traffic Violations, and Family Law. Before opening her own firm, Mrs. Bohannon served as a Magistrate for Region Six, which includes Richmond, Henrico, New Kent, Williamsburg, York/Poquoson, James City, Gloucester, Mathews, Middlesex, King and Queen, King William, West Point and Charles City. Mrs. Bohannon's prestigious position has given her a unique understanding on probable cause and common errors law enforcement officers typically make. Often times law enforcement has more than enough evidence to convict you, but that doesn't mean you're guilty. Not only is it the...
K Matthew Long
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Richmond, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(804) 755-7599 3957 Westerre Parkway
Suite 105
Richmond, VA 23233
Estate Planning, Business, Construction and Personal Injury
University of Richmond School of Law
I have represented clients in a wide variety of practice areas since 2009. More than anything I see myself as a problem solver. My approach is one of personal representation where clients are promptly updated at every step and phone calls and emails are returned very quickly. I immerse myself in every detail my client’s case and leave no stone unturned.

I maintain an active general practice of law that includes personal injury, civil litigation, business litigation, wrongful death, landlord tenant matters, drafting wills and powers of attorney, and traffic infractions.

I have developed...
Steve Miyares
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Norfolk, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience
(757) 955-7739 5900 East Virginia Beach Blvd.
Suite 202
Norfolk, VA 23502
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
University of Richmond School of Law
A resident of Virginia Beach for over 30 years, Mr. Miyares has deep roots in our community. A graduate of Kellam High School in Virginia Beach, Mr. Miyares went on to attend Old Dominion University in Norfolk. After earing a B.S. in Political Science in 2000, Mr Miyares earned his J.D. in 2003 from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. After his admission to the Virginia Bar in 2003, Mr. Miyares proudly worked in the office of the Norfolk Public Defender. During 8 years in that office, Mr. Miyares gained...
James H. Wilson Jr.
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Glen Allen, VA Estate Planning Attorney

University of Richmond School of LawVirginia
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James M. Sack
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McLean, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 42 years experience

Boston University School of Law and Georgetown University Law CenterDistrict of Columbia and Virginia
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Jay Braddock Jackson
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Fredericksburg, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(540) 322-1928 904 Princess Anne Street
Suite 101
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
In total, I spent 35 years in the insurance industry, handling liability claims. Prior to attending law school, I worked as an insurance adjuster and in claims management at GEICO. My positions allowed me the opportunity to learn a great deal about insurance company claims operations and the difficulties that large insurance companies face as well as the biggest hurdles for people who need to make claims. My work led me to attend law school while continuing my career in insurance. Following my graduation, I moved into the position of attorney with the company. Since that time, I have defended...
Richard Sternberg
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Fairfax, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 35 years experience
(888) 541-4020 10605 Judicial Dr, B7
Fairfax, VA 22030
Estate Planning, International, Probate and Real Estate
Center for International Legal Studies and Georgetown University
The Law Offices of Richard S. Sternberg is dedicated to the principle that bigger is not always better. Instead, it rests on a tradition that actually antedates the rise of the “mega-firm”-the solo practice. Emulating a country lawyer in a big-city environment allows Mr. Sternberg to provide more individualized service to his clients, and, at the same time, pursue more collegial relations with other members of the Bar. Since 1984, Mr. Sternberg has dedicated his practice to representing individuals and smaller businesses. For those corporate clients who have larger needs, he is affiliated with the Metropolitan Washington Law Consortium,...
Joan Fine
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Winchester, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 36 years experience
(540) 722-6800 302 W. Boscawen St.
Winchester, VA 22601
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
Boston College Law School
Ms. Fine has practiced law for 35 years, the last 28 in Virginia. Her business law experience started immediately after graduating from Boston College Law School in 1982 when she worked at a 50-attorney Boston law firm. In 1989 she joined the Costello Dickenson firm in Winchester, Virginia, and in 1990 opened her own firm.

Ms. Fine has extensive practice drafting business contracts, including buy-sell agreements, employment agreements and non-competition agreements, and, balancing that experience, she reviews and litigates contracts drafted by other attorneys.

Her Wills, Trusts and Estates practice involves planning, drafting estate documents and probate litigation.

Her equine practice is an...
Britney McPheron
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Richmond, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 4 years experience
(804) 755-7599 3957 Westerre Parkway, Suite 105
Richmond, VA 23233
Estate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Richmond School of Law
I represent clients primarily in Family Law matters such as divorce, custody, visitation, spousal and child support, protective orders and the drafting of property settlement agreements.

Having witnessed my own parents’ divorce in my late teens, I have a unique perspective and experience that I am able to provide to my clients. I enjoy being able to counsel them through tough life transitions. Family law issues are some of the most difficult legal issues a person can face and I believe that it is important to treat every person and situation with respect. I am able to listen to my clients...
C. Douglas Welty
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Arlington, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 35 years experience
(703) 276-0114 2300 Wilson Blvd - Ste 240
Arlington, VA 22201
Estate Planning and Business
University of Virginia School of Law
C. Douglas Welty, a full-time trusts & estates attorney, is certified as an Estate Planning Law Specialist by the Estate Law Specialist Board, an autonomous body accredited by the American Bar Association and affiliated with the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils. He was the first estate planning attorney in Northern Virginia to earn such certification.

Doug Welty also holds the multidisciplinary Accredited Estate Planner (AEP) designation, which is conferred by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils upon both estate planning attorneys and highly experienced non-attorney estate planning professionals (such as certified public accountants, financial planners, insurance specialists,...
Mr. Kia Brian Kondori
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Fairfax, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 4 years experience
(703) 385-2080 4085 Chain Bridge Road
Suite 401
Fairfax, VA 22030
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Immigration and Probate
After passing the Virginia State Bar in 2014, Mr. Kondori became an associate attorney at Pikrallidas & Associates, involved with all types of cases, ranging from personal injury, divorce and family law, contract review & consulting, the ever changing immigration field, as well as civil and traffic matters. Kia aims to continue representing his clients to the best of his abilities as one of the founding attorney's at Kondori, Moorad & Niesen. Mr. Kondori is a homegrown Virginia talent, born and raised in Northern Virginia. He graduated from George Mason University with a B.A. in Government...
Sammid Joseph Mansoor
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Leesburg, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(888) 731-5999 44084 Riverside Parkway #120
Leesburg, VA 20176
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Elder
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
My passion is helping individuals, families, and business owners achieve peace of mind by developing and implementing creative, customized, and yet cost effective plans. As part of my goal oriented estate planning process, I first seek to understand your goals and needs. My advice focuses on how your estate planning documents advance your goals. I use plain English and easy to understand visual aids, so you know what you need to do in order ensure that your plan works the way you intend. My personal mission is to make estate planning as accessible, efficient and streamlined as possible...
Wojtek P Wilczynski
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Fairfax, VA Estate Planning Attorney
(571) 418-1985 10627 Jones Street, Suite 201-B
Fairfax, VA 22030
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Immigration
Temple University
I am a sole practitioner dedicated to serving my clients by providing excellent legal representation with flexible payment options. I believe everyone deserves to have legal counsel, and for that reason, I am willing to work with clients who may require alternative payment options and who cannot afford the typical attorney fees.
Jean Galloway Ball
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Fairfax, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 years experience
(703) 591-4900 10511 Judicial Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
The George Washington University Law School
Jean Galloway Ball is certified in Elder Law by the National Elder Law Foundation. She does life care and estate planning: preparing powers of attorney, Wills and Trusts for seniors and their families. She assists families with planning for disabled adult children. She advises on families on planning for long term care expenses. She is a recognized litigator in the area of fiduciary litigation including guardianship, Will contests, trust administration, claims against estates, accounts from fiduciaries, undue influence and financial exploitation.
Lewis A. Martin III
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Charlottesville, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 39 years experience
(434) 817-3100 400 Locust Avenue, Suite 1
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Virginia
Lewis A. Martin, III began his law practice by joining his father upon his graduation with a JD from the University of Virginia in 1979. He focuses his practice in the areas of real property law, including commercial real estate, mechanics’ and materialmen’s liens, like-kind exchanges, and advanced property conveyances and financing, as well as estate planning and administration, serving as an Assistant Commissioner of Accounts for Albemarle County, Virginia. Mr. Martin was born and raised in Charlottesville, and values the relationships he’s developed through a lifetime of calling Central Virginia his home.
Stacy Costello
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McLean, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience

American University Washington College of LawMaryland, District of Columbia and Virginia
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Ryan A Brown
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Arlington, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(703) 842-3025 1739 Clarendon Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22209-2741
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
George Mason University
Ryan A. Brown was born in Kansas City and raised in California. His first job in the computer industry began at the age of eleven, building and repairing personal computers for a local store in Santa Barbara, California. In 1993 he began a computer and Internet consulting firm and started the first Internet Service Provider (ISP) in Santa Barbara. Ryan went on to attend Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, where he received a BS in Computer Science with departmental and school honors and a BA in Spanish in 2000. Ryan is a member of Tau Beta Pi, Upsilon Pi Epsilon...
Sheri Abrams
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Oakton, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
(571) 328-5795 10467 White Granite Drive
Suite 306
Oakton, VA 22124
Estate Planning, Administrative, Elder and Social Security Disability
The George Washington University Law School
Sheri R. Abrams, Attorney at Law, has been practicing Social Security Disability Law, Estate Planning, Elder Law and Special Needs Planning for more than 20 years. Sheri is rated “AV Preeminent”, the highest rating possible by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, and was named a “Super Lawyer,” one of the “Best Lawyers in America,” one of Virginia’s “Top Rated Lawyers” and one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite.” Sheri is active in many different professional organizations including the Virginia State Bar, District of Columbia Bar, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (VAELA),...
Andrew 'Andy' Hook
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Virginia Beach, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 43 years experience
(757) 399-7506 295 Bendix Road
Suite 170
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of Virginia School of Law
Andrew H. “Andy” Hook is the president of Hook Law Center, where he practices in the areas of elder law, estate and trust administration, estate, tax, retirement and financial planning, long-term care planning, asset protection planning, special needs planning, business succession planning and personal injury settlement consulting. A 1975 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, Mr. Hook is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), and a Fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). Mr. Hook is certified as an Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law...
Mr. A. Conrad Bareford III
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Mathews, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(804) 725-2149 32 Court Street
Box 5
Mathews, VA 23109
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Regent University School of Law
Conrad Bareford came to the Mathews/Gloucester area after practicing in Hampton. His focus is state litigation including criminal defense, personal injury, business law and civil litigation. We prepare trusts, deeds, wills and estate planning and administration.

Licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in Virginia.
C. Douglas Welty
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Arlington, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 35 years experience
(703) 276-0114 2111 Wilson Boulevard - Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22201
Estate Planning, Probate and Trademarks
University of Virginia
I practice in Northern Virginia (including Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, Prince William, and Loudoun Counties) exclusively in the areas of estate planning; wills, trusts & estates (including probate and trust administration); estate and gift taxation; wealth preservation and asset protection; and family business law. For more information, please contact me or visit my website, weltyblair.com.
Joshua E Hummer
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(540) 931-7078 3034 Valley Ave
Suite 100
Winchester, VA 22601
Winchester, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years experience
Estate Planning, Business and Elder
University of Virginia School of Law
I represent small, medium, national and international businesses, non-profits and individuals on a wide variety of corporate and business matters, including forming companies, drafting and negotiating contracts, dealing with employment matters, handling real estate and land use issues, collecting receivables, and defending and prosecuting litigation. I also assist many clients with their elder care, estate planning and estate administration needs, including drafting wills and trusts, assisting with the appointment of guardians and conservators, and the Virginia probate process. I strongly believe that clients receive the best legal services from an attorney who is intimately familiar with their businesses and goals....
Derek A. Davis
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Surry, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 5 years experience
(757) 778-7256 308 Bank Street
P.O. Box 456
Surry, VA 23883
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, Landlord Tenant and Traffic Tickets
Florida Coastal School of Law
Benjamin Williams
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Richmond, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 4 years experience
(804) 477-1720 1801 Bayberry Ct
Ste 203
Richmond, VA 23226
Estate Planning, Civil Rights and Immigration
University of Richmond School of Law
Thomas Woodward Ashton
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Roanoke, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(540) 929-1330 2728 Colonial Ave
Suite 111
Roanoke, VA 24015
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Appeals, Business and Family
University of Richmond School of Law
I am a tenacious Roanoke lawyer who puts my clients' interests first. As a general practice attorney, I have extensive experience in many different areas of the law, including: business formation and corporate governance, general civil litigation, family law (divorce, support and custody), plaintiff's personal injury, GAO protests and federal procurement law, bankruptcy (Chapters 7 and 13), construction litigation, civil rights and s. 1983 cases, protective orders, and alternative dispute resolution. This broad experience allows me to bring a different perspective to bear in my practice. I have won jury and bench trials in Virginia, and have been victorious...
Ellen Charlotte Carlson
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Norfolk, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 30 years experience
(757) 320-0526 The Wells Fargo Center, Suite 1800
440 Monticello Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23510
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Divorce
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
I've represented creditors, trustees and debtors during my years of practice. In my bankruptcy practice, my greatest satisfaction comes from coaching the person who is in despair over finances to a fresh start and a more promising future. In my family practice, it's helping folks with children build new futures for those children that are as safe and nurturing as possible. Both practices require patience, knowledge and a strong ability to take many puzzle pieces scattered hither and yon and put them back together to achieve the optimum outcome - and I DO that!
Brian A. Boys
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Virginia Beach, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(757) 636-4480 5265 Providence Road
Suite 303
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Estate Planning and Probate
University of Richmond School of Law
Brian Boys brings his professionalism and significant legal skills to his clients and our community. Brian’s primary practice areas include Elder Law, Estate Planning, Estate and Trust Administration, Guardianships and Conservatorships, Special Needs Planning, and Personal Injury Settlement Consulting and Litigation in support of each of these areas. Brian is also qualified to serve as a guardian ad litem for incapacitated adults.
Andrea Morisi
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Manassas, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 29 years experience
(703) 468-8031 9200 Church Street
Suite 202
Manassas, VA 20110
Free ConsultationEstate Planning
The George Washington University Law School
Are you looking for a Manassas estate planning attorney and wondering where you can turn to receive the help you need at this time? You have come to the right place! At Morisi Associates law firm, you can rest assured in the help you can secure from a lawyer who cares about you and wants to help you make the right decisions for your future. Attorney Andrea Morisi obtained her Bachelor of Science degree at Boston College. She later went on to earn her Juris Doctorate at George Washington University National Law Center. She has been authorized to practice throughout...
Joshua E. Bushman
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Arlington, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(703) 845-9070 2800 Shirlington Road
Suite 503
Arlington, VA 22206
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
University of Richmond School of Law
At the Bushman Law Group, our motto is simple: "Let our attorneys deal with your legal problems while you get back to what is truly important . . . the rest of your life." We know that facing a legal problem is stressful, that is why our attorneys guide you through each step of the legal process with prompt, personal service you can trust. Our goal is to build a long-term, relationship with our clients, and we want our clients to trust us with all of their legal work. To this end, we work hard on every case,...
K. Page Kistler
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Virginia Beach, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
(757) 271-3279 909 First Colonial Road
Suite 101
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Northeastern University School of Law
Since 2000, my practice of law has focused on divorce and family law. Please contact me regarding your divorce or family law matter and I should be able to help you. My commitment is to handle your matter personally, effectively and efficiently.
Mark Hurt
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Hillsville, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience
(276) 623-0808 1070 N Main St
Ste B
Hillsville, VA 24343
Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets and Workers' Comp
Duke University School of Law
I am a native Bristolian who obtained my undergraduate degree from University of Virginia in 1981. I obtained my law degree from Duke University, graduating in the top ten percent of my class. Prior to returning to the Tri-Cities, I practiced with large litigation law firms in Dallas, Texas and Washington, D.C. I have extensive litigation experience, including trying cases in front of a jury, and arguing appeals, in Virginia, Tennessee and federal courts. I have argued twice before the nine justices of the United States Supreme Court. I have also successfully reached settlements for my...
Gretchyn Gay Meinken
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Alexandria, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(703) 836-9030 616 N Washington St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Estate Planning and Probate
George Mason University School of Law
Gretchyn Meinken grew up in a U.S. Army family, living in Germany for the majority of her childhood. She moved to the Washington, D.C. Metro area after completing a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Alabama in 2000. Ms. Meinken now calls Alexandria, Virginia home after residing here since 2001 (her longest stint in any one place).

Ms. Meinken focuses her practice on estate planning and administration, as well as general corporate law and taxation. She represents individuals, estates, trusts, partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations.
Vincent J Mata
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Strasburg, VA Estate Planning Lawyer
(540) 686-1203 110 N Massanutten St
Strasburg, VA 22657
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
George Mason University School of Law
Vincent J. Mata attended the University of Notre Dame and the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum for undergraduate studies in the classical humanities. He obtained a Master's degree at The Catholic University of America in philosophy, and earned his Juris Doctor at George Mason University School of Law, now Antonin Scalia Law School. Vincent founded Shenandoah Estate Planning & Elder Law PLC, a law firm serving the northern Shenandoah Valley focusing entirely on estate planning and elder law issues.
Susan Donner
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Suffolk, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 20 years experience
(757) 539-7272 424 Market Street
Suite 101
Suffolk, VA 23434
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Divorce
George Mason University School of Law
Are you looking for an attorney that will understand not only the legal aspects of divorce, but the emotional and financial implications of divorce? At the law firm of Susan E. Donner, I work hard to be approachable. Divorce work can be contentious, but I emphasize the compassionate side of divorce representation. I care about the emotional impact of divorce and work with my clients to bring about the result that is in the best interests of their family and their relationship with their children.Divorce is emotionally draining, especially when children are involved.The decisions you...
Richard L. Ferris
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Williamsburg, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 48 years experience
(757) 220-8114 460 McLaws Circle, Suite 200
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Estate Planning
Ohio Northern University
I am often asked “Why don’t people seriously plan their estates?” I’ve heard many different reasons over 40 years as an Estate and Trust Planning attorney. The most common reason, I believe, is at one time or another, we tend to PROCRASTINATE. Why? Because we think that acting – doing something now – will produce more pain (and cost) than not doing anything. As I explain to clients, look at estate planning as LIVING PLANNING – just as you would plan a vacation, retirement or wedding. In fact, it is your attempt to use...
F. Paul Maloof
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Alexandria, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 40 years experience
(703) 684-2000 510 King Street
Suite 301
Alexandria, VA 22314
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Georgetown University Law Center
I have practiced law for more than 40 years in Virginia and Maryland. As a partner in a well established Alexandria City law firm, I provide my clients with legal services at a high quality level and at reasonable hourly rates in Northern Virginia, including Fairfax County. I work with individuals and small businesses. I advise clients who are consumers and professionals on a range of issues, specifically; fair business practices, business contract disputes, landlord and tenant law, residential real estate matters, loan documentation, commercial lease, business acquisition, estate planning and serving as general civil litigation counsel. I...
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Planning your estate?

Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.

An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.


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Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.